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Schnack’s family business spans 146 years, 6 generations

When Carl R. Carstens joined the family business in 1953 after serving in the Army, he knew he was walking into a family legacy. C.A. Schnack Jewelry Company first appeared in 1865 in Alexandria, Louisiana shortly after the Civil War ended when Carl A. Schnack, a German emigrant watchmaker, bought the business from two Scotsmen.

Pat Cassedy retires from Cas-Ker after 40 years in the business

Pat Cassedy began working at Cas-Ker when he was 16 as a part-time employee. His family owned the wholesale distributor of watch supplies and, as the third generation to work there, he would have to earn his stripes the same way everyone else did. Oh, he tried working outside the industry when he was in college, but that didn’t last long.

At Goldstein Diamonds, they’re in the business of having fun

An orange cat in a purple wig and lime-green glasses selling diamonds? Seriously?

No! That's the point, says David Goldstein, owner of Goldstein Diamonds, whose fancy feline has been the star of a successful advertising campaign. “When I say we’re bringing the fun back to doing business, I mean it. It’s got to be fun.”

AmRhein’s celebrates 90 years and a new look

(ROANOKE, Vir.) – Roanoke, Virginia-based jewelry store AmRhein’s officially celebrated its 90th Anniversary on Saturday, November 5, 2011. The day was proclaimed “AmRhein’s Day” by the County of Roanoke, as presented in a Proclamation to the Amrhein family during the Board of Supervisor’s meeting on October 25.

Cumberland Diamond Exchange celebrating 30 years in business

Jeweler finds success through building relationships with clients

When Mark Jacobson and his brother Wayne opened the doors to Cumberland Diamond Exchange more than 30 years ago they had no idea just how significant a jewelry store could be. As new retailers they were committed to excellence, but little did they know their commitment would establish them as one of the core retailers in the Atlanta area. Believing their business was an extension of their personal lives, the brothers were determined to genuinely connect with each customer while providing them with excellent quality products at exceptional pricing. It is, according to Mark, what sets Cumberland Diamond Exchange apart. “It’s also what makes coming to work so enjoyable,” explains Mark.

Gold-N-Diamonds grows strong as a one-stop shop for retailers

Besides offering retailers a wealth of diamond merchandise, Gold-N-Diamonds offers an added bonus: Customers usually receive their orders in a day, thanks to the company’s central location in Atlanta.

In fact, the company says, 95 percent of all orders will be in stock, and except for some custom orders, they’re shipped out the same day. About 60 percent of its customers get their orders the next day.

Daughtry Jewelers hit hard by Hurricane Irene

On Friday, August 26th Eddie Christian and his daughter Ashley locked up the merchandise at Daughtry Jewelers at the end of a very busy day. Located 65 miles off the coast of North Carolina; their small town of Goldsboro, NC was bracing for Hurricane Irene’s landfall the next day. They took extra precautions to protect their merchandise and minimize damage, including unplugging computers, putting extra items in the safe and moving critical items upstairs to their 2nd floor. Located in Berkley Mall, neither Eddie nor Ashley expected a lot of damage. Despite the enormous size of the storm, which NASA satellite data indicated was one-third the length of the U.S. Atlantic coastline, Irene had already been downgraded to a category 1 storm and Goldsboro had weathered much worse.