We welcome everyone into Isadoras and strive to offer the most genuine experience while shopping with us. We do so by offering our expertise as well as a breathtaking selection of one of a kind, antique items. Always remembering that our client's happiness is the essence of our business.
Located above Seattle Washington's historic Pike Place Market, for four decades Isadoras has curated and sold beautiful pieces of antique jewelry. Owned and operated by Laura Dalesandro since its inception, every piece in Isadoras is handpicked by the owner. She and her daughter travel the world seeking out pieces of age, beauty, craftsmanship and originality. And while many purveyors of antique jewelry carry both real and reproduction, Isadoras has maintained a steadfast loyalty to antique and vintage pieces only.
After 40 years in business, we believe more than ever in the investment worthiness of antique jewelry.
MEET THE FOUNDERS
A Family Business. Owner Laura Dalesandro, with her partner, daughter and friend, Manager Elizabeth Schoenleber.
Laura Dalesandro has had a 40-year love affair with all things antique. Besides being a devotee of the artistry of the past, she is conscious of our dwindling natural resources and believes sharing art objects from the past is a wonderful way of conserving. Laura was born in Chicago and attended college in Wisconsin. Laura has owned and operated Isadoras for the past 40 years, traveling the world, seeking out pieces of age and beauty. Laura has appraised for the Henry Art Gallery and The Museum of History and Industry.
Laura's Favorite Jewelry
Elizabeth Schoenleber, Laura's daughter, grew up with Isadoras, surrounded by beautiful pieces of jewelry. Elizabeth was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and grew up in Seattle, Washington before attending Evergreen College where she earned a degree in psychology. She credits this degree with her rich understanding of people. She has worked for Isadoras for the last 17 years: traveling the world on jewelry buying trips, photographing pieces for Isadoras and managing the store. She considers Isadoras her path in life.
Elizabeth's Favorite Jewelry
MEET THE TEAM
Miko Premo was born in Seattle, Washington. A writer and theatre artist, Miko has a BFA from New York University where she studied costume design. She has worked for Isadoras for the last six years: managing the website and assisting clients. The granddaughter of an antique jewelry storeowner, Miko feels Isadoras is the perfect place to spend her days.
Miko's Favorite Jewelry
Gemma's love of art and fashion derives from a antique jewelry dealer grandmother, an artist mother and a scholarly father. Growing up on Orcas Island, WA and Berkeley CA, her love of fashion, art and culture lead her Parsons the New School for Design to earn a BFA in Integrated Design. She focuses on the fine arts, fashion theory, design strategy, and sustainability. Gemma is so very delighted to spend her days at Isadoras learning about all things historical and charming, and helping to create new stories along the way.
Gemma's Favorite Jewelry
Mandy has had an appreciation for the art and the history of antique jewelry most of her adult life. She is a North West native growing up in Oregon and parts of Washington. Relocating to Seattle in 2005 to attend Cornish College of the Arts for her BFA in print-making and painting. While at Cornish Mandy fell deeper in love with the history of art and design, so naturally when she came to Isadoras she felt a perfect match. Not only does Mandy assist clients with their perfect purchase, but she is also Isadoras in house graphic designer.
Mandy's Favorite Jewelry
Lauren comes from a background in theater and dance. This love of the arts has led her to experiences in Casting for film/TV, Wardrobe, and Set Design. With parents who live on separate coasts, Lauren has had the opportunity to experience the creativity of both Seattle and New York, which are huge inspirations for her personal style. Lauren has always loved finding funky baubles to add to her collection that also carry a bit of history. This has led her to a new adventure at Isadora's with much to learn and wonderful new family.
Lauren's Favorite Jewelry