Owning a jewellery store has always been my dream. Ever since I was a little girl, I have been in love with jewellery and their stores as a result. When I turned thirty, I bought my very first store. It’s a small two-storey store in Melbourne, but it holds countless treasures and brings happiness to anyone who comes across it.
I work in the store as a shop assistant, not because I can’t afford to hire employees, but because I get so much joy from being around jewellery and sharing my knowledge with likeminded people. There’s nothing I love more than watching a person’s pupils widen and glisten when their eyes land on the perfect piece, or watching a little girl walk into the store for the first time and be exposed to the most beautiful treasures our world has to offer. This is an incredibly rewarding job, and my life is complete knowing that I’ll be doing what I love for the rest of my life.
When a regular person thinks of a jewellery store, there isn’t much that comes to mind other than the actual pieces and the glass cabinets that encase the treasures from harm. These class cabinets are pivotal to the aesthetics and functionality of the store, so they often undergo a routine glass repair. Melbourne jewellery stores all go to different companies for their glass upkeep, and I have had recommendations from fellow shopkeepers and jewellery enthusiasts to use the services of the people they go to. However, I am extremely satisfied with the quality and overall appearance of my glass cabinets, so I am planning to stick with my current repair company for the years to come. The saying “don’t fix what isn’t broken” is true in many situations, including this one. My glass repair people also help maintain my stair balustrade. The glass of the stairs ties the look of the entire store together, to give it an overall feel of luxury and beauty. Walking into a jewellery store is an experience, and one that is incredible for every single person that visits my store, thanks to both the jewellery and the heroes that display it.