Husar, left, and Craig Husar take pride in carrying
American-made jewelry and products in their
Brookfield business, Lyle Husar Designs.
- During the course of 50 years, three generations of the
Husar family have helped to connect buyers with their
ideal pieces of jewelry.
been successful because we are great listeners, educated
advisors and talented artisans, that’s made us
Wisconsin’s trusted jewelers for a long time,” said
Craig Husar, owner, president and “chief romance
located at 17395 Bluemound Road in Brookfield, the
business was started in 1968 by Lyle and Alice Husar.
started with 400 square feet and $5,000 in savings. Lyle
Husar sold and repaired clocks and watches. Now in 2018,
the store is 5,000 square feet and has 12 employees,
including three generations of the Husar family.
of the third Husar generation involved in the store, Becca
Husar (Craig’s oldest daughter), said she joined the
family business because of the “strong, emotional
connection that comes from creating pieces customers will
pretty heartwarming to realize you are designing emotions
that someone is going to wear every day,” said Becca,
31, the store’s design studio manager. “We get to
design these beautiful works of art for people to hold and
cherish these memories with. That’s really what drew me
into this business.”
goal for the owners of Lyle Husar Designs is to have a
small-store feel where the prices are easily visible.
want customers to feel relaxed and enjoy themselves while
shopping, even if they are just browsing. We want them to
really see everything we have to offer,” said Craig
the 50th anniversary of the store, there is a special sale
with reduced prices on the entire Lyle Husar Designs
inventory, including brands Tacori, Hearts on Fire, Jaffe
1892, Simon G., Parade, Le Vian, Alex And Ani, and watch
brands such as Shinola, Philip Stein and Obaku.
do focus on buying American-made products,” said Craig
Husar. “And we also try to work with companies that do
manufacturing in the U.S.”
at Lyle Husar Designs is custom-designed jewelry using
hand sketches and 3D modeling in the store for the
customer to view immediately. Jewelry restoration and
master watch repair are also offered.