Recently I discovered a local family owned business located in Harrison Pointe Shopping Center. (250 Grande Heights Dr. Cary, NC 27513). Actually, it’s two businesses in one. A jewelry store and a boutique. Joint Venture Jewelry and Peachy Keen Boutique.
Karly, Donna, Lee & Jen.
Joint Venture Jewelry
When you walk in, you’ll notice on your left is Joint Venture Jewelry, a consignment jewelry store specializing in estate jewelry and modern one of a kind pieces. It was established 18 years ago by wife Donna and jeweler husband Lee. They carry the largest selection of vintage jewelry in the Triangle. I checked out every single case, starting with the vintage diamond rings, all the way up to contemporary styles. It’s a really great assortment spanning the last 100 years. Engagement rings average between $2,000 - $4,000. If it’s a birthday gift or some other special occasion you’re shopping for, you can find something that ranges between $300 - $500. Among many others, you’ll find pieces by Cartier, Tiffany & Co and David Yurman.
Interestingly, last week when I posted on Twitter about my visit to the store, a follower commented that she loves that store and got her engagement ring there. Good to hear when former customers have glowing things to say about a business.
The store gets 30-50 new pieces in each month, so there is always something new to check out.
Tip: They offer layaway. 20% down and you have 6 months to pay off WITHOUT interest. They also do sizing & repairs and offer curbside assistance. Nice!
Traditional vintage to modern to unusual. I got a kick out of the wrench with diamonds lining the handle. Check out the animal collection of giraffe, tiger, dolphin and seal accoutrements.
Close-up of one of my favorite rings. Pink and green watermelon tourmaline priced at $425.
On your right, you’ll see clothing, accessories, shoes & gifts. That’s Peachy Keen Boutique. It has been in operation for 4 years. (See bottom of page for their 4th Birthday Party Celebration on Aug. 27). Mom, Donna and daughter Karly shop together for the store. I couldn’t help but notice that in fact they do provide a very nice representation of styles from youthful to mature fashions.
Sizes they carry, range from extra small to extra large, at prices between $40 - $250 for their top denim and cocktail dresses at the high end. I noticed a nice variety of brands in clothing such as BCBGeneration and Velvet by Graham & Spencer, TOMS shoes & eyeware, and Liebeskind Berlin bags. Not to mention NC-made Kenda Kist jewelry in their accessories nook.
Customer service is very personable, helpful and friendly. Oh, if you hear barking in the store, it’s just the extended family members, their 2 adorable dogs. Not to worry if you’re not a dog person, they are in the office part of the store, not on the shopping floor.
Overall, the thing that stood out to me besides the well thought out selections of merchandise, was how attentive and helpful the staff was. Whatever you’re looking for, they do their best to help you find it. You can also shop online via their website, and even create a wish list. Staff will compare it to what they have on-hand and match you up accordingly.
Tip: Need a stytlist? They are happy to help put a look together for you.
Check out the sales corner in the back of the store as well as the sales racks in front of the store.
That middle Liebeskind Berlin bag is so soft...
Main takeaway for me in regard to both stores, is that they strive to understand the customer’s needs, and do their best to match you up with what you’re looking for. They really want you to be happy with your purchase and to shop there again and again.
“Winesday” Party Celebrating Joint Venture Jewelry’s 18th Anniversary
Wed. August, 17, 2016, 5-8pm
Come sip and sparkle all evening long! There will be a free wine tasting with Raleigh Wine Shop in addition to storewide sales and exclusive offers. Grab your friends to come mix and mingle with fellow jewelry lovers while shopping with an exclusive discount. You don’t want to miss this event!
Peachy Keen’s 4th Birthday Party Celebration
Sat. August 27, 2016, Noon-4pm
All Triangle residents are invited to come celebrate the milestone with exclusive sales of up to 80% off, Peachy Keen sangria, eats from Ty’s All Natural Food Truck and a Paige Denim Trunk Show! Sangria and shopping? Yes, please!
Peachy Wears Hope Fall Fashion Show
Thurs. Sept. 29, 2016, 7pm-?
Make plans to attend the Peachy Wears Hope Fall Fashion Show with live music, a braid bar, tasty food and Peachy Keen models showing off the hottest fall fashions. All benefits go toward Headbands of Hope and Duke Children’s Hospital. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.thepeachykeen.com/events.
Photo of a past fashion show. The store gets revamped twice a year to put on fashion shows.
Address: Harrison Pointe Shopping Center, 250 Grande Heights Dr, Cary, NC 27513