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Berkeley Grimball

Berkeley Grimball started making jewelry in college with three tools and two techniques. Many tools and techniques later, he still creates at Grimball Jewelers, a 31-year-old Chapel Hill institution, on South Elliott Road.

So Long: Grimball Jewelers Shutters After the Christmas Season

“How did you get into the jewelry business?” I am often asked. “Did your father start this business?” Not a bad guess – a...

What One Chapel Hillian Learned After a Week in a Buddhist Monastery

"Can you talk?" This question was asked by every person I told I was going to Thailand to spend a week in a Buddhist monastery...