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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

FERNBAUGH’S JEWELRY HIRES NEW STAFF MEMBER

Marilyn RansPLYMOUTH, Indiana - Fernbaugh’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry welcomes a new staff member to its knowledgeable and friendly team: Marilyn Rans transitions from certified nail technician of eleven years, most recently at New Attitudes (replaced with Stacy Mark who will continue serving Marilyn’s loyal clients), to jewelry consultant, assisting customers with their selections at the full service jewelry store located in downtown Plymouth.

Ms. Rans was born and raised in the Huntington area and moved with her husband, Delbert, to Plymouth fifteen years ago which she considers, “a great place to raise children,” hers being Jordan and Allie. She met co-owner Brian VanDuyne simply as a customer having followed the change-over from Foley & Welker in 2006. Brian recognizes Marilyn to be energetic, with a great personality and people skills. In turn, she is drawn to the friendly atmosphere - the comfortable environment - that Fernbaugh’s is noted for.

Lori VanDuyne says, “Marilyn is easy to work with and eager to help others; a perfect fit for our store!”

Friendly, welcoming, and stylish, Fernbaugh’s Jewelry specializes in classic and contemporary jewelry, as well as in-house repair and restoration. The family-run business prioritizes exceptional customer service as well as community dedication. Plus the celebrating of special moments with their customers who become their friends and their friends who become their customers.

The Plymouth location, a community gem, is located at 206 North Michigan Street and the long-time Logansport location is 416 East Broadway. Hours are Tuesday – Friday 9-6 and Saturday 9–3. For more information visit fernbaughs.com or call (547) 936-1577 in Plymouth or (574) 753-4827 in Logansport.


February 2009 - (Logansport) Pandora
Pandora

New Charm, Great Cause: PANDORA Partners with OneWorld Health
to Bring Lifesaving Medicines to People Everywhere

OneWorld Health Charm will be Available in Stores November 3

 

PANDORA and The Institute for OneWorld Health have joined forces to design the “OneWorld Health” charm for PANDORA’s signature charm bracelets. For every charm sold, PANDORA will donate $20 to OneWorld Health, the first U.S. non-profit pharmaceutical company that develops safe, effective and affordable new medicines for the world’s most impoverished communities.

The OneWorld Health charm will be available for purchase on November 3, 2008, in PANDORA stores, as well as fine jewelry and gift shops across North America. The charm retails for $80 in the U.S. and $96 in Canada.


As part of PANDORA’s “Charmed Giving” program, PANDORA asked OneWorld Health to help design the charm. The sterling silver charm incorporates 14K gold in an intricate, criss-cross pattern. A sparkling water drop shape dangles underneath the charm as a symbol of the lifesaving hope OneWorld Health provides with every drop of medicine it develops for those who need it the most, but can least afford it.

To learn more about how OneWorld Health helps people across the globe, visit www.oneworldhealth.org.

About PANDORA

PANDORA is a global Danish brand that has been making its mark on international jewelry fashion for 25 years and has become known for its high standards, craftsmanship, quality and design. PANDORA's customizable charm bracelets and matching line of rings, earrings and necklaces are all handcrafted from 14K gold and sterling silver, many with precious stones such as topaz, sapphire, amethyst or diamonds at a range of entry price points. To view the PANDORA collection and build a bracelet online, visit www.PANDORA-jewelry.com.


December 2008 75th Anniversary

LOGANSPORT, Indiana – The year 2008 marks the 75th anniversary (1933 – 2008) of Fernbaugh’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry serving Logansport and the surrounding area.
It is during such a milestone that management and staff extend heartfelt thanks to the community of friends for loyal support through the years. While many advantageous features of the jewelry store and repair shop have stood the test of time, embracing what has evolved over the decades is also noteworthy:

Current owners Derek McGuire, sister Lori VanDuyne, and her husband, Brian, agree that customization is now of major importance to many buyers. Whether it be handmade offerings from guest artists such as Patrica Daunis, who has personally visited Fernbaugh’s twice since 2007 and conducted consultations, or crafted E’Sperene™ stone pieces by expert silversmiths for Sarah’s Hope™, Fernbaugh’s newest line, customers can be assured of variety and selection like never before.

