Love, Sweat and Diamonds - Nadav Soroker

Love, Sweat and Diamonds

Molly Smith works as a custom jeweler at Molly's Jewelry Design, the store she opened with her girlfriend Ami Hunter in downtown Boonville, Missouri in 2015. In addition to selling jewelry, she carefully repairs, restores or remixes the precious heirlooms of Mid-Missouri residents. Ami, her friends, her new assistant Sarah and her two pugs – Mitzi and Midge – help her with her customers at the shop. Besides working on her long list of custom orders, she is also renovating the second floor above her store. She visits estate auctions to look for interesting finds. After her longs days, she heads home to New Franklin to relax with her partner and their dogs and cats.

Molly Smith, reflected in a mirror on the right, helps a customer in the showroom of her store, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019.

Molly Smith, reflected in a mirror on the right, helps a customer in the showroom of her store, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019.

Molly Smith, reaching into the case, helps a customer find a new necklace to put on layaway in the showroom of her store, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019.

Molly Smith uses her flex shaft to smooth the inside of a bejeweled ring, Thursday morning, Sept. 26, 2019.

Molly Smith uses her flex shaft to smooth the inside of a bejeweled ring, Thursday morning, Sept. 26, 2019.

Molly Smith takes Mitzi outside for a break from her long list of custom jewelry orders as Midge watches them leave Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 25, 2019.

Molly Smith takes Mitzi outside for a break from her long list of custom jewelry orders as Midge watches them leave Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 25, 2019.

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