The elegant space of Alchemy 925 showcases the work of over 50 artists. The co-owners, a designer/teacher and her student, are always on the hunt for jewelry that inspires and excites them, and so there is a constant rotation of product offerings in their Belmont Center, Massachusetts gallery. We caught up with one of the owners, Munya Avigail Upin, on one such quest at the JA New York Spring Show, and were overjoyed to discover how genuinely passionate she is about the designers and artists whom she represents.

JA New York: Facebook or Instagram?

Munya Avigail Upin: Instagram

JA New York: Favorite gemstone?

MAU: Spesertite garnet

JA New York: What’s your retail mantra?

MAU: We want you to love it!

JA New York: Dream celebrity client?

MAU: Lily Tomlin

JA New York: Guilty pleasure?

MAU: Pizza

JA New York: Favorite holiday?

MAU: Valentine’s Day

JA New York: Music you play in your store?

MAU: 70’s music

JA New York: Music you play in your car/home?


JA New York: If you had a super power, what would it be?

MAU: To make the world more compassionate

JA New York: Your most prized possession?

MAU: My new Sam Woehrmann ring!

JA New York: Go-to news source?

MAU: See about…NPR!