About Our Shop
Owner Michael Abushakra knew all along that he wanted to open his shop in beautiful Ocean Isle Beach, NC. He knew the people in this beach community personally and always loved the area. With his first child just born, naming the business after Brynn was an easy decision when he started working on the shop in September of 2012. The first year for any new business is always tough but, in true OIB fashion, the local community and members of the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club helped refer new customers, placed countless orders, brought in business, and supported him through the entire year. Based on advice that was handed down to him, Michael knew that if he lived morally and treated people well he would always have business. This principle has been proven time and again for Michael and has paid off more than he could have ever imagined.
Michael began looking for properties in October of 2015 to fulfill his dream of owning his building. After finding the perfect location, Brynn Elizabeth Jewelers opened the doors of their current location in 2016. As soon as you walk into the building Michael made sure that the first thing you’ll see is the workshop. Michael and his staff are educated professionals who truly desire to help people, not just sell them something. Whether it’s masterfully cutting off a band that’s stuck and resizing it to perfection, refurbishing antique rings and bringing them back to their original glory, or even sorting through a deceased family member’s estate belongs to determine value of treasures left behind, the folks at Brynn Elizabeth are never happier than when they are caring for a customer and their most precious jewelry. Their abilities to do so are even great in their new facility which is much more functional than their previous location. Complete with a design studio, appraisal room, showroom, and their workshop right up front where you can watch these skilled professionals at work, Brynn Elizabeth Jewelers is a fascinating place to visit.
Also working in the shop is Kyle Nott, one of Michael’s childhood friends. Beginning in December of 2013, Kyle came to the shop for a few hours each day after leaving his construction job to learn from Michael. While practicing on scrap jewelry, Kyle received hands-on training in the way that Michael wanted things done. Because of his integrity and commitment to his craft, it was important for Michael that he never bring in any staff that had developed bad habits or baggage from previous training. He was seeking someone to train from the ground up and he was fortunate to find that in Kyle who has progressed marvelously and does a fantastic job at Brynn Elizabeth. Kyle handles a large majority of the repair work which allows Michael to pursue additional custom design work which is a cornerstone of the business.
Brynn Elizabeth Jewelers is always striving to design and create more of their own pieces and soon their showroom will be transformed into a gallery that exclusively features their own work. Each one of these incredible pieces is not only truly local and custom, but it also comes with a warranty for life of the piece. You’ll be hard-pressed to find another jewelry store staff as knowledgable and passionate as the team at Brynn Elizabeth Jewelers. Whether you’re in need of a repair, an appraisal, a custom design, or if you just want to see the masters at work, feel free to stop by our location any time, we’d love to meet you and hear your story!