Meet the Artisans: Past, Present, and Future

Discover the master artisans who have shaped Stradley & Daughter's storied past, as well as the visionary designer and world-class gemcutter steering its exciting future. Each generation has brought its own unique flair and expertise to our craft, culminating in a rich blend of tradition and innovation.

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Records show Great Grandpa Ivan creating works of marble and stone in a small seaside village on the Mediterranean in the late 1800s. This craft was often passed from father to son. 

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Grandpa Matteo emigrated to the US in the early 1900s. He brought his family, his love for Italian cooking, and his attention to detail. 

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Pietro & Antonio

Great Uncle Pietro and Antonio, shown c. 1920. A veteran of the Great War, Pietro loved solitude and was inspired by nature. 

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Jim Stradley

Shown here in 1978, with a record breaking gemstone. Widely considered one of the world's premier gemcutters, his work is featured in the collections of the finest museums, including the Smithsonian.

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Jewelry Designer Sophie Stradley

Sophie Stradley

Present day. A love of history and travel influences the designs she creates, using a blend of traditional old-world methods and cutting edge technology. 

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Who We Serve: You

Do you value originality of design, do you desire a deep connection to your jewelry, and do you cherish your personal journey? Do you appreciate the weight of history and the importance of family legacy? If so, you're in the right place. We understand that the pieces you choose are not just accessories; they are heirlooms, symbols of love, and markers of milestones.

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