Ahead of the Curve

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Daring to be different is something Hannah does naturally and with remarkable success. Her HannaH Fine Jewelry has become known as the place in Ocala and beyond for intricate and unique pieces. With clientele including country music stars and nationally known horse professionals, the shop has developed a sterling reputation in the world of exquisite jewelry.

Now HannaH Fine Jewelry is proud to present Hannah Fine Accessories, a 1000-square foot boutique in the same building as the jewelry emporium. HannaH Fine Accessories celebrated its grand opening on April 20.

I love the show and sparkle of jewelry and fashion,” says Hannah. “My dream has always been to open a shop that extended the idea of gotta-have accessories beyond jewelry in order to complete your look.”

Known for her ability to make an impact, this creative entrepreneur decided that rather than focus on clothing, she would instead bring the best high-end accessories to Ocala. Featuring extremely fashion-forward items, the shop is destined to be the hot spot for the very finest in must-have accessories.

“We’ve just returned from buying trips and fashion shows in New York and L.A.,” remarks Hannah.

Just one visit to the shop and you’ll realize those east and west coast buying trips will clearly benefit any demanding shopper hunting for the latest accessories and the hottest looks. Hannah has a proven track record with her highly successful jewelry shop, and the fashion conscious can feel comfortable relying on her instincts for finding the most up-to-date accessories.

Connie Ryan manages the accessories shop and customers will recognize her as a long-time friend of Hannah’s whose forward fashion sense is more than apparent in her chic decorating of both stores.

“People were always talking about having to go to Orlando to buy a great pair of shoes,” says Hannah, who took note of this little dilemma and came up with a solution.

Now anyone searching for that just-right pair of shoes for a special occasion will never have to venture beyond Ocala’s city limits. HannaH’s Fine Accessories carries an incredible array of designer footwear, including classic handmade Italian shoes and items from the to-die-for Tracy Stern line. Whether you’re shopping for a special event or just hunting for that perfect pair of knockout stilettos, HannaH has what you’re looking for.

The right handbag will complete any woman’s look and HannaH carries some of the finest names, such as My Flat in London, and Clara Kasavini purses, complete with stunning Swarovski crystals, furs, unique hides, and metal touches.

You can even add a clever personal touch to your bag with a purse charm, and, once you’ve done that it will only make sense to pick up a charm for your cell phone, as well.

Details, details, it’s all about details!

Belts by Simon and other cutting-edge designers can pull your look together in just the right way. From simple and classic to “stand up and notice me,” you’re sure to find a belt to fit your style. Men will also find a line of impressive crocodile and alligator belts with sterling silver buckles, created by the same designer who makes belts for President Bush.

“We do carry a variety of cuff links, including many with diamonds, in our fine jewelry store,” Hannah notes, “but we will have more men’s accessories soon, in addition to the great croc and alligator belts we already have.”

When it comes to turning heads, L.A. designer King Baby creates the belt buckles and accessories that are in demand by many of Hollywood’s who’s-who. From Paris Hilton and Cher to Bruce Willis, King Baby sterling belt buckles and jewelry are worn by many of today’s biggest stars, and now Hannah has brought his gotta-have-it line to Ocala.

You don’t have to hop a jet for the west coast to join the L.A. fashion scene. HannaH has the latest high-end ribbed tanks from the “Bejeweled” and “Romeo & Juliet” lines. Studded with crystals and embellished with fanciful images and freehand script, these eye-catching tanks are among the hottest looks for spring and summer. HannaH will also carry the Juicy Couture line.

Travel often? Men and women in the know are already savvy about the hottest new looks in carry-on bags and handbags. Designer Raviani works magic with faux furs, metallic leathers, and more, often adding crystal-studded buckles for a flourish. There isn’t a more fashionable look to be found, no matter what airport you’re passing through and where your final destination may be. Top-of-the-line dog carriers will ensure your pet makes a statement when he travels, as well.

HannaH has remembered man’s best friend with an assortment of high-end pet accessories, including standout dog collars by Simon with Swarovski crystals. You can even customize a color for that special companion and spell out Fido’s name or some other sentiment — in crystals.

Hannah may have corralled some of the most unique and fashionable accessories to be found in one spot, but this business owner is far more than just a shopper with a great eye. She is a gemologist who graduated from the Gemological Institute of America and later worked as a diamond buyer in Palm Beach. After moving to Ocala in 1989, she worked for Gause & Sons Jewelers before going out on her own in 1996.

Since her husband, Ronnie Casper, has shown Quarter Horses successfully for the past 25 years, Ocala was a natural fit for the couple. In fact, HannaH also focuses on selling specialty jewelry items to horse owners and show competitors as she travels with Ronnie to major horse shows all over the United States and South America.

“We try to stay way ahead of the trend and in some ways we changed the styles in the horse show world,” Hannah states. “I thought it would be fun to bring this up-to-the minute -look to Ocala.”

It was their connection with customers in Ocala that drew the couple to Marion County. Now they live on a farm in Ocala with their 10-year-old daughter, Carly (who is also into showing horses) and a menagerie of animals.

Customers appreciate the fact that the jewelry shop feels more like visiting a friend’s posh living room with its antique furniture, plush drapes, Oriental rugs, and floral arrangements. Combine this comfortable atmosphere with the fact that HannaH can be trusted to stock the most stylish items and offers personalized service second to none.

The shop specializes in unique jewelry items and designer lines, including natural fancy colored diamonds, and these big colored stones are priced well below what customers would expect to pay for them retail.

“Not only do we carry a lot of very different items, but we really pride ourselves on personal customer service,” says Hannah. “If someone can’t make it during regular hours, we’ll make special appointments for Saturdays and after hours. We’ll deliver purchases if need be, and we also go to offices to do private showings for our customers who live out of town.”

To discover just how easily her signature classic touch can add sparkle to your life, drop by the shops today. If diamonds and accessories are a girl’s best friends, then HannaH clearly has it covered.

HannaH
Fine Jewelry: 352-291-6650
Fine Accessories: 352-369-6651
505 SE 1st Avenue, Ocala

Both stores are open 9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday. You may also call ahead to make a special appointment for Saturday or after hours.

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