There was a hearty exchange between teacher and student about where one might show/sell one’s work, and four months later, ALCHEMY 9•2•5 opened it doors. It’s amazing what can happen when the stars align and positive, wonderful energy comes together. Kirsten, a rising jeweler, had begun to sell her work at local craft fairs, when she decided to take it to the next level. Her instructor, Munya Avigail Upin, a metalsmith and teacher for over 35 years, joked that they should open a gallery together. Two weeks later, they signed a lease on a storefront and now, they are exhibiting the work of over 50 artists, in their elegant space in Belmont Center, MA.


ALCHEMY 9•2•5 is a lively, elegant and welcoming, contemporary jewelry and fine craft gallery in Belmont Center, just 8 short miles from Boston. ALCHEMY 9•2•5 and many of it artists are members of Ethical Metalsmiths, whose goal it is to use recycled metal and ethically sourced gemstones.

Interested in repurposing old jewelry? AlCHEMY 9•2•5 will happily create a contemporary design for “old” gemstones and diamonds.  Looking for unique bridal jewelry? ALCHEMY 9•2•5’s  collection includes a stunning array of rings in a variety of metals including: gold, platinum, palladium, mokume gane and titanium.  Gemstones and certified diamonds are available as well as Moissonite, the best of created diamonds.

From emerging artists to international award winning jewelers, ALCHEMY 9•2•5’s artists create handcrafted jewelry for the most discerning customer.

The intimate gallery is constantly receiving new work. Stop by to be amazed and inspired.

Munya Avigail Upin and Kirsten Ball