Connie Castellano of Castellano Fine Jewelry wants to take a moment to say thank you to the Bainbridge community for their support as her business celebrates its 25 anniversary!
Especially throughout COVID when the future of many small businesses felt so uncertain and the Bainbridge and Kitsap county community showed their loyalty and admiration for her work despite the fear and uncertainty the world was facing.
“I really want to express to the Bainbridge Community that I am so incredibly thankful for every single person who has graced my doorway these past 25 years. It has truly been a privilege to serve the community and be entrusted with the repair and refurbishment of so many priceless family heirlooms and the custom creation of new pieces,” Castellano says. “I started Castellano Fine Jewelry with minimal capital, my good reputation and a lot of hard work. It was only through the faith and trust from my loyal clients that I turned Castellano Fine Jewelry into what it is today.”
Castellano attended the Gemological Institute of America and the North-West Gemological Institute, graduating Diamond Certified at the top of her class in 1994 before opening Castellano Fine Jewelry officially in 1998. Today, she’s known for her elegant, versatile pieces that transition seamlessly from day to night and her custom special-occasion jewelry.
“Creating luxurious fluidity in timeless pieces of fine jewelry is my passion,” she says. “Each exclusive piece showcases hand-selected and graded fine gemstones and non-conflict diamonds according to the moral and ethical guidelines set by the G.I.A. and A.G.T.A. (American Gem Trade Association).”
Her clients’ gratitude and appreciation is easily seen in their reviews and show a long-standing reputation for the highest quality craftsmanship and mastery in the art of creating fine jewelry.
“The first time I saw Castellano’s jewelry, I had, what do you call it in English? “Un coup de foudre.” (love at first sight),” comments one happy client.
Reflects another, “Castellano’s is more than a jewelry store. It’s where heart creates beauty.” -R.Devine
“Connie’s an impeccable jewelry artist. Her taste encompasses both traditional and cutting-edge style…she’s a lady of integrity… (who) generously supports the nonprofit community,” says Karen Conoley.
“For 20+ years, Connie has worked with us in creating some special pieces,” say Sandy & Larry Nakata. “They mean a lot to us. We are grateful to have such a professional resource here on Bainbridge Island.”
To mark Castellano Fine Jewelry’s 25th anniversary, Castellano is offering an anniversary sale running throughout the holiday season. It’s the perfect opportunity to come in or book an appointment for yourself or your loved ones and get a one of a kind Connie Castellano original! Follow Connie on Facebook and Instagram for more information on her special anniversary sale and to keep up with her stunning, handcrafted, contemporary fine jewelry collection!