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Feature Friday – Micah Harp

The Christian Warrior, custom jeweler, and focused family man

“Before every couples’ first home, first child, first anniversary, comes the ring he presents to her in a box with your logo on it.” – Micah Harp   I grew up in the jewelry industry. My grandfather started out doing watch repair in 1954, later opening his own jewelry store. read more…

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It’s National Dog Day!

We’re drooling over these precious store dogs

It’s National Dog Day! Well technically, tomorrow is the official National Dog Day. But let’s face it, pet lovers dedicate every day to caring for our sweet, furry friends. Does your dog visit your store? Do you let your customers’ dogs in as well? As it turns out, quite a read more…

Feature Friday – Russell Brown

The inventive goldsmith with a passion for creating

“My biggest tip to those in our industry: take pride in what you create.” – Russell Brown   At the age of 15, Russell Brown started in the jewelry industry with his father. In the early 80s, Brown’s dad bought jewelry from a family friend and began selling the gold at read more…

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Feature Friday – Stephenie Bjorkman

The horse-riding, big truck drivin’ storeowner

I am a second-generation jeweler.  I got into the business in 1997 when my parents were fresh out of a divorce. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and needed my help with her business, Sami Fine Jewelry. So I quit my job selling cowboy boots and entered the jewelry read more…

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Feature Friday – Bernard Jewelers

The store centered on family, fashion, and fine quality

At 18 years old and right out of high school, Bernard Mecherkany began apprenticing for a jeweler in the Jewelers Building in Boston. He loved the work and decided to pursue it further. In 1989, Bernard became acquainted with Tewksbury, Massachusetts, a large town just outside of Boston, through a read more…

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Feature Friday – Sarah Bond

The second-generation successor with a passion for jewelry design

My dad was more or less brought up in the jewelry business. His mother worked as the credit manager in the original Zales store in downtown Wichita Falls, Texas (The store where Zales started). As a little kid, he always enjoyed going downtown with his mom on Saturdays. He would read more…

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Feature Friday – David Konkle

The CAD master from Peter Franklin Jewelers

The owner of Peter Franklin, Peter F. Ball, had been good friends with my dad growing up. Around May 2010, I heard he needed help with CAD drawings to meet the demand for more custom pieces. Having prior CAD experience, I helped out and quickly realized how comfortable I was read more…

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Feature Friday – Blake Dickler

The son of the jewelry repair specialists

Days off from school playing with the sales people, carrying dinners to the store, and of course, the annual holiday party: these are just a few of my memories growing up at Mitchell’s Jewelers, the store my parents run together. When my dad, Mitchell, entered the jewelry business in 1979 read more…

The Countdown to JCK Las Vegas Begins!

Talisman Collection's Andrea Riso shares her JCK excitement

In 11 days (and counting), the industry’s premier U.S. trade show event – JCK Las Vegas – kicks off. The show promises rising trends, current styles, and the newest tools and technology. Once again this year, Stuller will be housed in one 2,800 square feet area in Booths B60046 and read more…

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