The South Carolina Jewelers Association (SCJA) is proud to announce the election of Rex McClure as President. The announcement was made at the association’s annual meeting in Myrtle Beach.
Rex McClure is President of Southern Gold Jewelry, Inc. dba Sohn and McClure Jewelers in Charleston, South Carolina. He began his jewelry making career in Wichita Falls, Texas, cutting stones, mineral collecting and making Indian style jewelry from silver and turquoise. His best friend’s parents had a rock shop called Lovelace Lapidary, and they were often there throwing rocks at each other and playing chess. An old Choctaw Indian named Ray Childress worked there and taught him some basic jewelry making. He helped the owner at the Tucson and Quartzite Gem and Mineral shows and he was an avid tourmaline collector along with other minerals.