6 Round Top Jewelry Stores You Need to Know: All That Sparkles Makes For Great Year-Round Shopping
We often hear the question: "What's open in Round Top outside of show season?" The answer is. . . plenty.
We often hear the question: “What’s open in Round Top outside of show season?” The answer is. . . plenty. From interesting restaurants and bars to antiques havens to clothing, jewelry and gifts shops — and more. Round Top has more to offer than ever throughout the year.
Many brick and mortar stores are open Thursdays through Sundays, and with chic lodging options available in and around this small town, Round Top can make for the perfect Texas countryside weekend getaway. This summer, RoundTop.com is featuring a series of stories on the Best Places To Shop, Dine and Drink In Round Top year-round.
We start with Round Top jewelry stores you should know:
The founder of Mallory et Cie, Mallory Nicholson is an unabashed Francophile. Her handcrafted and unique baubles are flights of fancy. Recently she purchased a lot of vintage brass military buttons and used them to help create lovely glass bead bracelets, deploying the buttons as a clasp.
This spring, she also fashioned real pressed daisies into fabulous glass pendants that are just perfect for spring and summer. The flower pendants measure 1.5 inches in diameter and can be worn on Nicholson’s 35-inch-long iridescent gray quartz chains. A recent expansion of her Henkel Square location means expanded offerings and more space to shop.
Mallory et Cie is open year-round Wednesdays through Sundays at 110 Schumann Lane in Round Top’s Henkel Square Market.
Exuding a bold and natural spirit, Richard Schmidt‘s designs are polished and poised, but at the same time rugged and wild. Much like his native Texas. The self-taught artisan is sought after for his brilliant sterling cuffs and one of a kind jewelry.
Schmidt tells stories in silver, gold, turquoise, coral and brilliant semi-precious stones. His store almost displays too many fascinating designs to detail. From hammered gold and silver to turquoise studded stunners, bolo ties and hat jewelry.
Richard Schmidt’s showroom is open Thursdays through Sundays year-round at 601 North Washington, inside of Round Top Village.
Serial entrepreneur Melissa Ellis is seemingly everywhere you turn in Round Top. From her Melissa Ellis Fine Art Studio to her fab fromagerie dubbed the Little Cheese Shop. Her colorful clothing line Tutu & Lili is the perfect match for her eclectic jewelry creations called M.U.S.E. Collective. Ellis’ jewelry runs the gamut from layering necklaces to pave, pearls and precious stones in true statement pieces.
You can find M.U.S.E. Collective at 607 N. Washington in Round Top Village or shop online.
Wimberly Shook Tribble, founder and creative director for Wimberly Inc., has grown her brand to include belts, handbags, sandals and jewelry. The line can now be found in thousands of finer stores nationwide and even internationally.
Each piece of jewelry from Wimberly Inc. is an elegant handcrafted tapestry of metals, gemstones, enamel, leather and skins sourced from the American West. The designs highlight the classic beauty and timeless simplicity of these natural materials. From the Wild West Collection to the Faith Collection, Wimberly Inc., has an array of pieces to suit multiple styles.
You can find Wimberly Inc. at 201 & 205 North Live Oak in Round Top and Ellis’ stores are open Thursdays through Sundays weekly.
Designer Courtney Barton sources unexpected jewelry from across the globe. That means sterling silver bangles from Laos, clay bead necklaces from Morocco and intricate inlays from India. There is nothing remotely cookie cutter here.
The accessories you’ll find at Courtney Barton just might be exactly what you wear looking for, the coveted piece you had no idea where to find. From funky resin creations to jewels designed of precious metals and stones, you’ll find it at this shop.
Courtney Barton is located at 603 N. Washington Street inside Round Top Village and it is open Fridays through Sundays. It’s another Round Top jewelry shop you should know.
Vandi Hodges is a native Texan and world traveler who holds a fascination for all things exotic. Her store called Via Vandi is filled with colorful kimonos alongside her modern jewelry creations. Vandi honed her craftsmanship while apprenticing for jeweler Daniel Krumhorn for five years in London. That’s how Vandi found her niche of creating edgy and bold jewelry for the London nightclub scene.
Via Vandi is located at 109 Bauer Rummel Road in Round Top and is open Thursdays through Sundays.
All that sparkles in Round Top is not only available during showtimes. These Round Top jewelry shops are worth the drive to the Texas countryside all year long.
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