The Story of Nessya’s Gems & Jewels
The Power of Friendship and Belief in a Dream
Nessya Neemron was born and raised in Israel among women who loved to adorn themselves with beautiful things. These were women who celebrated beauty in themselves and each other. Steeped in this culture, Nessya has always loved gems and jewels, working with stones and beads, and creating jewelry that would accentuate women’s beauty.
After many adventures in New York City, Nessya was looking for a quieter place to live and a stronger sense of community. In 1992 love brought her to The Island, Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest province and it has been her home ever since.
With a handful of stones and a small loan, Nessya began designing for the Charlottetown Farmer’s Market. An instant must see booth at the market, Nessya expanded both her faithful clientel and her selection. She began gypsying to every craft fair, Christmas show and summer festival in Atlantic Canada. For 12 years Nessya’s was on the move.
2005 Nessya’s Gems and Jewels has it’s own home and people from near and far come to her time and time again. There is no such thing as a one time customer. Nessya’s has been thriving since opening on 64 Queen St. in downtown Charlottetown, PEI.
It only took six weeks to pay the loan, and Nessya’s Gems & Jewels was born. Today Nessya’s Gems & Jewels flagship store is located on 64 Queen St. in downtown Charlottetown. In 2008 Nessya’s was the only jewler to be invited to the Historic Seaport of Charlottetown for the summer -fall cruise ship guests. Also in 2008, the Halifax International Airport in Nova Scotia, too, invited Nessya’s to their boutiques & shops.
“If it wasn’t for the generosity for my business partner, John, my clientel, my friends, this business would not have blossomed as it has.” Nessya Neemron.
With a Little Help from my Friends
Rebeca and I have been friends for 27 years now. She is actually a friend of mine from home, Israel. When I was dreaming about a jewelry store, we knew each other 10 years. After moving to PEI from New York City where Rebecca and I had had many adventures, I called her one day. I said to her, “Rebeca, I need a $1000.” She said, “What crazy thing did you do?” I said, “Nothing yet. But nothing you wouldn’t do.”
I went on to tell her about my idea to design and craft jewelry. I needed money for supplies, stones, beads, and sterling silver.
This is the power of friendship, she didn’t actually have the money, but because she loved me and believed in me, she borrowed it from another friend and gave it to me.
It only took six weeks to pay her back. Nessya’s Gems & Jewels was born. Today Nessya’s Gems & Jewels flagship store is located on 64 Queen St. in downtown Charlottetown. In 2008 Nessya’s was the only jewler to be invited to the Historic Seaport of Charlottetown for the summer -fall cruise ship guests. Also in 2008, the Halifax International Airport in Nova Scotia, too, invited Nessya’s to their boutiques & shops.