I started collecting vintage jewelry for our now eight-year old daughter Riley when she was born, knowing there would be a time when she would want to play "dress up" while she danced her way to an imaginary costume ball. Since neither of her dads wear jewelry, we searched thrift stores, antique stores, and asked friends and family for jewelry that they didn’t use. Within just a few short months we had collected a treasure chest of amazing jewels.
As our daughter grew, she picked out the jewels she wanted to keep, and I decided to try my hand at crafting a one-of-a-kind women's necklace Riley wanted to watch, and before I knew it, she was helping me create the first Gunner & Lux necklace.
My first necklace was a success, and quickly after my necklaces began selling on-line and in local boutiques. Riley continued to show a knack for making jewelry, so after dinner she and I worked on the necklaces together. Using her fine motor skills, she learned how to tie knots, use pliers, and tweezers all while she developed her own line of necklaces for little fashionistas!
Selling her necklaces at her summer lemonade stand, and then on our website, and now in stores all over the world including Barneys NY and Nordstrom... together, we have created something we hope that inspires and brings smiles to those that START COLLECTING!