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Feature Friday – Brandon Boudreaux

From the baseball diamond to custom designed rings

I started in my family’s jewelry business working Christmas and summers during college to learn the ropes. I always knew I wanted to become the 4th generation to lead Boudreaux’s Jewelers. In 2013, I came on full-time after playing NCAA baseball and graduating from Tulane University in New Orleans. After read more…

Feature Friday – Jennifer Hamburg

Creating through passion and philosophy

My name is Jennifer Hamburg My title is CDO, Chief Design Officer at Sydel & Sydel Ltd. I am on the sales floor every day helping with repairs, selling my designs and guiding customers to redesign their old jewelry into new one-of-a-kind designs. My indispensable brother and partner works beside read more…

Feature Friday – Don Brown

The passionate jeweler with a focus on family

At the age of 17, I answered an ad in the local newspaper for an apprentice watchmaker/bench jeweler position. That was only 49 short years ago. By 1978, I had become a partner in the store. Everyone knew me as Don, and I liked the design aspect of the business, read more…

Feature Friday: Evan Silbert

A journey from the Caribbean to customization

Fifteen years ago, while completing my bachelor’s degree in television production, I worked a number of sales jobs. I always took a lot of pride in what I did and had a hard time when coworkers fell short of my expectations. Maybe I just liked things done my way! An read more…

Feature Friday – Adam Foster

The traditional yet contemporary craftsman

I studied metalsmithing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. When I finished, I just wanted to return home to St. Louis, Missouri and work for another jeweler. However, when I could not find a job, I started my own company. And so the saga of Adam Foster read more…

My Workshop Experience – Oscar Noel Garcia

Co-owner of Old Mine Jewelers shares his Workshop story

I am Oscar “Noel” Garcia, co-owner with my father, Oscar Garcia, of Old Mine Jewelers in San Antonio, Texas. Beginning in Mexico, my family has been in the jewelry industry for three generations. Combined, we have 60 years of experience. Our business has grown from a successful neighborhood store, to read more…

Feature Friday – Teva Dekel

From fashion design to jewelry design

My earliest memories of jewelry were accompanying my stepfather (who dealt mainly in fine estate jewelry) to auctions and estate sales. He would have me dig through the boxes looking for the quality marks and gemstones. I always loved the designs, color combinations, and silhouettes of the jewels that I read more…

Feature Friday – Heritage Jewelers

The military friendly business

“The closer you look, the better we look!” That’s Heritage Jewelers’ slogan, and it could not be more accurate. Heritage finds its niche as a veteran-owned store that caters to armed servicemen and women. The store reminds us that our military members are one of a kind and their jewelry read more…

My Workshop Experience – Joy Allen

Former student and budding jeweler shares her workshop story

My name is Joy Allen and I grew up in a large active family, very involved in sports and our community. My passion for jewelry started when I was young. Around the age of ten years, I started making beaded jewelry. And as I grew so did my skills and read more…

Feature Friday – Smith Jewelers

The store that serves its soldiers

Smith Jewelers in Leesville, Louisiana, has been serving the area near Fort Polk, a United States Army instillation in Vernon Parish, for more than 40 years. The store was founded by Marion J. Smith, a soldier turned store-owner whose years of service and devotion made him renowned among Louisiana jewelers. A read more…

Feature Friday – Linda Kozloff-Turner

The Design Diva

I would love to just design, design, design! It’s what I am really good at. In addition, I custom manufacture and manage the business. My husband works with me, and we do a lot of the daily management ourselves including cleaning and merchandising. My favorite part of the jewelry business read more…

Feature Friday – Chad Elliott

The sea-loving store owner

Welcome to Oceanside Jewelers! My business card says Owner and Master Jeweler, only because adding janitor, bookkeeper, and maintenance worker didn’t seem appropriate. A typical day is a combination of bench work and setting, counter sales, office work, and then maybe some flasks get invested and put into the oven. read more…

My Bridge Experience – Fred Hornshuh

Owner of Carlson Brothers Jewelry shares his Bridge story

My name is Fred Hornshuh I’m a 41-year-old, 3rd generation jeweler, who owns and operates Carlson Brothers Jewelry in Tacoma, Washington. The store has been family owned for more than 70 years, founded by my great uncle, now 92 years old, in 1942.  We employ several jewelers, a wax carver, and read more…

Feature Friday – Jill Keith

A new jeweler on the block!

I was blessed to be raised on an Appaloosa horse farm – showing horses and traveling throughout the Eastern United States with my dad, mom and one of my brothers. We made the best of lifelong friends, enjoyed competition and success, and have wonderful memories of it all. I loved read more…

Feature Friday – Harris Botnick

Chief Cook, Bottle Washer, and Jeweler Extraordinaire

I was a film major at University of Alabama. UA does have an excellent School of Communications, but I realized towards the end of my program that I was most likely ending where NYU would probably start. (On a side note, my major film project happen to be a jewelry read more…

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