While many women anguish daily over their clothes, Tuyet Wong’s most time-consuming decision each morning involves what jewelry to wear—and what a selection she has to choose from. “I started creating jewelry for myself as a hobby,” says the Radnor resident, whose custom line of necklaces and bracelets has been wowing area women since 2002.
Wong soon began designing and creating jewelry full time, hosting shows in her home and making pieces to auction off at charity events. She travels the globe in search of the most beautiful freshwater pearls, attending the world’s largest gem show in Hong Kong to find exotic precious and semi-precious stones. “People love my jewelry because the pieces are timeless, but classic and elegant,” she says. “I do a lot of limited- edition pieces where I’ll only make three or so of the same item. Every one has a beautiful clasp, so it can be worn in the front for a different look, instead of always being hidden.”
Many of Wong’s signature pieces feature Keshi pearls in various colors, combined with semi-precious stones like green amethyst and honey topaz. Brides and bridal parties are a Wong specialty. she hosts an annual “appointment-only” pre-Mother’s Day show at her home; this year’s event is May 9. Her jewelry also will be showcased at the Manayunk Arts Festival at the end of June. (610) 316-7338, tuyetjewelry.com.