A family of jewelers sparkle in Edmond. Three businesswomen, that just happen to be related, have joined forces to design jewelry couture. Diana Pate, mother, and daughters, Sondra Reid and Stephanie Carel make up this creative trio. Their story began about 16 years ago in Fayetteville, Arkansas when Diana was severely injured in a Auto/Pedestrian accident. She spent months in the hospital and was labeled a miracle by many. Diana began rigorous physical therapy and part of that therapy included using her arms and hands again. A friend suggested that she try jewelry making not only as physical therapy but as hobby. As time went by, she realized her talent as a jeweler and others began taking notice as well. The nurses and staff at Washington Regional Medical Center starting buying the jewelry she was making as fast as she could make it. Sondra joined the business about two years later, when she left her position of 7 years, as a general manager of a restaurant, and moved from Colorado to Fayetteville. Together, they sold to friends, family, co-workers, and countless Arts Festivals and markets. They moved back to their home state of Oklahoma in 2001. It was then that the home business grew to a retail location. They opened The Bead Attic in Edmond in the spring of 2002. Diana and Sondra successfully sold beads and ready-made jewelry for three years until they sold the business in 2005 to pursue their dream of designing full-time. Early in 2006, Stephanie left her human resources position of 20 years to make it a trio. The group moved to a private studio that spring and have quickly made a name for themselves as Silver Leaf Gems. They have established a following of jewelry lovers who buy their creations from the studio, arts festivals, and trunk shows around the country. Silver Leaf Gems currently sells to over 130 businesses and have a large customer base from all over the United States.
Early this spring they moved their store and you can see their collections at 15 West Campbell Street, in Historical Downtown Edmond or by calling 405-285-9700 for larger group viewing. Silver Leaf Gems also sells wholesale and will deliver or ship your order. Please contact them for wholesale pricing.