Main Street Jewelry shop owner perseveres, spreads joy with jewelry in Grapevine

bracelet
This 18-karat gold bracelet ($3,200) features turquoise and enamel with delicate, hand-painted flowers adorning it. (Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)

This 18-karat gold bracelet ($3,200) features turquoise and enamel with delicate, hand-painted flowers adorning it. (Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Image description
When Nancy Freid’s husband, Jerry, passed away, she faced—and conquered—the challenge of taking over his legacy. (Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Image description
This pendant ($399) is a shell cameo. Main Street Jewelry has several similar pieces dating back to the early 1900s. (Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Image description
There are four precious gemstones: diamond, emerald, ruby and sapphire, according to Main Street Jewelry. Over the years, different meanings have been assigned to each, according to the Gemological Institute of America. (Sources: Main Street Jewelry, Gemological Institute of America/Community Impact Newspaper)
Nancy Freid hardly knew anything about the finer details of jewelry, but she found herself taking over Main Street Jewelry in Grapevine anyway in 2017.

Freid’s husband, Jerry, who had opened and run the store, had just died. She promised him she would continue the business.

“I had to hit the ground running right after he passed away. ... [I felt] lost without him,” she said.

Jerry was the artist, Freid said, and he had about 55 years of experience. He was the creative mind who designed the pieces that customers loved and sought out.

But Freid did not let her trepidation stop her. With some grit and determination, she was able to “pick up where he left off,” she said.


“You find strength you never dreamed you had,” she said.

Since then, Freid has helped customers find pieces to suit their individual style. People can also describe or draw up designs of what they are seeking, and Freid works with vendors and jewelers to bring ideas to life.

Some people even bring their old jewelry to the store for repurposing.

“It ends up being their favorite pieces of jewelry from that point on—one of a kind,” said Bob Payton, a sales associate of the jewelry store who has worked in the industry for more than 27 years. “They’ve never seen anything like it. Their friends comment on it: ‘Where did you get that? I want one like that.’”

In addition to custom jewelry, the shop also offers consignments, estate and vintage jewelry, watches and repair and appraisal services.

Payton said Freid always has time for customers and develops a relationship with them—something Jerry was known for as well. This, Payton said, is why Main Street Jewelry is the first place they go to for special occasions, such as birthdays, anniversaries, engagements and holidays.

“We’re truly a mom-and-pop shop,” Freid said. “Mom just had to take over.”

Main Street Jewelry

601 S. Main St., Ste. 105, Grapevine

817-410-1111

www.mainstjewelrygrapevine.com

Hours: Tue.-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon.
SHARE THIS STORY


MOST RECENT

doctor in white coat writing on notepad
Integrative medicine practice Kotsanis Institute celebrates 35 years

Dr. Constantine Kotsanis and his wife, Beverly, celebrated the Kotsanis Institute's 35th anniversary Nov. 15.

A new office building is planned for the southwest corner of West SH 114 and North White Chapel Boulevard in Southlake. (Rendering courtesy city of Southlake)
New office building to neighbor Chapel Crossing in Southlake

The Southlake City Council gave nods to a zoning change and concept plan for a separate, three-story office building of approximately 22,000 square feet to be constructed neighboring the Chapel Crossing office building.

Crooked Lane in Southlake will be resurfaced. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Southlake City Council agrees to Crooked Lane resurfacing

Road improvements are coming to Crooked Lane in Southlake.

The Oct. 20 tornado affected 949 structures in Richardson. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
ASK THE EDITOR: What is the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning?

Multiple tornadoes ripped through the Dallas-Fort Worth area on the evening of Oct. 20.

Local officials say seniors are one of the groups most targeted for financial fraud. (courtesy Adobe Stock)
2019 Senior Living Guide: Tarrant County task force fights scams targeting seniors

When Lori Varnell launched the Tarrant County Elder Financial Fraud Unit in 2017, she started with about 40 cases, she said. Two years later, she said she now has almost 200 cases.

Collegiate Academy students show off their school spirit. (Courtesy Grapevine-Colleyville ISD)
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD’s Collegiate Academy gives more students access to higher education

A building located on the Northeast Campus of Tarrant County College houses a select group of Grapevine-Colleyville ISD high school students who are earning not only their high school diplomas but also their associate degrees.

(Graphics by Ellen Jackson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Southlake's median sales price increases more than $50,000 from October 2018 to October 2019 and more area market data

Learn more about the real estate market in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake from October 2019.

After opening in Colleyville more than 20 years ago, McIlvain & Associates is preparing to move to a new location in Southlake. (Courtesy McIlvain & Associates)
Accounting firm relocates from Colleyville, will open new building at Highland Corner Office Park in Southlake

After opening in Colleyville more than 20 years ago, McIlvain & Associates is preparing to move to a new location in Southlake.

Ryan Skelly: Willow Bend Mortgage recently opened in a new location in Southlake. (Courtesy Ryan Skelly: Willow Bend Mortgage)
New mortgage loan company opens in Southlake

Ryan Skelly: Willow Bend Mortgage recently opened in a new location.

Filing for the March 2020 primaries opened on Nov. 9. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Here's a list of candidates running in the 2020 primary for Texas, Tarrant County offices

The deadline for candidates to appear on the March 3 primary election ballot passed 6 p.m. Dec. 9.

(Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Here's a list of candidates running in the 2020 primary for Texas, Denton County offices

Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village voters will have the chance to go to the polls March 3 to vote in local, state and national elections.

Grapevine will soon be home to Waterlogic's new North American headquarters. (Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Grapevine selected for water dispenser provider’s new North American headquarters

A project slated to create up to 164 new jobs and more than $1.6 million in capital investment is coming to Grapevine.

Back to top