Joseph M. Nespoli began hitchhiking from the small town of Berwick, Pennsylvania to Philadelphia multiple days a week to complete watchmaking school.
After several months, Joseph graduated as a trained watchmaker and opened a small watch repair shop in a back alley off of Berwick’s main street.
Joseph Nespoli gradually expanded his 9 x 7 repair shop to a building down the street where Nespoli Jewelers still sits today.
Up until the early eighties, Nespoli’s was the place to get everything and anything you needed. Handbags, wallets, clocks, glassware, and watches were just some of the items originally sold at Nespoli Jewelers.
In the winter of 1998, Joseph’s grandson, Jonathon, showed an interest in continuing the traditions started by his grandfather.
At 24 years old, Jonathon hitched a ride across the country on a tractor-trailer in order to pursue his dreams. Jonathon started his journey to the Gemological Institute of America in Los Angeles and received his Diamond Graduate Degree. He later returned home and learned the jewelry trade from his grandfather.