Since 1990 R.H. Van Alstyne has been offering an extensive selection of American made jewelry and handcrafted fair-trade gifts to our customers in the Hudson Valley. Located in Columbia County, in the historic village of Chatham, we are a short scenic drive from Albany, NY and Berkshire County, Mass.
A native of Columbia County in the Hudson Valley, Rita Van Alstyne established R.H. Van Alstyne Fine Jewelry & Gifts in 1990. The store is located in her restored 19th century Main Street building in the historic village of Chatham, New York. From the simplest pewter box to the most exquisite jewel, Van Alstyne selects or designs each treasure in her store with an eye for quality, value and the truly unique.
In addition to state and national trade organizations, she is a member of the National Association of Jewelry Historians, a trained bench jeweler and a Graduate Gemologist, GIA.
Rita Van Alstyne has served on the boards of local government, business and not for profit organizations all her life.