Linda joined My Jewel Shop in 1976 working part time in the Center City and Jenkintown locations in sales and designs. Linda’s immediate passion for diamonds and gemstones led her away from the Allied Health field, becoming a full time member of the My Jewel Shop family in 1978. Her knowledge is based on years of experience and courses from the Gemological Institute of America, with expertise in diamonds, colored gemstones and pearls. Married to Rob Stewart in 1977, together they became instrumental in the growth and success of My Jewel Shop. Linda’s contributions to the business include sales, custom designs, appraisals, inventory control and maintaining the logistics of the business. One of the highlights of the business for Linda is the rapport she has with her loyal following of cherished customers, who appreciate her talent, knowledge, and uncompromising ethical and moral standards. Her mission: “To be the best version of me as I build past, present and future relationships designing beautiful jewelry.”
Rob is partner and owner with his wife Linda, and head bench jeweler at My Jewel Shop. As head bench jeweler of the shop, he has been designing and crafting custom jewelry for over 50 years. In 1999, they became the sole owners of the business, moving their store to their expanded location in the heart of Jenkintown. Over the years, his talent allowed his reputation to grow among customers and peers alike. Rob has trained and influenced numerous jewelers working in his shop, always exemplifying and maintaining the highest standards of craftsmanship. Born in Providence, Rhode Island to the costume jewelry business, Rob later came to the Philadelphia area for his Masters Degree from Tyler School of Art.In 1988, Rob was recognized by the jewelry industry with the prestigious “Craftsman of the Year Award ,” from Pennsylvania Retail Jewelers Association. Rob is rewarded on a daily basis by the satisfaction of working with his customers.
Teddy & Ginger
Teddy and Ginger are the mascots and professional greeters for My Jewel Shop, Inc. They enjoy the constant love and attention from our clientele, and the occasional treat [or two].
2015 Best Business of Jenkintown for Jewelry!
2014 Philly’s Hot List Best Jewelry Designer Winner
2003 Eastern Montgomery County Small Business Award
2008 Eastern Montgomery County Membership Milestone for 35 years of business
2013 Eastern Montgomery County Membership Milestone for 40 years of business
Jewelers of America
Pennsylvania Jewelers Associations
American Craft Council
Jewelers Vigilance Committee