Alan Uchin / Purple Gem
Hometown: Birchrunville, PA
Jewelry designers Alan Uchin and Dale Norley met in 2004 and combined their talents to create Purple Gem Jewelry. The couple’s studio is a converted barn on their property in Chester County, Pa., and they enjoy fusing a variety of textured materials with rare fossils and stones to create their signature pieces. Be sure to check out their new designs, since they’re always brainstorming and creating in the studio. Their latest creations use meteorites, which work well for both men’s and women’s jewelry and are like nothing you’ve seen before. They offer a full line of jewelry, from dangling earrings to necklaces, rings, pins and bracelets. While they’re always brimming with inspiration and ideas for new items, they also welcome working with clients to design custom pieces. Alan and Dale are familiar faces at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals, so be sure to check out their jewelry and say hello.