When Nayda Alvarez and her husband Luis Camara came to Morgantown this past March, they were quite pleased to move into a property that included a small shop behind their home. For Alvarez, who has a love for semi-precious stones, it was her chance to fulfill her desire of owning and operating a jewelry business. She had always collected jewelry as a hobby, so before her business Joyas ‘n’ Stones -located at 6280 Morgantown Rd., between the Caernarvon Cemetery and DeLong’s Exxon – had even opened its doors in May, she was in possession of a choice inventory.
“I have a personal collection of semi-precious stones and jewelry,” said Alvarez, “and I also have some very nice vintage jewelry I have been buying at estate sales.”
In addition to Joyas ‘n’ Stones stock of bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and pins, Alvarez also has items such as watches, handbags, beads, hairbands, and small pieces of art such as statuettes.