My love affair with jewelry started young. I still wear my first gold baby ring although it doesn’t quite fit the same as it did when I was a baby. I remember walking by After Midnight Jewelers when I was in high school wishing to be able to work there. It didn’t take long for my dream to come true. I was working in a dreadful corporate retail job when Scott rescued me! I’m so glad he did. I’ve grown a lot as a person working here. I used to be very quiet and extremely shy. All of our wonderful clients helped bring me out of my shell. Having something like a love for jewelry in common with every person who walks through our door makes work not feel like work at all.
I like to call the amazing people I work with my strange little work family, and it’s true, I’ve never worked with a better group of people.
Collette was born and raised in Westchester, New York, graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelors in Psychology, and moved to Vermont with her family a few years ago. In her free time, she enjoys time with her dog Monte Cristo, cheering on the Ole Miss Rebels, working out, the lake, baking, and traveling.
She has been with After Midnight Jewelers since 2019 where she enjoys learning couples’ stories and drooling over jewelry. Collette’s favorite jewelry typically features diamonds set in rose gold. She loves using her creativity to design one-of-a-kind custom jewelry for couples and upcoming generations to cherish. With her student-mentality, she is passionate about ongoing industry research to assist customers in delivering a smile to the face of their loved ones. She is Diamond Certified by the Diamond Council of America.
Before moving to the beautiful state of Vermont, I grew up in New York City and spent time living in Pennsylvania. I have 4 wonderful children; 3 daughters and a son. Outside of work, I love music, movies and playing sports especially baseball, basketball, football, tennis, and cycling.
Never had I envisioned working in a jewelry store. I had some knowledge of jewelry and an appreciation for a few family heirloom pieces I had inherited, but I did not foresee the wonderful journey I would take when I started here at After Midnight.
I am thankful to Scott for the opportunity. He invested in me to become DCA Diamond Certified, which has enhanced my ability to speak confidently to my clients about diamonds and the beautiful pieces they purchase.
I enjoy working at After Midnight, because I have an outgoing personality and enjoy meeting new people. I’m also fluent in 3 languages (English, Spanish, and American Sign Language) all which has been an advantage when working with the public in my various professions
As I continue this journey working in a fine jewelry store, I look forward to increasing my expertise in this field and making a difference in the lives of people I meet.
Come see me in the store – I can’t wait to meet you!
I started working at After Midnight in July of 2018 and quickly found a passion for the Jewelry industry. Scott was willing to take a chance on me even though I was still in high school at the time and I will be forever grateful that he did. The team here at After Midnight has become my family and I can’t imagine my life without them.
I’ve learned and grown a lot through each experience I’ve had here and became DCA Diamond Certified. I continue furthering my ability to assist our clients with finding the right jewelry to fit their personal styles and sentimental moments. I look forward to getting to meet new people everyday and always enjoy seeing familiar faces when they return.
Outside of After Midnight I am a makeup artist and am currently studying at a film based makeup school in Los Angeles, CA. When I’m not creating different makeups I’m likely spending time with my wonderful family and of course my four-legged friends (some of which I’ve met right here at AMJ!) Since my first day I knew I would always consider After Midnight Jewelers a home away from home and I’m certain that you will feel the same.
I have been the official liaison between After Midnight Jewelers and the Humane Society of Chittenden County for over 6 years! I have helped support and place hundreds of cats and dogs, my unwavering love for all people and pets has been an inspiration to everyone I meet. Woof!
Stones and gems have always been special to me.
I started cutting stones when I was 12 years old. There was just something about the colors and smooth surface that intrigued me then, and still does now. That was over 50 years ago. My career has taken many twists and turns, starting with fairs and craft shows. For 8 years in the 80’s and 90’s, I was “Ye Old Gem Cutter” at the NY Renaissance Faire. I sold handmade magic wands set with crystals and gems and one of a kind earrings over the course of 64 weekends.
For over 20 years I attended the Tucson gem and mineral shows and saw everything magical that our solid earth has to offer. Phenomenal star sapphires, bicolor ametrines straight from Bolivia, imperial topaz from Oro Preto, Brazil and on and on.
In 1989, I opened After Midnight in the University Mall. We were open there for 30 years. 362 days per year. In November 2019, I moved across the street to the Blue Mall to get bigger, more private, personal space.
The same magic goes into all of my custom work and repairs to this day.
Our space is now one of the safest shopping environments in the state with a NASA technology state of the art air purification system.
Our store is now private, personal, and protected.
We love our new home. Please visit us and feel the magic.
My experiences with After Midnight have been nothing less than excellent. I was greeted with a warm, welcoming smile and a friendly “hello” by all staff members. I was helped by Cassie Pawul who was very generous and went out of her way to make sure I was satisfied with my service. She was very knowledgeable about the Troll Beads she was selling and made sure I found exactly what I wanted. It was a very friendly encounter.
I needed to get my gf’s necklace chain replaced and after leaving the mall, I realized I should have gotten the pendant cleaned. I realized After Midnite was across the street, so I called to see if they could accommodate me for a quick cleaning, and I caught them right before closing. Got my pendant inspected and cleaned promptly and was on my way. Thank you guys!
These guys have been AMAZING over the past 4 years of working with them! First it was the engagement ring. Then the wedding bands and lastly my 1year anniversary ring that matches my wedding band and rounds out my finished product of a ring! I love After Midnight and will ALWAYS recommend them to anyone who is looking for anything to do with rings! Thank you lovely’s!!!
