Anne Rizzo Begins Work at Hands

Anne Rizzo, daughter of William Nusser, Sr (and sister to Bill) begins work at Hands Jewelers. She now serve as the Comptroller and manages the off-site office.

New Signage and New Founding Date

Incentivized by a contest sponsored by the Iowa City Downtown District, MidwestOne Bank, and supported by the city of Iowa City, Hands wins one of several grants to create the round lighted sign on the front of the store. The winning entry was designed by architects...

Hands Home for the Holidays

Hands opens a pop-up store for the holiday season called Hands Home. Three doors east on Washington Street, it features more casual selections from the gift department, mostly under $100. It proves to be popular, but once the space is rented, Hands Home is not...

Hands Holiday Pop-up Shop

Hands joins Catherine Champion of Catherine’s and Prairie Lights to open a holiday pop-up store called December, located where Tailgate is now located on Clinton Street next to Panchero’s in the Old Gilda’s location. The store features Hands giftware, books from...

Hands Remodel and Another Nusser Joins Staff

Hands’ storefront is restored and updated. The project will take an entire summer. Charlie Nusser starts at Hands as janitor, a position now retitled as sales support; another career in the family business is launched at Hands.