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Full Circle: Underwood Jewelers

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Underwood Jewelers opened in 1928 and has earned a reputation of dedication to fine quality, creating new customers and building trusting relationships. Underwood’s defines quality as not only materials and craftsmanship, but also “design, presentation, service, integrity and your experience in [the] store.” In addition to being Vice President of Underwood’s Michael Richards is also a Certified Gemologist, a member of the American Gem Society (AGS) and a Fireside Chat panelist at JCK Tucson 2019. We caught up with Richards to get the inside scoop on Underwood’s, his favorite JCK memory, being an AGS member and more: Describe your day…


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Full Circle: Metalmark Fine Jewelry

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For Samantha Larkins and Mary Leppert, jewelry is their number one passion, which led them to owning and running Colorado-based fine jewelry boutique Metalmark Fine Jewelry. Metalmark has become a reliable go-to among the LoHi community known for its boutiques. The store has become a home for Samantha Louise Jewelry, designed by Larkins herself, as well as a vast but cohesive collection of unique jewelry, and Leppert is a reliable source for anyone searching for diamonds or other precious stones, jewelry repairs, watch repairs and estate jewelry needs. Shared passion, love for design and expertise are what creates the unique…


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Full Circle: Gem Jewelry Boutique

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Over 13 years ago, Laura Kitsos opened a quaint little boutique and atelier under the name Gem Jewelry Boutique to make and sell her own jewelry designs. Within a year, the store was recognized by publications such as DailyCandy, Crain’s Business, Vogue and more. Gem focuses on pursuing and collecting from small, independent jewelers with one-of-a-kind styles—introducing different brands to their Chicago customers and some becoming major players in the jewelry industry—and all the jewelry offered at the store is made with ethically sourced stones and/or recycle diamonds and goods. This week, we caught up with Kitsos herself to discuss…


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Full Circle: SOHO GEM

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According to sisters Maria Benavides and Irina Ferry, the success of SOHO GEM—a fine yet modern jewelry store in downtown New York City with an emphasis on gemstones—is credited to their dynamic partnership. The sisters’ heritage is deep rooted in fine art, antiques and jewelry, and they quickly learned the family business alongside their parents, collecting, buying and selling unique pieces. It is the synergy of their passions, talents, business senses and visions that has established the store as a New York jewelry landmark for many years. We got the inside scoop from Irina Ferry on how they keep up with…


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Full Circle: Grogan Jewelers by Lon

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Grogan Jewelers by Lon is a store with long, rich history of providing customers with lifetime jewelry and outstanding customer service. The Grogan legacy began in 1915 when Elisha A. Grogan founded Grogan Jewelers in Florence, Alabama. His son took over the family business in 1940 until Walker and Frankie Graham became the new owners in 1972, taking the store to an unmatched growth. Jay Klos purchased the store in 1985 and grew Grogan’s to two locations – the second in Hunstville, Alabama – before the Brown family purchased the stores in 2015. Lon Brown is a successful entrepreneur with…


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