Secondly, popular signature lines like Pandora and Troll bead offer one-of-a-kind bracelets and more with hundreds of beads to choose from that represent lifestyle preferences. While the Logansport flagship store offers Pandora, Fernbaugh’s Plymouth location that opened in 2006 features Troll bead jewelry.

Lori VanDuyne notes that the upcoming launch of a new Web site is meant to provide a convenient means of viewing a partial selection, including bridal, of what is carried in the stores. The redesign will reflect Fernbaugh’s timeless style and sincere caring nature and its desire to stay abreast and ahead of the times having a solid understanding of what customers want, need, and expect. But as Derek McGuire reiterates, “An online presence in our view is never to replace our preference of face-to-face contact. E-commerce and the virtual world lack the dimension we pride ourselves in at Fernbaugh’s.”

The family operated venture remains true to Earl and Geraldine Fernbaugh’s original objectives – befriending customers and building relationships that last far into the future, being a full-service establishment, and standing for integrity within an industry where value can be difficult to truly measure.

The VanDuynes make clear their non-wavering belief that giving back is of vital importance. Brian states, “Community involvement on our part puts us out there on the streets and opens our eyes to the greatness around us but also needs that must be met.” They are grateful for the opportunity to perpetuate a Logansport “gem” that came into existence 75 years ago and zestfully take to the challenge of satisfying past, present, and future customers by meeting their desires when it comes to investments for themselves and gifts for others

75th Anniversary


October, 2008

United Way of Marshall County announces diamond winner at Fernbaugh's Jewelry
 
PLYMOUTH - The United Way of Marshall County is pleased to announce Angie Stults won the 1/2 carat diamond from Fernbaugh's Diamonds and Fine Jewelry in support of the annual campaign.
 
"Brian VanDuyne, owner of Fernbaugh's Diamonds and Fine Jewelry, called me with a great fundraising idea" said Jennifer Maddox, executive director. "He proposed providing the United Way with a 1/2 carat diamond and 499 1/2 carat zirconias. Each cubic zirconia (CZ) would be placed individually in small plastic bags and sold for $2 each. He would add the real diamond among the bags. After all the "diamonds" were sold, purchasers could go to Fernbaugh's to find out if they actually had the real diamond. I thought this was a great idea and another great partnership for our United Way."
 
The first "diamonds" were sold Saturday. Oct 25 in front of Fernbaugh's store during the annual trick or treat event. Sales continued through the following week. All the "diamonds" were sold by November first. Then the waiting began for the real diamond to show up in the store.
 
Winner Angie Stults admits she borrowed the money to buy five diamonds from United Way executive director Jennifer Maddox. "I attended a meeting of women investors sponsored by Edward Jones where Jennifer offered the opportunity to purchase a "diamond". When I told her I didn't have any cash with me, she offered to loan me the money. I'm sure glad she did!?

Diamond Winner 
After Angie purchased her "diamonds" they sat on her desk at Edward Jones for two weeks. When she heard WTCA Radio announce the winner had not yet come forward she thought she might as well go over to Fernbaugh's to have her "diamonds" checked. "Imagine my surprise when they told me I had the real diamond!" Angie exclaimed.

The fundraising event contributed $1,019 to the annual campaign. "For a first time event, we were pleased to have been able to give the United Way over a thousand additional dollars this year. Especially in this tough economy, " said Brian VanDuyne. Fernbaugh's  is located at 206 N. Michigan St in downtown Plymouth.
 
The United Way of Marshall County advances the common good by focusing on the building blocks to a good life: income, education and health. When we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. That's what it means to Live United.
 
For more information contact Jennifer S. Maddox, Executive Director, United Way of Marshall County at 574.936.3366 or visit www.marshallcountyuw.org.


September, 2008

Sarah's Hope Jewelry Funds Loans for Women Enterprenuers - 

PLYMOUTH, Indiana – Trying times make every effort, big or small, mean that much more. Fernbaugh’s Jewelry continues its quest of giving back to the community, this time globally, by offering Sarah’s Hope™ jewelry as its newest line.

