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Harrisburg Magazine features Higashi Jewelry's Optical dept.

Awards, awards, awards!

Harrisburg Magazine features Higashi Jewelry Optical Awards awards awards!

For a small independent store located in Lemoyne...we are feeling pretty proud!

Our store was profiled in a major trade magazine highlighting our addition of optical to our jewelry store. It seems that this is going to be a new trend. We also were thrilled to be chosen as one of the "Top 50 Designer Retailers" in the US! This award given by jewelry designers at the annual JCK show. We are the only store from PA that made the list!

I guess this goes to show that bigger isn't necessarily better. I think it is actually easier to be a small independent jeweler, it enables us to respond to changes in fashion and tastes. I love to travel around the country and the world to find what is new and fun. It gives us a chance to try it out in our store and see what our customers think. If our customers love it...then we go in that direction. If not, we go in another. If it means another trip to Paris it is ok!

One of my best finds has been the watches by Olivia Burton...I discovered them in Paris last Spring. The owners, two young women from London, were exhibiting at the Paris jewelry show for the first time. I visited them in London in January to discuss what would be new for Spring. These watches really stand out for their great designs and unique British look.

We continue to be their only independent store or "stockist" as they say in the UK. There are a few large online companies from the UK selling in the US, but we remain their only store carrying the full line.

Visit our Olivia Burton page for more choices. It has been fun to see how much everyone has loved these watches and we sell many on line as well. We will have their new designs in our store by November..maybe I will go to London to pick them up on shipping!