TECUMSEH — Hacker Jewelers was a staple in downtown Tecumseh for 37 a long time, but Barb and Dan Hacker started organizing their retirement prior to COVID-19 hit.
They desired to make specified that the shop was occupied by jewelers and it took a minimal lengthier than expected to uncover a buyer, but they located the excellent pair in enterprise partners Cheyenne Sosman and Jackie Juhasz. The pair closed on the house in September.
The new store will be called Patina, named for that green oxidation that is viewed on aged copper, for instance, the Statue of Liberty.
“We really, definitely preferred to make certain there was going to be a jewelry shop in that room. Tecumseh is a great town and people are fascinated in the setting up and have ideas, even since COVID, but we had definitely concentrated on acquiring a jeweler in there. So when Jackie approached us, we imagined it was going to be a fantastic healthy for the city and a good possibility for her and her business enterprise husband or wife, Cheyenne,” Dan Hacker stated. “I have every purpose to believe that that they’re heading to be in downtown Tecumseh for a long time.”
The Hackers reported they had a good operate and now strategy to get some tasks carried out all over the home and, when the pandemic subsides, do a small touring.
“Tecumseh was a amazing town to have a business. It’s really supportive of a superior top quality of lifestyle. We quietly had a wonderful, effective company for a whole lot of many years and it permitted us to retire on our possess phrases and, you know, we’re nonetheless at a fairly young and nutritious age. It was a fantastic experience,” Dan said.
Sosman and Juhasz are both equally skilled bench jewelers. They the two attended Western Michigan College and majored in great arts with a concentration in metalsmithing. Juhasz graduated in 2007 and Sosman in 2013.
They satisfied at a jewellery retail store at the Kalamazoo Shopping mall termed Plata y Oro. Sosman was a part-time income affiliate, and Juhasz was the bench jeweler. Juhasz spent 15 yrs there, and Sosman went on to Signet Jewellery after 3 many years and observed the corporate facet of factors as very well as ultimately turned a bench jeweler. Signet owns Jared, Kay and Zales. Sosman was inevitably promoted as supervisor and ran a repair store for two decades.
Bench jewelers get to know essentially every thing about the ins and outs of the enterprise.
“A bench jeweler is something from repairs to customized jewellery. So we do all repairs on just your day to day wares chains, sizing rings, things like that. And then we established diamonds and engagement rings. Really now, how individuals store is they decide on their diamond and then they decide on their ring and then we place them alongside one another and then we do customs as well,” Sosman stated. “So a great deal of gals they see a little something on line, they want anything absolutely tailored for them. They want to use grandma’s diamonds or they want one thing like creatives are seriously fashionable appropriate now, colored diamonds, and then we just completely customise points.”
The pair does personal computer-aided styles as properly as wax carvings. It requires a whole lot of creativity and artistry. The procedures are akin to compact-scale blacksmithing.
Juhasz mentioned it was time for the pair to strike out on their individual.
“I’ve found both sides of the marketplace, or a pair of unique means of this. Cheyenne received to see the company aspect of business and she observed the smaller mother-and-pop facet, and I was engulfed in the little company aspect for so a lot of a long time,” Juhasz said. “I just love the way it is ran and just the romantic relationship you have with your buyers and the creative imagination you’re allowed to bring to the jewellery world. So it was just variety of normal to just take the next stage. It was possibly do the job for a mother-and-pop shop permanently or commence our personal.”
The retail store will open in mid-November and will be cleansing jewelry for free. Patina will have some of the traces the Hackers carried but will set a new spin on it and carry new traces as well.
“We are preparing on the middle of November, the second week of November. We want to be open right before the area events and the holiday getaway walk and all of the exciting vacation festivities downtown,” Sosman reported.
At a glance
WHO: Patina Jewellery
The place: 110 E. Chicago Blvd., Tecumseh
On the net: Instagram deal with: @patinajewelrydesign
Hours: Setting up in the 2nd 7 days of November. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Mobile phone: 517-423-6370