Lori VanDuyne, owner, explains, “We’re drawn to this exquisite collection for a number of reasons: Founder Sarah Smith funds small business loans to women entrepreneurs in the U.S. and developing countries through profits, the jewelry is crafted by expert silversmiths featuring the E’Sperene™ stone, and Fair Trade manufacturing practices are an important component of her business plan.” She continues, “Our customers can make a difference by purchasing a design (each one inspired by - and named for - a loan recipient) while going home with a lovely piece of jewelry to add to their unique collection.”

Since starting Sarah’s Hope in 2004, Sarah J. Smith has been an advocate for microfinance. These small amounts help women gain self-sufficiency, provide for their families, and enrich their communities. She says, “Meeting these women and seeing how the loans impacted their lives is truly inspiring.”

Recipients have included clothing designers, tortilla bakers, farmers, restaurateurs, beauticians, and seamstresses. Angela, Elia Rose, Eusebia, Zenita, Nepton, Queen, Razia, Eneyda, and Karen are the names of the designs that include pendants, earrings, bracelets, and rings. To view the jewelry first-hand, visit Fernbaugh’s downtown Plymouth location Tuesday – Friday 9-6 and Saturday 9-3. Phone: (574) 936-1577, Web site: fernbaughs.com. To learn more, visit sarahshopejewelry.com.


September, 2007

Commemorative Bracelet is one of Many ... to celebrate 74th Anniversary

‘Feeling Golden’ sums up Fernbaugh’s mood, the long-time jewelry store in downtown Logansport, celebrating 74 years of history. Owners Lori and Brian VanDuyne and Derek McGuire wish to acknowledge the supportive home town community with appreciation incentives, giveaways, and prizes October 18 – 20.

Because the chocolate chip cookie was invented in 1933, the same year Fernbaugh’s opened its doors, a golden bake-off is planned for the public to enter. Judges include family member teens Kendall and Jordan McGuire, special guests and former owners Mr. and Mrs. Oris McGuire, and Lynn Neff of Logansport’s Mix 103 Radio.

In addition, an exclusive commemorative charm bracelet has been designed especially for this event, and several will be given away in gold and silver.

Fernbaugh’s specializes in classic and contemporary jewelry, as well as in-house repair and restoration. Pick-up and delivery service is provided on all items. Hours are Tuesday – Friday 9-6 and Saturday 9-3. Visit fernbaughs.com or call (547) 753-4827.


September, 2007

JEWELRY ARTIST TO APPEAR AT FERNBAUGH’S
WITH ORGANIC COLLECTION

Patty DaunisLOGANSPORT & PLYMOUTH, Indiana – Nationally acclaimed East Coast jewelry designer, Patricia Daunis, will introduce her unique handmade collection at Fernbaugh’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry Wednesday - Saturday, October 10 – 13, appearing in Logansport Wednesday and Thursday and in Plymouth Friday and Saturday.

“This one-woman show is an ideal opportunity to meet the designer in person and to see and touch her newest 14K gold and sterling silver artistic creations,” states owner Lori VanDuyne. “We’re pleased to host this elite treasure chest of a show for our clients and the general public as the holiday season approaches,” she continues, who are welcome to bring in favorite pieces they no longer wear for a redesign.

A visit to Ms. Daunis’ website, daunis.com, reveals her belief, “Jewelry is an art form and it should be in harmony with the wearer. I am influenced by Maine’s fluctuating coastal waters and the tranquility of lakes and streams. A close look at my designs and you can see the reflected light on waves and swirling eddies. I design so this movement of light and form will enhance the person who wears my jewelry.”

Sculptural earrings, ring bands and multi stone rings in gold or sterling, co-coordinating bracelets and pendants and necklaces, and whimsical pins for the light of heart in metals accented with colored gems make up her collection. “It’s like playing dress-up. We get all the jewelry out and play…just like we did when we were little girls and got into our mother’s jewelry…it’s a lot of fun,” Ms. Daunis affirms.

Speaking of mothers, Patricia also will have with her the Daunis Collection of Family Jewelry. People can come in and with the aid of a specialized computer program work with Daunis to create a family ring, pendant, or bracelet design using the family’s birthstones. “These are so wonderful. Each a one-of-a-kind design, because every family is a one-of-a-kind,” explains Patricia.

Daunis has received the DeBeers Diamonds Today award, two First Prize awards from the World Gold Council, Jewelers of America Jewel Award, and numerous Accent Magazine and other industry awards.

