Hale’s has marked the significant moments in people’s life stories for over a century and a half. To us, those are the stories we are most proud of. However, when your business has served a community as dynamic and unique as Greenville for 156 years, you’re bound to have a story of your own to share.
Charles Krypell was a sculptor before he became an internationally renowned jewelry designer. Looking at his exquisite, perfectly balanced jewelry, it’s clear that one artistic craft flows seamlessly into the other. A native New Yorker, Charles has created timeless jewelry for the sophisticated collector for three decades. He first realized his calling as a jeweler while attending the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Trained as a sculptor, he enjoyed working in three-dimensional media, including stone. Charles soon realized, however, that it could take 30 years to master the craft of sculpture and become a success. Once he discovered jewelry, he realized the smaller scale allowed him to design timeless pieces immediately.
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