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Feature Friday – Chelsea Swank

The second-generation creator of eclectic styles and eerie designs

In honor of Halloween, we’re featuring Chelsea Swank this week – a jeweler with an eclectic style and eerie designs.   Meet Chelsea Swank I am a second-generation jeweler from Portland, Oregon. I’d describe my design aesthetic as Gothic Bohemian with celestial tendencies. Our inventory, available on our Etsy shop, is read more…

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Feature Friday – Annette Kinzie

The employee-turned-owner of Leonard Jewelry in Stillwater, Oklahoma

“We love this business because it combines the opportunity to work with beautiful jewelry in a great industry while serving our community!” – Annette Kinzie   I began working in the jewelry business for Mr. Leonard in high school and throughout my college years at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, read more…

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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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