There’s Something About Jane

jane new top 1 bW smallerOne of our latest discoveries and current obsessions is NEW TOP JEWELRY, located on 185B Centre street in Chinatown, It’s a split store front shared with another vendor so be sure to stay on the right side or you might end up in the wrong place.

From the outside there is nothing special that separates New Top from the other hundreds of Chinatown jewelry shops, they sell the same bamboo earrings, same name plates, same ID bracelets and rope chains, what makes New Top stand out from all the others is Jane.

From the very first moment I met Jane, I was instantly intrigued. Her look is unique to Chinatown especially her hairstyle which reminds me of a 1940’s Hollywood star. 

Jane is everything you want from a sales person, friendly, sincere, honest and not pushy. She takes her time and speaks to you, not necessarily about the jewelry, she wants to know more about you.

Now, let’s get to know a bit more about Jane!

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How long have you been working at New Top Jewelry?
About 16 years.

Have you always been interested in Jewelry?
Yes, ever since I put a piece of jewelry on my body for the first time.

Why do you think New Top has become so popular in the last few years?
Probably it’s because we try our best to appeal to our customers’ taste, and we maintain a considerable variety of choices.

Some people say it’s because of you- what is it about you that people love coming back to?
I’m very flattered. I do treat every customer, repeat or new, with sincerity and honesty.

What’s the most popular piece of jewelry at the moment?
Mostly we sell custom-made pieces of jewelry which speaks to our mission to accommodate every individual’s need.
New Top StillsWhich celebrity would you like to see at New Top?
Sarah Brightman and Andre Bucheni.

How would you describe your style?
Classy, elegant with a touch of hipness

What do you like to do after a long day at work?
Kick back take care of my family and enjoy some music.

Are there other jewelry brands that you like?
so far, no idea

Where did you go on your last vacation?
Two years ago to the Niagara Falls.


photography and Interview by  JJ JIMENEZ