1721 Kenilworth Ave., Charlotte
HOURS: Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 1–6 p.m.
Owner Melanie Mauldin started selling sterling silver jewelry at home shows and holiday markets. In 1993, she opened her first store in Columbia, South Carolina. Her empire has grown to include 13 stores, including this bustling location in Dilworth.
The jewelry ranges from small and understated to chunky and colorful. Each of the pieces is—you guessed it—handpicked from artisans around the world. The store has stayed true to its roots and continues to specialize in sterling silver pieces.
There is also a collection—HandPicked Originals—of pieces made from semi-precious stones. The jewelry in the collection is made in limited quantities especially for HandPicked (complete with a little sterling silver hand on the clasp), giving it an almost-one-of-a-kind feel.
© Jodi Helmer from Moon Charlotte, 1st Edition