For a young guy, Alex Head knows his jewelry. He may only be 23, but Head has a lifetime of exposure to the jewelry business from working with his father, who has owned a successful jewelry store in Greenville for 32 years. Coupled with a minor in Business from the University of South Carolina, Head knows what he’s doing.
That’s why when it came time to pick a career, the young entrepreneur confidently launched his own jewelry store on Coleman Boulevard. Mt. Pleasant Jewelers opened its doors in April. “I opted to go into the family business,” he said. “It’s all I’ve ever known, and I love it.”
Mt. Pleasant Jewelers focuses on unique, high-quality pieces, he said, with a special emphasis on custom design work. Though it can be a lengthy process, Head said he enjoys working on custom pieces the most.
“We have a few estate pieces, but mostly we work with new jewelry and custom work,” he pointed out.
He prides himself on the business’ reputation for exceptionally fast service. For example, a custom jewelry piece must be designed on a computer, printed on a 3D printer, molded, casted and the stones must be set, but it still only takes two weeks for Mt. Pleasant Jewelers to complete the job from start to finish.
The business also does jewelry repairs, which often are turned around in a day, Head said. More complex repairs take a maximum of five days.
When he’s not busy selling custom-designed jewelry, Head said he has a passion for watches and enjoys working with one of the store’s best sellers, certified pre-owned Rolex watches.
With an additional line of luxury gifts, such as monogrammable soaps, linens and glassware, Head said the store truly does carry something for everyone.
“The quality of jewelry that we provide for the price is just unbelievable. We do have smaller things, like engagement rings in the $3,000 to $6,000 range on the lower end, and on the higher end we have as much as your wallet will allow,” he commented.
Head sells products that mirror the high quality of life Mount Pleasant offers, he said, which was the main reason he chose this area for his store. Since opening, he’s spent much of his time getting to know the most important thing about Mount Pleasant – the people.
“I’m definitely a people person. I love talking to people, and it’s been so much fun breaking into the community and meeting everyone,” he remarked. “I think people are often surprised to hear I own a business based on how young I am, but I know I’ve been able to show Mount Pleasant that Mt. Pleasant Jewelers is the new go-to store for all of their luxury gift needs.”