Ida Snow, founder of Snow’s Jewelers in south Florida, died Nov. 25 at the age of 89.
Snow and her husband Edward started Snow’s Jewelers in 1958—after relocating to Florida from New Jersey—with just a $600 loan, three display cases, and their dining room table covered in gift-wrapping paper that served as another display case. Snow sold Avon door-to-door and Edward repaired watches for other jewelry stores to make ends meet. The store would eventually become one of south Florida’s most established independent jewelers, and now has two locations.
Snow is survived by her sons Edward, Jr. and Gary; seven grandchildren: Jennifer, JJ (Christopher), Kelly, Amy (Kevin), Mary, Marisa, and Edward III; three great-granddaughters: Lucy, Charlotte, and Lyla; sister Marie Griffin, brother John Sozzio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.