Time is the most precious of things we have, so I will be as brief as possible in telling you about our business and its origins. I know that many of you will find your way to our website without knowing the story of our company, so I would like share with you who we are and what we do at The Difference.
The Difference was established in 1975 from humble roots in Key Largo, Florida. I started out working at a picnic table in a campground, and what I thought would be a nice hobby has turned into my life’s work. Today The Difference is located in western Massachusetts and all of our work is still done by myself and two other craftsmen. We take great pride in our workmanship and over the years have built a very strong customer base, as well as made many friends along the way. Our continued dedication and commitment to our work has helped us stand the test of time.
From the very beginning, the variety of designs on coins has always appealed to me. I was always on the lookout for coins that had the most beautiful designs, or coins with an ethnic appeal from faraway places. To this day, I am still searching for special and unique coins, and I feel that The Difference currently offers the most extensive collection of hand-pierced world coin jewelry to be found.
On most weekends throughout the year, we can be found at art shows as well as fine craft shows on the Eastern seaboard. Most of our pieces can be purchased as pendants, earrings, tie tacks and cufflinks.
In addition, we are happy at any time to work with your coins that you provide. The majority of our custom work requires approximately six weeks from the time the order is placed.
You can speak to me personally regarding custom work by calling (413) 786-4911), or by sending me a message.