To schedule an appointment for a personalized design consultation with Patricia Daunis during her limited engagement at Fernbaugh’s, call before October 1, (547) 753-4827 in Logansport or (574) 936-1577 in Plymouth. Fernbaugh’s hours are Tuesday – Friday 9-6 and Saturday 9-3. Visit fernbaughs.com.


June, 2007

FERNBAUGH’S DIAMONDS & FINE JEWELRY ANNOUNCES
FATHER’S DAY UGLY TIE CONTEST WINNER

PLYMOUTH, Indiana - Fernbaugh’s Ugly Tie contest contrasted greatly with the beautiful weather this Father’s Day – a national holiday since 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson signed a proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as such. The second annual event followed on the coattails of a most successful Mother’s Day celebration. “Honoring dads and moms within the community is important to us,” states owner Lori VanDuyne. “We like to involve family members in the fun of our contests while seriously acknowledging and appreciating deserving folks,” she continues.

Quite self explanatory, this year’s Ugly Tie lucky winner is Plymouth resident Randy Bowser who received a stylish Bulova watch valued at $275 plus a generous $100 gift certificate toward the purchase of a new shirt and tie. Thanks to his daughter Emily, who spotted the tie in his closet, the entry was chosen by the pubic as ‘ugliest’ among several submissions numbered and displayed in Fernbaugh’s front show window.

Store manager Kris Fawley laughs, “It still had the original price tag of $5 on it.” She says, “Such a contest is a lot of fun for everyone. Wives and children are the ones that select the ties. Their thoughts of what is deemed acceptable and stylish often differ from that of their father or husband.” When asked, Kris reassures, “The dads are very good natured about their ties - often generating stories of when and where they were worn.”

Fernbaugh’s mission is to celebrate special moments and establish meaningful relationships through exceptional customer service as well as continual community dedication. Lori’s husband Brian VanDuyne remarks, “How better to get to know our neighbors than through this light-hearted interaction for Father’s Day?”

Friendly, welcoming, and stylish, Fernbaugh’s specializes in classic and contemporary jewelry, as well as in-house repair and restoration. The family business is owned and operated by Derek McGuire and Brian and Lori VanDuyne who provide pick-up and delivery service on all items. Business hours are Tuesday – Friday 9-6 and Saturday 9-3.

For more information visit fernbaughs.com or call (574) 936-1577 in Plymouth or (547) 753-4827 in Logansport.


May, 2007

FERNBAUGH’S DIAMONDS & FINE JEWELRY ANNOUNCES
2nd ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY CONTEST WINNERS

LOGANSPORT & PLYMOUTH, Indiana - Fernbaugh’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, with locations in downtown Plymouth and Logansport, has hit upon a very popular contest: honoring deserving moms in celebration of Mother’s Day. “Because last year’s contest was so successful, we created another one this year,” stated owner Lori VanDuyne.” It was easy to play off of our featured Mother’s Knot Necklace and challenge people to enter with “My Mother’s Knot…..” written statements that took a round-about way, either humorous or serious, of complimenting these special women.”

Seventeen winners were chosen between the two locations, and the lucky moms each received a prize Mother’s Knot Necklace valued at $99. Winners include: (Plymouth store) Kim Edison, Lori Hight, Melissa Hopson, Vicki Fireline, Rachel Hayes, Sandy Bacewic, Jill Niedlinger, Linda Williams, Amanda Murray, Tracy Partridge,
(Logansport store) Barb Lombardi, Madeline Tocco, Julie Schafer, Kim Russell,
Margo Sears, Brenda Abbbot, and April Campbell.

More than 100 sons and daughters entered the holiday event sponsored by radio stations U93 FM, WLHM-FM, WTCA-AM, and WZHR-FM. Winning entries like this one, “My mother’s knot lazy; she gets up at 5:00 a.m. and works well past midnight. My mother’s knot perfect, but she gives 150% in everything she does. She works harder than anyone else I know, and I know that she loves me and my brothers and sister in that perfect, gentle, special way that only she can,” tugged at the judges’ heartstrings.

Fernbaugh’s mission is to celebrate special moments and establish meaningful relationships through exceptional customer service as well as continual community dedication. Lori’s husband Brian remarked, “How better to get to know our neighbors than through this meaningful interaction for Mother’s Day?”

