Portofino Jewelry and Beads has been in business since 1998. It is currently located in Avon, Colorado, after moving from its Edwards location four years ago.
Portofino offers a large selection of all types of jewelry, including custom creations, alterations, repairs and watches (repair and batteries).
Beading and classes are also offered, along with birthday parties, kid-friendly instruction and other types of group jewelry workshops (like bridal parties).
Owner Jen Hetei said, "Everything is a fun puzzle. If I can figure out how to fix it, make it and do it, then it's all good."
Hetei came to the Vail Valley as a ski instructor, then she began working for a jeweler in the area in the late 1990s.
"I realized there was not a lot of affordable jewelry, or watch repair and batteries," she said. "Sentimental value has no price. We do beaded repairs and all types of fixes on well-loved and special items."
Hetai added, "We have a huge variety of price ranges, if you're coming in and your gift price range is $10 to $20, we will gift-wrap it."