Aspects Wonderful Jewelry is closing in May well immediately after 27 a long time in the Lee Heights Shops.
The shop on 4530 Cherry Hill Road is shuttering because of to homeowners Suzanne and Tom Arnold retiring immediately after six decades creating, planning, and advertising jewelry. The prepare, in accordance to the owners, is to be open up until at the very least Mother’s Working day (Might 8) and then go on for a 7 days or two immediately after, until most of the items has been sold.
The shop has been named one of Arlington’s ideal jewelers quite a few times by Arlington Journal.
But now it is time to pack it in, the owners say.
“Age and attrition,” Suzanne tells ARLnow about why the few, ages 75 and 80, are retiring and closing up store. “We’ve stored rolling with it as long as we can since we definitely enjoy it.”
In 1995, following functioning for other local jewelry shops, the few arrived on the browsing heart and made the decision to go out on their very own.
“I recall wondering that ‘this seems to be just right,’” she states. “‘It has a serious community truly feel.’”
They opened Sides High-quality Jewellery in September 1995 and she remembers the retail store filling up with folks obtaining Christmas presents. Tom claims the keep survived for just about a few a long time at the shopping center, which includes the complicated previous two many years, due to the community and extended-time purchasers.
“This is our dwelling,” he claimed. “[When we opened in 1995] every person took us in. It is just been wonderful and I cannot say ample.”
Tom acquired started coming up with jewellery in the 1960s in Beverly Hills, California. In reality, he hand-designed pieces for some of the largest stars of the day.
“He remembers John Wayne ordered a small gold attraction [from him]… to be provided to all of the cast and crew of [a film] he worked on,” states Suzanne. “He was really generous.”
Tom also was a jeweler for Jane Russell, just one of Hollywood’s top girls in the mid-20th century.
Suzanne says one particular of her favourite elements of selling jewelry is that it’s so own.
“Customers are not just nameless souls,” she says. “You turn out to be section of people’s lives due to the fact you really do mark exclusive times in their life.”
For the next thirty day period, Suzanne will be just having fun with expressing goodbye and advertising off as substantially jewelry as attainable, at up to a 70% low cost.
When that remaining working day will come in May perhaps, the couple says they will be unfortunate but will be looking forward to their major retirement options — being nearby and investing their new-observed absolutely free time touring museums, going to plays, and eating extravagant meals.
“We are likely to engage in tourist in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia,” Suzanne says.