Rhody Gem: OMO Jewels & Gifts

October 2021

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We’re on the hunt for Rhody Gems! Every neighborhood has that secret, hidden, cool and unusual, or hole-in-the-wall spot that locals love. Email or tag us on social media using #RhodyGem to suggest yours, and we might just feature it!

What it is:

More than a jewelry store, OMO is a haven for beautiful objects, from clothing and gifts to ceramics, hand-blown glass, and home goods.

Where to find it:

Along scenic Watch Hill Road, find the store halfway between Westerly and Watch Hill, inside of Avondale Arts and across from The Cooked Goose.

What makes it a Rhody Gem?

Founder Joanna Papineau-Allen curates a collection of artisan goods around her belief that “life should be lived beautifully” every day. A former buyer for Sun-Up Gallery, Papineau-Allen opened OMO in 2016 as “a celebration of my personal style, love of color and whimsy, and admiration of American handcrafted design.” This includes collections from popular designers like Suzy Landa, Jamie Joseph, and Paul Morelli, plus recently added clothing lines from the likes of Kinross Cashmere and Frame Denim. The glitz and glam of fine jewelry may draw you in, but wander the store to find seasonal home goods, too, like ceramic serving ware, napkins printed with autumn leaves, and cozy cardigans. While indulging in the treat-yourself attitude is encouraged, OMO is also the perfect stop for finding a small housewarming gift or something shiny to commemorate a special occasion.

OMO Jewels & Gifts • 95 Watch Hill Road, Westerly • 860-961-4678 • OMOJewels.com • @omojewels

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