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Kirsikka Jewelry


Kirsikka Jewelry was first established in Gainesville, FL in Marc 2011. Due to the high demand of customer orders and growing success of the business, the store was relocated to a larger location in April 2013. Kirsikka Jewelry’s owner, Alexis Hytonen, was born in the Canary Islands, Spain to his Peruvian mother and Finnish father. Co-owner, Alan Hytonen, was born in St. Thomas, USVI. Alexis and Alan spent the first 15 years of their lives with mom, “Techi” and dad “Paul” on their sailboat “KIRSIKKA”, after which the business was named. They traveled across the Atlantic, eventually settling in the islands of the Caribbean. For the past 23 years, Alexis has been involved in the jewelry industry, from manufacturing and wholesaling to retail and managing. He left his corporate job at Sears Holdings in Hoffman Estates to pursue his dream of owning his own jewelry store. Alan has been in the US Navy for the past 24 years and is an F/A-18 Fighter Pilot.