I'm Ellen. I'm the Girl. This is my daughter, Viola Belle. She's the Ruby. She was born in July, making her birthstone a ruby. Lucky for me, right? I grew up in our family jewelry business, and have had a love of shiny things for as long as I can remember. I am the jewelry designer and resident chatterbox. I'm very interested in the stories that accompany our work, and plan to share some of those here. I'll be going on about all things jewelry, but can't promise I won't sneak in a bit about my ruby here and there. I feel so privileged to be in this business continuing the legacy my father started so many years ago. Hope you enjoy!
With Fall in the air, I get all excited about the seasonal transitions happening this time of year… pulling out sweaters and scarves, picking pumpkins and wreaths, and performing my biannual jewelry clean and check. Wait, what??? Yep, that’s right; you need to add jewelry maintenance to your list of fall chores. I know you […]
Time seems to be passing so quickly these days. My last post was in September! It seems like just yesterday we were at Viola’s first Easter egg hunt. She was surely cute, but just there for token pics with the big bunny. Last weekend she was a professional egg huntress. She would pick up the […]
I can’t believe that summer has come and gone! Why is it still so hot? Anyway… I thought it would be fun to share a few things that we’ve been working on over the “dog days”. We’ve been busy helping to mark some pretty incredible milestones! Engagements were made. Birthdays were celebrated. Anniversaries were given […]
Since February is this the month of love, I wanted to write a little more about celebrating our fortieth year in business in 2016. It seems to me, you don’t get to celebrate such a milestone without a healthy dose of love in the mix. Love, combined with hard work and determination, has made us […]
As I’m sure you’re aware, Small Business Saturday is tomorrow, November 28th. You may not be aware, however, what the day actually means to a small business. For us, it is more than a catchy phrase aimed at getting folks to spend their holiday shopping dollars locally. When you own or work in a small […]
One of the things that I love most about my job is working with a customer to create a piece that they will give to someone they love. Our first initial meeting is always so exciting to me. When the piece is to be an engagement ring, I want to learn all about the soon-to-be […]
Recently, we had the opportunity to design a ring for a lovely young lady. The ring was to be a gift in celebration of her high school graduation. Her mother came to the shop armed with some special pieces of family jewelry to be used for their gold and diamonds. After a little brainstorming, it […]
Jewelry connects people. We hope to make connections for your own family, as well.
As I hope you’ve seen, we’ve recently been busy working on our new Epperson’s website. One of my chores in getting ready to launch was to collect a few pieces we’ve made over the years to photograph and feature on our gallery page. Honestly, it seemed like adding a logistical nightmare to my to-do list. In the end, however, something wonderful happened. It was part history lesson, part trip down memory lane, and part inspiration. In reaching out to our customers, I got to hear the stories of when, how, and why these pieces came to be.