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December 8, 2019

Rock Stars

JHJ Rock Star – Diana Jacobs

Owner, Jacob Jewelers JHJ dynamo Diana Jacobs, owner of Jacobs Jewelers in Versailles Indiana, does it all.  This wife, mother of three and grandmother of 2 is truly a JHJ Rock Star.  Diana loves anything to do with jewelry, and loves helping people, a combination that makes her a huge asset to the JHJ community. […]

Charles Marks

Owner, Marks Jewelry Co. The JHJ community wouldn’t be what it is today without the efforts of Charles Marks.  Road Warrior Charles has added a huge number of new members to JHJ since its inception, both retailers and wholesalers. Charles says his favorite thing about JHJ is the sense of unity that keeps the community […]

Cookie Merens

Cookie’s Creations Fine & Estate Jewelry JHJ’s Cookie Merens says she can’t remember when her passion for jewelry started, but her mother says it began around age three.  According to Cookie’s mother, Cookie just loved to play in her jewel box, trying on her mother’s big crystal earrings and putting her real diamond rings on […]

Adam Fox

Fox Estate Buyers JHJ’s Adam Fox has deep roots in the jewelry industry. Adam, a 3rd generation dealer, traces the start of his family involvement with the industry back through his father’s side, as his paternal grandfather was a diamond dealer in New York. Along the way. the maternal side of Adam’s family decided to […]

Tina Yancey

Blue House of Jewelry If you’re looking for a friendly face on JHJ, someone with a sparkling personality who is always willing to lend a helping hand, then you need to connect with Tina Yancey. Tina, who owns Blue House of Jewelry In Tyler, Texas. has had a passion for gemstones, diamonds and jewelry her […]

Michel Gutman

Michel Gutman

President, Arkansas Jewelers Association JHJ’s Michel Gutman started his career in the jewelry industry 31 years ago with Service Merchandise, known at the time as “America’s Leading Jeweler.” After rising quickly through the ranks to become a jewelry manager, he accepted a job as store manager for Bailey, Banks and Biddle, and a few years […]

Elesa Dillon

Vice President of Sales, Southern Jewelry News & Mid America  JHJ Rock Star Elesa Dillon is the Vice President of Sales for Southern Jewelry News and Mid-America Jewelry News. She joined the company in January 2002.  Elesa has been in the jewelry industry for more than 35 years, and her experience includes working in retail, […]

Ira Savoie

Owner, Savoie Fine Jewelry Appraisers JHJ”s Ira Savoie is more than just a helpful JHJ member.  Ira, based in Metairie, Louisiana, has more than 40 years experience in the jewelry industry, including a great amount of experience on the retail side. Ira is one of only 20 independent certified gemologist appraisers registered with the American […]

Elliott Herzlich

Time and technology has brought many changes to the jewelry industry, but JHJ’s Elliott Herzlich has kept his core business model the same. “I love the jewelry business because it provides me with the opportunity to create beautiful, memorable and emotional pieces for customers who become lifelong friends. I get to be part of so […]

Linda Spil

Samuel Spil Company JHJ’s Linda Spil is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina who loves gardening as much as she loves jewelry.  Linda maintains a year-round vegetable garden, and is currently growing a lot of fresh goodies, including tomatoes, sweet potatoes, eggplant, mild & hot peppers, tomatillos, zucchini, zephyr squash, string beans, cucumbers, pumpkins, dill, […]