Valle's has unique, affordable gifts and, get this, real customer service
A lot of people don't realize there's much more to Valle Jewelers than jewelry. The store has a wide array of unique gift items you'll find nowhere else in the area.
If you haven't been there in awhile or have never been there, stopping by will delight and surprise you.
You'll find sparkling crystal giftware, colorful, of-the-moment art glass, affordable clocks, very cool $20 glow-in-the dark paperweights, collectibles and serving dishes, and more.
"We're a small community and when you shop here you're going to find something special -- you shouldn't be running into two or three people who are wearing the same ring," says Maria Valle.
"It's a thoughtful, conscientious approach to buying that keeps our merchandise as individual as possible."
So while an item, such a Portuguese stoneware platter, is not one of a kind per se, you are unlikely to find it at another store in the region because Valle works with dealers outside the area.
It sure makes browsing intriguing.
"We work very hard at offering something unique. When we have an exceptional piece, we don't buy it again. Rarely do stores do that. No one is going to tell you that at the mall."
Another pleasing aspect to shopping at Valle Jewelers is first-class customer service. Imagine that -- an old school, personal approach that is intended to foster a relationship between buyer and seller that lasts and grows over time.
This is a place that appreciates your business and has something for everyone, regardless of what you're looking to buy.
Maybe you're shopping for $15 gift for a teacher or your hair stylist, or you're in high school and want a pretty pair of sterling silver earrings for your girlfriend and have $25 to spend, there's something for everyone.
"It's not all about diamonds with price tags that have commas in them."