Gemstone Gallery opened its doors in 2006 in the town of Lantana, Florida. The Gallery serviced nearby towns such as Palm Beach, South Palm Beach, Manalapan, Ocean Ridge, Delray Beach, Lake Worth and Boynton Beach, among others. “We offered ‘all things beaded’ and in addition to the locals, wintering clients from around the country and abroad frequented our store,” said Suzanne DeBow, owner and jewelry designer.
“In addition to our inventory, we were proud to offer custom jewelry,” said Ms. DeBow. “It was not unusual for clients to bring an outfit to the Gallery to match a piece of jewelry or to request a custom piece that would showcase their outfit. The beauty of stones, of course, are the many colors and textures that lend themselves to matching clothing including shoes and handbags,” she said.
Throughout its history, Gemstone Gallery has aimed to be the one-stop shopping destination for beaded jewelry and bead strands. It was also a resource for those wishing to pick their own beads for their custom pieces and for those wanting to make their own jewelry. “We offered classes for those wishing to learn how to make their own jewelry,” Ms. DeBow said.