Ladies’ Might: Talking to Theresia Oreskovic, Owner of Peter & Co. Jewelers in Avon Lake, Ohio

It can be rare to find a fine jewelry store owned by a woman. But it’s even less common to find a shop helmed by a trio of women. Such is the successful scenario at Peter & Co. Jewelers in Avon Lake, Ohio. Veteran retailer Theresia Oreskovic, who owns the store, runs it with her daughters, Kim Elton and Tamara Geraci. Oreskovic’s late husband, Peter, founded the store in 1975, and after his passing she kept the business going—growing the store from a small strip mall location to a thriving freestanding outpost with Geraci and Elton. It’s no wonder one of Oreskovic’s favorite parts of the workday is lunch. “We try to sit down for lunch together every day and I love it,” she says with a laugh. “But I think the very best thing about working with family is feeling like you can actually be yourself all the time. You never have to be someone else.”  Mo

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