Local MAKE MADE Jewelry wins national award just months after opening

Co-Owners Danielle Miller Gilliam and Katie Poterala

Co-Owners Danielle Miller Gilliam and Katie Poterala

July 22, 2020

Local MAKE MADE Jewelry wins national award just months after opening.

Make Made jewelry, the hip new jewelry store in downtown Greenville SC, has been named one of America’s Coolest Jewelry Stores by INSTORE, the leading magazine for the North American jewelry industry. The local store won honorable mention, a top 8 finish in the Small Cool division for stores with five employees or fewer.

More than 80 stores took part in the 19th annual contest that highlights the best and most unique examples of independent jewelry retailers in North America. Make Made scored high because of their distinctive products, one of a kind workshop and design offerings, cozy, inviting ambiance, and commitment to sustainability and ethical gold, gems and diamonds.

“Every year we feel privileged to bring our readers the best of the best in our industry,” said Trace Shelton, INSTORE’s editor-in-chief. “We look for qualities like innovative marketing, top-notch client service, a creative retail environment and a unique work culture.”

Make Made will be interviewed and featured as one of INSTORE’s monthly Cool Stores in one of their issues running September 2020 through June 2021.

For more information, email Trace Shelton at trace@smartworkmedia.com or co-owners Katie Poterala and Danielle Miller Gilliam at info@makemadejewelry.com.

MAKE MADE, an artisan-driven studio and boutique (storefront established November 2019) is dedicated to exhibiting adventurous one of a kind jewelry, supporting independent artists and sustainable practices, offering exciting jewelry making classes that attract customers from out of state, and curating an unrivaled collection of exceptionally crafted pieces. To learn more, visit makemadejewelry.com.

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