YOU SHOULD KNOW: CHANCE CARPENTER, BIG ISLAND JEWELERS

 photo by Kjell van Sice

photo by Kjell van Sice

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.

 photo by Tammie Carpenter

photo by Tammie Carpenter

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.

 photo by June Cochran

photo by June Cochran

 photo by Tammie Carpenter

photo by Tammie Carpenter

LOCAL FAVORITES

FAVORITE BOUTIQUES: Leather SoulOliverMonoQuill and Feather and Pueo Boutique

FAVORITE RESTAURANTS: Bills SydneyLivestock Tavern and Prima

IDEAL STAYCATION

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

 photo by Mckenna Walimski

photo by Mckenna Walimski

BEST BEACH

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.

WHY HAWAII?

Hawaii is my home.

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. —George Moore
 photo by June Cochran

photo by June Cochran