Dan Levin Originals Closed

Posted October 24, 2018 at 5:54 am by

Tama­ra Weaver shares this with you…

“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!” Dan Levin Orig­i­nals has closed it’s doors, and after 34 years in busi­ness, Dan and Diane Levin are danc­ing off into the sunset.

Dan and Diane’s orig­i­nal hand-craft­ed gold pen­dants — the Islands heart… the orca tail with sparkle of dia­mond… those pen­dants which catch me star­ing when worn by for­tu­nate friends, are now col­lec­tables. We’ve missed our chance. Because, on August 14 this year, on Dan’s 80th birth­day, he knew it was time to close the doors to their cute lit­tle shop on 50 First Street and trav­el

By the way, Dan’s secret to look­ing so great at 80 is walk­ing 2–4 miles, every day, and being mar­ried to his won­der­ful wife, Diane. They were mar­ried in this van 50 years ago! When asked which of his pen­dants best rep­re­sents their work, with­out hes­i­ta­tion, Dan chose the dol­phin and anchor pen­dant, because it reminds him of their love and life­long partnership. 

Hap­py retire­ment, Dan and Diane!

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  1. A GREAT Cou­ple of peo­ple, Dan & Diane! A wish for a Hap­py and Joy­ful Retire­ment, Thanks for your Smiles and Help­ful advice. Sor­ry I’ll miss my wife’s 30 anniver­sary gift from you.…

    Comment by Kevin Holmes on October 24, 2018 at 8:22 am
  2. Excel­lent news for the Levins, sad news for islanders. Dan’s jew­el­ry items are part of what make this area unique.

    Comment by Tom Eades on October 24, 2018 at 10:44 am
  3. I have worn my oys­ter and pearl pen­dant for over 25 years At the age 92 it is the only jew­el­ry I have worn in years.
    It is amaz­ing how many strangers have com­ment­ed on it — I have so many hap­py memories
    of my vis­its to your store.

    Comment by Antonia Szczuka on January 1, 2019 at 9:02 am
  4. My hus­band and chil­dren bought me the Heart of the Islands pen­dant in 2016, and I have lost it. I am heart­bro­ken as I am unable to replace now the store has closed.

    Comment by June Simpson on June 23, 2022 at 10:08 am
  5. I’ve been try­ing to track down a pho­to of the oys­ter and pearl pen­dant for many years. If any­one has a pho­to please let me know!! I’d be so grate­ful!! Many hap­py mem­o­ries of the shop and people.

    Comment by Hannah B on November 22, 2022 at 7:31 am
  6. I lost my Soar­ing Gull neck­lace and was hop­ing to replace it. So hap­py you have been able to retire, enjoy

    Comment by Marge Strother on April 10, 2023 at 11:58 am

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