By: Stacy Dickenson
Gale and Flint Carpenter and Gale’s son Chance Carpenter, create world class jewelry for world class athletes. Internationally recognized, their exclusively trademarked IRONMAN jewelry honors competitors from around the globe in the most prestigious triathlon in the world.
Based in beautiful Kailua-Kona; Hawaii, Big Island Jewelers is the second-oldest sponsor overall (Timex became a sponsor just a few months before Big Island Jewelers). “As a small family business we are sincerely humbled & honored to partner with such a phenomenal international brand”. says Chance Carpenter.
Big Island Jewelers, not only makes the official pendants, rings, bracelets and earrings but most notably the championship rings, which are given too the first-place competitors (a male and a female) for their lifetime achievement. “It’s like the Super Bowl ring for triathletes!” says Gale Carpenter. Scheduled for Oct. 8, Big Island Jewelers will continue such timeless goldsmith traditions. Creating meaningful expressions of elegance, expertise & passion for an international stage.
Big Island Jewelers is a family-owned and operated jewelry store.
Gale says the shop’s association with the Ironman brand was a natural for many reason, not the least of which was the fact that “the starting line for the race is about 40 feet away from my office.”
The Big Island Jewelers Ironman collection—which the store sells to competitors and the general public—is created with a computer design technique called stereo lithography, and each piece is individually cast and hand-finished. Pieces are available for order in 14k and 18k yellow or white gold and sterling silver.
Founded by brothers Flint Carpenter (Master Designer /Maker of jewelry) & Gale Carpenter (COO). Big Island Jewelers specializes in one-of-a-kind custom pieces, fine gemstones, repairs, & professional appraisals. Co-owner Flint Carpenter is a Master Designer. He specializes in one-of-a-kind pieces that will never be reproduced and are of a quality that ensures they will be handed down from generation to generation, appreciated years beyond their time of creation.