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A Stones Throw a gold mine of fabulous gifts

The wonderful boutique ambiance of A Stones Throw, located on Main Avenue, enlivens the senses for a unique shopping experience. Known for its lovely fine jewelry and home décor, this intimate shop is truly a gold mine of goodies galore.

Owner Laurie Criscenti, a talented jeweler, has a penchant for creating exquisite pieces. “A Stones Throw is a business establishment that prides itself on personal relationships,” said Criscenti. “We create and sell jewelry that fits someone’s personal style.”

Be it custom designing an engagement ring, redesigning an old piece or creating a favorite everyday piece, Criscenti’s mission is to produce jewelry that fit one’s unique lifestyle. In addition to Criscenti’s fine jewelry, browse the one-of-a-kind beaded fashion pieces offered in the store that are created by Jeanne Eyer of Moon Shadows Jewels.

Paired with fashionable jewelry ware, A Stones Throw successfully blends in an inventory of home décor. Priding herself in hand-selecting every inventory item, it’s important for Criscenti to have merchandise which is usable, functionale and up-to-date.

“I follow the trend of metals and colors and then blend it with the yummy scents of our candles and soaps,” she said. “Our leather jewelry boxes even relate to our jewelry.”

At every turn, A Stones Throw offers a personalized touch and each and every person who walks through the door is treated like a guest.

“When people come in, it’s like they are coming into my home,” said Criscenti. “We pride ourselves on those types of relationships, because it’s important to me.”

With the Christmas countdown underway, A Stones Throw is an excellent shopping hub. Its much-admired boutique Christmas tree showcases magnificent ornaments. “Our most popular tree ornaments are the Old Mercury Glass ornaments,” explained Criscenti. “It’s an ornament that you can give as a gift that really does speak for itself.” These decorative keepsake ornaments offer a hint of vintage, but at the same time are coupled with creative themes such as ‘Football Santa,’ dogs, mermaids and so much more.

If looking for premiere fragrant candles, this boutique features Archipelago Botanicals. “These are the highest quality candles that are blended with three essential oils and are clean and long burning,” she said.

Criscenti mentioned that her French bath and body lines are another perfect gift choice, which can be presented in an attractive gift basket.

For that special someone, Criscenti has introduced pink gold jewelry. “It’s phenomenal looking,” she said. Most people haven’t seen pink gold, noted Criscenti, but when they see how splendid it is, they love it. Pink gold adds an attractive element when mixed with white and yellow gold pieces.

Along with an array of fine jewelry, this friendly shop features very affordable sterling silver pieces for those wanting style while keeping an eye on costs in the gift-giving season.

A Stones Throw offers different styles in jewelry and home décor, making it a perfect destination for every budget. Its vast assortment of quality picture frames and striking aluminum serving pieces are another head-turner.

And for those on the go, A Stones Throw provides complimentary gift wrapping.

Being a Fallbrook native, owning A Stones Throw is a special experience for Criscenti: “It’s important for me to help preserve the heart of Fallbrook.”

To learn more about A Stones Throw, including its interest in purchasing scrap gold, call (760) 723-3975 or visit them at 301 South Main Avenue.

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