In the early hours of November 10th, Claire Kinder woke up to one of the greatest fears for any small business owner. Her beloved shop, Honed, had been broken into, ransacked, and her safe stolen. Inside the safe were years of her life's work in fine jewelry, raw materials, and her beloved precious and semi-precious gemstone collection that she had been collecting for 14 years, amongst a slew of other items - all gone in under 3 minutes.
Although she is insured, she hopes they will cover most of the material loss. However, it may be several months before Claire is compensated by insurance, and her future losses will not be accounted for.
As you might know, the holiday season is when most small businesses do about 75% of their sales, and because of the time and cost associated with getting her shop back up and running, she will sadly miss out on this most important season.
Your contribution will help Claire get Honed up and running and go towards more materials so she can get back behind the bench as soon as possible, doing what her heart loves most.
For anyone unable to donate monetarily or who has a gemstone or two to share, Claire would deeply appreciate any that go towards building her new gemstone collection. Please DM @sandyrubinjewelry on Instagram for shipping details.