Posted May 9th, 2019 in Retail Roundup
Mother’s Day is one of those occasions when people’s eyes may linger a moment longer on advertisements promoting a dazzling array of jewelry. For many moms, the gift of jewelry is a treasured memory of a moment in time. Pieces of jewelry often become a part of the family story and may be handed down through generations.
The stories associated with the origins and styles of jewelry are what influence the collections you’ll see at T. S. Brown Jewelry. The owners, Tim and Sandy Brown, love discovering unusual jewelry with interesting stories. They have a collection of poesy rings which were popular in the 15th and 17th century in England and France. Poesy rings were first used as a vow of lifelong commitment engraved with religious inscriptions or inspirational messages. Today, they are often used as wedding bands or tokens of love.
Love, faith and inspiration are common features of many of the collections, yet all the pieces are unique. The Sailor’s Valentine pendants are a modern interpretation of jewelry crafted out of shell pieces and surrounded by an octagonal frame. These were tokens of love brought home from sailors’ voyages in the mid-18th century.
The Compass Rose collection was also inspired by travel with the navigational rose appearing on charts as far back as the 1300s. At T. S. Brown Jewelry, you can choose from gold or silver pendants, earrings and cufflinks in this collection. Their sterling silver jewelry has always been popular because the Browns were the first to sell sterling silver in Downtown Wilmington when they opened their store in the Cotton Exchange 36 years ago.
Another unique element of this store is an on-site gemologist who uses a faceting machine located by one of the windows to cut gems. If you can draw your eyes away from the beautiful finished jewelry for a few minutes, you can observe the faceting skills of an actual gemologist.
Prepare to carve out your unique style at T. S. Brown Jewelry because you won’t see the same piece of jewelry on anyone else in Downtown Wilmington. Buy jewelry for mom or choose something special for yourself this Mother’s Day.
Hours: Mon-Sat, 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sun, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
T.S. Brown Jewelers
343 N Front St
Wilmington, NC 28401