ABOUT

J E W E L R Y   +   H I S T O R Y

About Me2

A true treasure hunter at heart with a passion for jewelry and history, Joy Jones has been designing, creating and working with antique & vintage jewelry for over a decade.  Originally starting her company as Cupids Charm, where she created repurposed jewelry, over time her style evolved and her knowledge of the jewelry industry grew.   Joy re-branded in 2016 as Joy Jones Jewelry to offer a more curated line of jewelry.

Joy has a unending passion for sentiment combined with the history and stories surrounding jewelry from the past.  She has acquired jewelry from all over the world and especially enjoys shopping everywhere from the back roads of America to the centuries old markets throughout Europe.  As an avid collector, she is delighted to share her collection with those who also appreciate objects of beauty, quality craftsmanship and the whispered stories from the past that only these special jewels can tell.

Joy is equally passionate about researching jewelry history and also expanding her knowledge of gems and gemology.  Joy is a 2016 graduate of the prestigious Gemological Institute of America (GIA) where she obtained her Accredited Jewelry Professional credential (AJP).  She is currently pursuing advanced studies to earn her Gemologist certification and is a member of the American Society of Jewelry Historians (ASJH)

Joy resides in Saint Petersburg, Florida with her husband Gary and their Maltese, Barkley. 

 

"My obsession with antique jewelry runs true and deep.  Traveling the world searching for these wearable pieces of history is an all-consuming passion.  Sharing my finds with others who feel equally passionate about antique jewelry is a dream come true and my life's work mission.  I hope you'll join me on this journey because I truly love what I do"     xo ~ Joy