After searching for jewelers that offered custom jewelry design service, by chance I discovered After Midnight Jewelers in Vermont, and made contact with Amy. She was willing to take the time over the phone to learn about my project, and even helped me to appraise the new piece of jewelry we manufactured together. Couldn’t of been happier with the service and quality, Bravo!
I had a fantastic experience! Edwin was very helpful and knowledgeable about having my grandmother’s ring resized for my wedding band. We always have the best experiences there and are always treated wonderfully! Thank you for continuing to provide Vermont with such exceptional services! We look forward to seeing the new location!
My fiancé and I worked with Collette Arnold, she was knowledgeable and showed us exactly what we wanted!! She kept in contact the entire time to check in and ask if we needed anything else! The night my fiancé proposed, the ring was a bit big, we walked in and they sized it right then and there for us in 20 minutes, it was wonderful! We love After Midnight Jewelers and we highly recommend them!
We had a terrific experience picking out engagement rings at After Midnight Jewelers in South Burlington VT. We highly recommend them! The staff (Collette and Carlee) were fantastic. With their help we found the perfect rings that reflect our perfect union. Thank you Collette and Carlee! You were absolutely great to work with – From Patty & Ingrid
So me and my fiancé came here looking for an engagement ring and Ed was the one that helped us he listened to all of our questions and was able to answer them. He is very nice and with him it doesn’t feel like he’s “trying to sell you a ring” unlike other jewelry stores. I had a great experience here and would highly recommend!
The husband and I got married this past July and I know this review is a bit late but we came to this beautiful store and had an amazing experience and got my husbands ring in a short amount of time and it was not too pricey either! The customer service was amazing and if ever I need any beautiful jewelry I know where to go and I recommend this place 100%!
My Fiancé and I worked with Collette at AMJ to re-fresh a family heirloom ring to be our own. After one appointment with Collette we had a few custom designs in mind and were amazed to see they had digital models of the customized rings within a day! The entire customization process was so much easier and quicker than we expected, and we couldn’t be happier with how the ring turned out! So many thanks to Collette for all the tips, design ideas, and customer service along the way.
My boyfriend had bought my a beautiful diamond necklace for my birthday and I wanted the chain shortened to 16inch instead of the 18inch it was at. I went right in to the store today and the on spot jeweler fixed my chain the way I wanted it while I was looking around the store! Also the crew who works here are very professional and always so very kind. Always a great experience here!
The owner, Ed, was phenomenal to work with! It was refreshing to receive such an honest opinion about picking out a wedding band that went well with my engagement ring, no upselling or quick sell. He went above and beyond and took the time to make sure I was happy with my purchase. I truly appreciated his professionalism and going the extra mile for us!
Ed was extremely helpful when my fiancé and I went in to pick out the engagement ring. Ed listened to what I was looking for and showed us many options. I ended up with a ring I always imaged. The warranty is amazing, we brought it in to add beads and they also cleaned it. We left with a extremely shiny ring. We are extremely pleased with the service. Ed is wonderful
Collette was AMAZING to work with! She was very attentive to us as soon as we walked in and kept a very good secret when my fiancé came in to get my engagement ring! She has kept in contact and is super easy to get ahold of with questions. We also purchased our wedding bands from her, they came in super quickly, she was very attentive in letting us know they were in! Highly recommend Collette and everyone at After Midnight Jewelers.
Collette was extremely helpful with selecting and ordering my wedding ring. The ring arrived in a short amount of time and was too small for whatever reason. I brought the ring back to be re sized and they were able to do it on the spot and I was able to walk out with a ring that fits. Very happy with the ring, definitely recommend After Midnight
Excellent service! I used to visit them in the Umall for jewelry repair, they were a small operation with limited space for retail. Their new space is lovely, with lots of sparkly goodies. I stopped in with a tangled fine gauge gold chain necklace. A clerk was working with a couple, but Collette, who was clearly on a lunch break came over to help me. She detangled my necklace within minutes and refused any payment. This kind of customer service is rare and very much appreciated.
My eight year old son put a mood ring on the wrong finger. We were unable to get it off. We called After Midnight Jewelers and they said come on in. When we arrived, they asked to see the patient and very calmly removed the ring from his finger. Not a tear was shed and at the end they even gave him a lollipop! I offered to pay and they said no charge. That’s wonderful service and a great Vermont business!
We went to After midnight Jewelers after being referred to by a friend for our wedding bands. I went in knowing exactly what I wanted! Collette heard what I said and immediately picked out the band as if it had been designed just for me. When it was my fiancés turn he didn’t quite know what he wanted but Collette helped him work through his options and pick the perfect ring! We couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
Every time I go into After Midnight Jewelers I get Terrific Service! They are always courteous and helpful. They deliver great customer service and fabulous work on even the smallest jewelry repair. And… they are always happy to just clean and check my jewelry for me, which gives me good peace of mind. I highly recommend the team there! Patti Meyer
We went into After Midnight Jewelers to have 2 rings sized and a stone placed in another, we went through Edwin Rivera. He was an awesome gentleman to deal with and assured us that our rings would be very well taken care of. My husband and I are nothing but amazed and pleased with all they did for us. Definitely will be returning and recommending to everyone we know!