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Saturday, September 8, 2012

CJS: Born From Legend.....

A Jewelry Icon

During this last NYC visit, I was honored to meet a jewelry manufacturing legacy, Carl Schimel.  Carl had over 60 years in the business that began with selling jewelry in the Village when he was only 16 years old.

He and brother Marty became jewelry manufacturing icons during the 1960's, operating 8 floors dedicated to designing some unique pieces and created quite a buzz for their products.

Today, Carl and daughter, Elyse, sell a tremendous amount of close out beads and findings to top notch wholesalers around the world.  

I was amazed at their inventory and could identify with their passion for design.  I felt like I was very much at home and like a little girl who woke up in a castle among beautiful jewelry bits and pieces!

Carl was recently honored to speak at
The Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts’ seventh annual fall conference will take place Sunday, Oct/ 7, 2012 in New York City at a private club in midtown Manhattan.


Elyse Schimel said...

Thank you for the very sweet post!

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