Molly's Jewelry Design opened at its current location in February of this year, in Downtown Boonville, Mo., Thursday evening, Sept. 26, 2019. Smith originally opened her store across the street in 2015 before moving into the larger space.
Molly Smith, right, helps her hew assistant Sarah Darnell set up the engraver so she can practice in the jewelry store's workroom, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Smith is training Darnell so she can do the easier tasks like cleaning and engraving jewelry, leaving Smith to focus on her more complicated custom orders.
Molly Smith, right, reacts as her girlfriend Ami Hunter recounts the bath she gave Mitzi, their pug, Thursday afternoon, Sept. 26, 2019. Mitzi and Midge, their other pug, come with Smith and Hunter to the store every day.
Molly Smith, left, works with Erica Counts to knock down an interior wall of the kitchen in the apartment above her store, Thursday night, Sept. 26, 2019. Smith and Counts are renovating the space for future use.
Molly Smith, center, and Sarah Darnell preview an auction to see if there are any pieces that Smith might want for her store at the Cooper County Fairgrounds on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 26, 2019. Smith found several pieces, including some large mineral pieces to decorate her display cabinets.