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Hugo Kohl Museum of American Jewelry & Manufacturing

Hugo Kohl has combined a magnificent library of design, the ultimate goldsmiths shop and working factory. His vision was to design a museum that will give visitors a visual, audible and sensory experience of jewelry manufacturing. An elevated floor plan allows people to browse the retail store while watching artisans create in the workshop below. While vintage jewelry is the heart of the museum, Hugo realizes that customers may wish for something more contemporary. Visitors will be able to create a custom piece of jewelry at a unique station dubbed the create bar, which is a CAD system that guides visitors through an online exercise that determines their preferences in jewelry.