Chisholm's Jewelry celebrates 80 years

*(Lander, Wyo.)* - The small town of Lander Wyoming has a rich and historical legacy full of trail blazing settlers and pioneers, its down town businesses are no exception. Chisholm’s Jewelry has held its iconic place on Lander’s Main Street for 80 years, and is now one of the oldest jewelry stores in Wyoming. Started in 1935 by Amelia Barborka and her husband James T. Chisholm, Chisholm’s Jewelry has upheld its tradition of its small town hospitality and great customer service into the present day. Amelia, a pioneer in her own right, laid such a foundation of dependability, expertise and a familial atmosphere that she became the official timekeeper of the railroad, an accomplishment especially for a young woman in her era. The jewelry store passed down to Mabel Chisholm, Amelia’s youngest daughter, in 1975. Mabel, a jeweler and professional watchmaker, had spent years working with her mother and was already an established personality and face around town. Mabel brought Chisholm’s Jewelry into the new millennium with a deep-seated and recognized reputation of generosity. Her feisty and charitable demeanor lives on in the familiar little white gloves still visible throughout the store, and the many stories Lander locals love to tell. ​Under the new ownership of Eric and Tami Olsen, the tradition of great customer service and quality jewelry continues. With respect to Chisholm’s rich history the Olsen’s brought the store a fresh and cheerful character. Both Eric and Tami have endeavored to keep Chisholm’s legacy intact and focused on bringing new styles and jewelry lines into the store. The Olsen’s come with experience from an eclectic jewelry background, spanning from Tami’s knowledge and skill in jewelry store operations for a large company, to Eric’s artistic eye and aptitude for durable and exceptional design. Eric, a Master Goldsmith, brings over 25 years of expertise in jewelry design and repair. His custom pieces are influenced by the western landscapes and are a unique and recognizable article that easily becomes the wearers preferred accessory. He is an easy personality with an incredible creative mind that makes buying a custom piece a rewarding and worthwhile experience. ​Stepping through the door at Chisholm’s Jewelry is like being greeted by an old friend. Tami runs the front of the store and has a joyful and pleasant demeanor that makes buying a memorable gift or a coveted piece of jewelry an effortless and fun experience. She has helped the store move into the present with exceptional style, including award-winning designers of wedding and anniversary jewelry to ‘Jeweler’s Choice’ artists’ pieces. Chisholm’s Jewelry boasts 7 of the top 10 selling brands in America and is constantly updating their merchandise to follow both new and timeless trends. *Chisholm’s Jewelry turns 80 this year and to celebrate such a steadfast and resilient history Eric and Tami will be hosting an open house this Thursday, December 3rd from 5:30pm -7:30pm. Please plan to stop by and share your stories and memories. We will have the hot cider, cold drinks, and tasty treats. Plus, door prizes and a grand prize valued at over $1,000. * ​#news #sponsored #county10 #chisholms