Sunday, March 15, 2009

A Small Gem in Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay New York, for those of you that don’t know its location is a town on Long Island that is nestled somewhere between Glen Cove and Huntington. It’s Main Street has a flair for yester year, with shops that owners have lived and grew up around, the area whose people seem to know each other and each others family.

One of my favorite little “gems” in Oyster Bay right on Main Street is Smith Jewelers, it has been around for almost 70 years, that’s right 70 years and has remained in the same family, who still owns and operates the business themselves.

It truly is like visiting a friend when you walk into this shop, your greeted by a family member who in a short time you feel as if you knew them for ever. In fact some of their customers did know them forever and conversations can revolve around
town or their friends in common. Always a well wishing goes on inside these doors.

Now the fun is going into this store, it is like venturing into a jewelry chest, where you sometimes find the usual as well as the unusual, The store has many items created by individual artisans, as well as those that are hard to find items, they will custom make a piece that you want just so.

They have a repair shop on site, which I can tell you is busy, someone is always coming in with a watch they treasure, but it has stopped working and they can’t part with it so it is given in for
a much needed repair. From resetting stones, sizing rings, or restringing grandma’s pearls to name just a few they seem to do it all.

The town is a great place to walk through and visit the restaurants and other small shops that reside on Main Street. Perhaps you will even get a glance at Billy Joel who also lives in Oyster Bay.

An old friend can be someone you just met yesterday, they key word is "friend".

LuLu Borealis

1 comment:

Bri said...

Wow, that looks like a nice place! I'll have to put it on my list of places to visit.