Chance Carpenter is a creative. The kind that gives 100 percent, 100 percent of the time to everything that he's doing. And he's been doing a lot...
Currently, he's the Goldsmith Apprentice at his family's business Big Island Jewelers. Prior to that, Chance started Silhouette, a boutique creative agency, and was the cofounder and creative director of trim, an award-winning surf culture magazine. From Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Chance recently moved back to his hometown from Honolulu to carry on his family's tradition of making jewelry.
As an apprentice, Chance is now part of the second generation of Big Island Jewelers. Since 1983, the company has been family owned and operated by Chance's father and uncle. They specialize in custom pieces, fine gemstones, repairs and professional appraisals. Every piece of jewelry is hand designed, crafted, casted and stones are set in the store. There are no collections, no wholesale, so each piece is truly one of a kind.
Below, what inspires Chance and his Hawaii hot spots.
With my wife, at a private house at Waimanalo beach with endless blue skies, an infinity pool, fireworks and some red wine.
THE BEST DAYS ARE SPENT
Good friends, great weather and perfect waves
Some places are better as secrets!
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT
Endless blue skies and Kona sunsets
WE SHOULD KNOW
Every small / local / family business, entrepreneur, philanthropist and artist. Anyone who has one-to-three jobs plus a side hustle to follow their dreams. People who burn their candle from both ends and want to improve their lives, their family lives and their community.
Hawaii is my home.
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. —George Moore
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