Ed Beets, Jr. 1953 – 2012
On December 8, 2012 the jewelry industry lost one of its own when Ed Beets, Jr. died suddenly in a fatal car crash. Ed was the owner of Southern Jewelry Designs in Columbia, MS and the creator/designer behind several custom design jewelry lines. Ed was making his way back to Mississippi from Arkansas when he was involved in a head-on collision. The husband/father/grandfather/jeweler was only 59 years old.