- Tim & Angela: A Tale of Two Rings
- By CARLOS MORENO
- The 61st Missouri Photo Workshop / Festus & Crystal City, Mo.
Tim’s Custom Jewelers has been trading on Main Street for over 13 years. Owner and jewelry maker Tim Stoll was born and raised in Festus, from a well-known family in the community. A center of business and deep conversations, this is also the place where Tim met his fiancée Angela Chamis.
Their relationship began two years ago when Angela brought a ring she needed to repair to Tim while still living in St. Louis. That same day, Tim mustered the courage to ask her if she wanted to see an episode of American Idol with him. She said yes. Since then Tim’s home, friends, and shop have become an essential part of her life as much as his, which has unified their passion for jewelry making and each other.
Angela and Tim now share the work. He does the jewelry making, while she does the administrative, finance and retail side of the business.
Angela Chamis, 49, Tim Stoll's fiancée, shows a display ring to a customer. She wears the rings that Tim made for her as gifts during their courtship and pending nuptials.
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