Downtown Blacksburg Inc. is proud to present our business Member of the Month for April 2017 – Capone’s Jewelry!
Capone’s was opened in 1986 by Faith and Truman Capone. Capone’s has created hundreds of custom designs and performed a diverse range of repairs over their many years in business. They also carry a rare collection of jewelry pieces in their retail space, the majority of which have been made on-site. Additionally, you can view Truman’s international award-winning artwork, which is displayed on the walls of the store.
Faith got into the jewelry business during college while studying art and metal-smithing at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. She has created thousands of custom designs throughout her 40 years of experience in the trade. She specializes in wax design, sketching, and bench repair. She has extensive knowledge of and experience with diamonds, colored gemstones, and pearls.
Faith and Truman’s son, Austin, has been involved in the jewelry business for 15 years. He started working at Capone’s in high school and continued while attending Virginia Tech. After graduating, he worked at Tiffany & Co. as a sales professional in both Center City Philadelphia and Miami for four years. In 2010, he decided to return to the family business to learn more about design and bench skills. Austin manages daily operations while also finding time to design and create original pieces.
Kirk Burkett is a bench jeweler and machinist at Capone’s and is an integral part of the custom process. A jeweler by trade since 1975, his workmanship is beyond impressive and his type of training is quite difficult to find. He was educated by the Lithuanian masters of the House of Fabergé, foremost among them, Bruno Sabonas.
The store’s original location was at the corner of Main St. and Roanoke St., and they recently relocated to the historic former Annie Kay’s building in the new Brownstone. The move was made in order to provide a more brightly lit, single floor 2,000-square-fot retail and studio space, where they can better display their one-of-a-kind, precious jewelry pieces at price points that appeal to everyone.
301 S. Main St. #100
Blacksburg, VA 24060
p: (540) 953-1000
Mon – Fri: 10am – 6pm
Sat: 11am – 5pm