Town Topics — Princeton's Weekly Community Newspaper Since 1946.
Vol. LXV, No. 27
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
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It’s New to Us by Jean Stratton

PASSION FOR FASHION: “What customers are getting here is my fashion expertise. I know what looks good on people, and I help them with advice. In a way, I’m a personal shopper, giving customers my very personal attention in the store.” Rosana Clawson, owner of Rosana boutique, is shown near a display of the shop’s latest fashions.

Celebrity Styles for Girls and Young Women Are Available at Rosana on Palmer Square

Jean Stratton

“We love it here.”

“There is always new stuff.”

“Everyone is so nice.”

“I’ve come in every day this week!”

These are the comments of four very enthusiastic shoppers at Rosana, the women’s boutique at 39 Palmer Square West. The four students, aged 14, from Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, are indeed regulars at this very popular shop on the square.

WEARABLE ART: “We offer a unique product, and we accommodate customers who are trying to find something new — things no one else has. We design nearly everything in the store ourselves, and it is really wearable art.” John Miller, jewelry designer and lapidary, and owner of Tomorrow’s Heirlooms, is proud to be celebrating 30 years in the jewelry business.

Handcrafted Jewelry and Stone Carvings Are on Display at Tomorrow’s Heirlooms

Jean Stratton

John Miller loves what he does. A jewelry designer, lapidary (stone cutter), and gold- and silversmith, he creates unique, one-of-a-kind pieces from rocks, often millions of years old.

“I love what I do. The stones are so beautiful, and they have an energy,” says Mr. Miller. “My business is a business of love. My staff loves it too. I have two apprentices, who design, and they have been with me a long time. My wife is also a jewelry designer.”

Mr. Miller opened Tomorrow’s Heirlooms at 2 Chambers Street with his wife seven years ago. His love of jewelry design began many years before, however. As a boy in Illinois, he began to design wire-wrap pendants to earn extra money.

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