Rhody Gem: Athalia of Newport

March 2022


What it is:

A boutique shop carrying one-of-a-kind jewelry created by owner and designer Emily Hirsch, along with handcrafted gifts and goods made by 20 other regional artists.

Where to find it:

Find this jewel box of a shop on Franklin Street – a charming side street of small businesses between busy Thames and Spring Streets.

What makes it a Rhody Gem?

Celebrating 20 years as a designer and seven years since opening Athalia of Newport, Hirsch has created a haven of locally made finds, from photography and pottery to exclusive candles and uniquely Ocean State decoupage oyster shells. Her own collection of original jewelry comes in all colors and styles, with something for every occasion. Hirsch’s goal is to make sure every customer feels welcome – if that means popping open a bottle of prosecco or indulging in a chocolate or two, she’s got you covered! Even canine companions are rewarded with dog treats. Along with an experience curated for comfort, Athalia of Newport supports local artisans as well as organizations, with honey proceeds benefiting Potter League for Animals, an annual online sale raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness, and other fundraisers through her Athalia Originals Steals and Deals Facebook group.

Athalia of Newport26 Franklin Street, Newport 


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