Aaron Fishel has been involved in the North Kitsap community both as a business owner and a board member of the North Kitsap Little Leauge for many years.
Fishel owns OFishel Jewelry, located on SR305 in Poulsbo. Fishel has been in the jewelry business since 1999, but this is his first showroom, which opened in November 2018.
“I’ve been part of the Jewelry industry for a while, its a family business, but I really wanted to branch out so this is my way of doing that,” Fishel said.
In 2006 Fishel earned his degree in Gemology, which certifies him as a professional and an expert when it comes to the types of gems and stones that make up the Jewelry he sells.
“One of the most interesting things about working in the jewelry industry and studying gems is getting to travel to Thailand and watch what the jewelers there do to craft the stone and make beautiful pieces,” Fishel said.
Of his own creations, Fishel’s favorites are the custom engagement rings that are part of his “Ever & Ever” collection.
“They’re these really modern pieces that I haven’t seen anywhere else, and its fun to work with clients on them,” Fishel said.
Other favorites are the Jade bangles and rings.
“One of the most unique pieces I’ve worked on was a red spinel engagement ring. That stone doesn’t exist anymore so it’s very rare to work with,” Fishel said.
As part of his personal collection, Fishel features contemporary rings for men and North Kitsap Viking Pendants.
As previously mentioned, Fishel has been part of the board for the North Kitsap Little League, now that his children have aged out of the program, Fishel wants to focus on making pieces for North Kitsap High School students.
“I want to do more with the Viking pieces, but I also want to make some pieces for the NK Little League Board, I just haven’t got a good idea of what those pieces will be yet,” said Fishel.
Fishel’s shop is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment only on Mondays.