In the depths of the depression, Stuart Nye bought some second hand tools and a little silver. Without any experience in jewelry or metal work, but with good taste, an eye for beauty and faith in himself, he began to make a few simple bangle bracelets. Through trial and error he learned the nature of his materials and began to fashion silver into the leaves and flowers so characteristic of our jewelry today. From that day in 1933 when Mr. Nye began, our shop has changed in many ways. It has moved from an attic room through a series of additions to a garage to the rustic building built especially for our use in 1948 which we now call "The Shop". Stuart Nye produces jewelry of a quality that only a hand craftsman with a sense of pride in his work can produce, but we try to produce it at a modest price so that ordinary people can own and enjoy it. This was Stuart Nye's goal. This is still our goal today.
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