Buckhead Village hits the jackpot once again with the addition of Don Purcell.
After more than two decades as the GM of Jeffrey Atlanta, Don Purcell lost a part of himself when the long-standing luxury boutique closed its doors due to the pandemic. Left at a crossroads, Purcell saw this pivotal moment as an opportunity to take a leap of faith and do something he’d always dreamed about. Enter Don Purcell (@donpurcelljeweler), a distinctive curation of fine jewelry, art, hostess gifts and other bespoke finds. Now open at Buckhead Village, the 1,200-square-foot concept gallery showcases the designs of jewelry houses such as Cathy Waterman, Eli Halili, Eva Fehren, Hoorsenbuhs, Irene Neuwirth and more—plus a few that Purcell is particularly excited to introduce to Atlanta, including Mio Harutaka, Marie-Hélène de Taillac and Will Hanigan. “I’ve always considered design-driven modern fine jewelry to be art,” says Purcell. “Many pieces are one of a kind just like a painting, drawing or sculpture, so why not show them in an environment with other fine artists?” On the art spectrum, Purcell highlights international pop artist Ashley Longshore as one of the creatives whose artwork will emblazon his walls. The superstar artist known for her bold style will also have additional wares on offer, including her unique handbags, one-of-a-kind sculptures and other funky upscale tchotchkes. Rounding out the collection are beautiful Judith Leiber handbags and heavenly scented Trudon candles—plus a few other secrets we won’t spoil.