This year’s campaign included outdoor billboards featuring Plymouth mother Ellen Stillson and her daughters and Logansport mother/daughter Shantel and Cassidy Cuppy. In-store posters featured mother/son Dot Taiclet and Don. Lori explained, “Our customers find it exciting to see people they know as our models – loyal customers themselves.” She continued, “We want our image to be fun, and find the billboards and posters create positive conversation about the store.” The theme, “Feeling Proud,” is another slogan that concentrates on the gift giving experience as a whole.

Friendly, welcoming, and stylish, Fernbaugh’s specializes in classic and contemporary jewelry, as well as in-house repair and restoration. The family business is owned and operated by Derek McGuire and Brian and Lori VanDuyne who provide pick-up and delivery service on all items. Business hours are Tuesday – Friday 9-6 and Saturday 9-3.

For more information visit fernbaughs.com or call (574) 936-1577 in Plymouth or (547) 753-4827 in Logansport.


April, 2007

TRIBUNE BISINESS WEEKLY

Philosophy/ Business objectives

Fernbaugh's Diamonds and Fine Jewelry, originally based in Logansport, opened its second location one year ago February in Plymouth with a completely remodeled sleek interior store (formerly Foley & Walker).

The family business is owned and operated by Derek McGuire and Lori and Brian VanDuyne who are delighted to be part of Plymouth's dynamic and growing community. Without hesitation, these three entrepreneurs agree that celebrating 'special moments' is their specialty. "We realize this achievement comes with exceptional customer service and community dedication," says Brian. Special events that show they truly care about establishing meaningful relationships and standing out as the full service jewelry store of choice have included Bridal & Beyond (Feeling the glow), Girls Night Out (Feeling loved), Guys Night Out (Feeling proud), and Mother's Day Build a Bracelet (Feeling loved),

Friendly, welcoming, and stylish, Fernbaugh's Jewelry specializes in classic and contemporary jewelry, as well as in-house repair, restoration, and custom engraving. They are watch makers and clock makers with horology and gemological degrees. They provide pick-up and delivery service on all items whether the customer is at home or at work. "We know people are busy. We want to meet all of out customers needs," states Lori.

The Plymouth location, already a community gem, is located at 206 North Michigan Street and the long-time LOgansport location is 416 Broadway. Hours are Tuesday through Friday 9-6 and Saturday 9-3. THe owners continually look forward to celebrating special moments, over and over again with their Plymouth clientele. "We want to build long-tern relationships with our customers," says Lori VanDuyne, "Our friends, new and established, whom we care about."

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March, 2007

SETTING STONES

Jeweler says best teacher is experience
by Dennis Forsberg
Pharos -Tribune staff writer

Past all the sparkling jewelry in the front part of Fernbaugh's Jewelry Storer sits bench jeweler Brian VanDuyne.
Sitting next to him is fellow bench jeweler Oris McGuire who has worked the same job for 46 years.
While he did complete several classes to learn his trade, VanDuyne said the best teacher is hands-on experience.
"There is so much they can tell you, but you actually have to do it," he said. "It helps to have someone beside you to fix your mistakes."

The jeweler, whose wife, Lori and brother-in-law Derek McGuire, co-own the store, said when he first started he had to learn not to use so much force, to avoid breaking things.

Although every day is different, Van Duyne says he spends most of his time re-sizing rings or "tipping" the prongs that that hold the stones. Since the tips of the prongs wear down, the jeweler adds gold to ensure the stone stays in place.

Whether the ring is newly purchased or an older piece, the jeweler is able to re-size it right in the shop.

When re-sizing, he uses what is called a blank, The blank measures from a size difference of 1/4 to two sizes. How much the ring needs to be re-sized determines which blank to use, he said.

After cutting out the appropriate amount, the ring is bent to form together again and is dipped in a boric acid and solution to prevent the gold from turning black when heated.

Next, VanDuyne welds the new ring together and files down the weld, he said. He then applies a flex staff, which smoothes the ring down and polishes it. Emery paper is used to file away scratches, and an ultra sound knocks out the rouse and removes any dirt.

If the ring is older, VanDuyne prefers to use solder rather than welding.

Each piece of jewelry is different." he said. "You never know what someone else has done with it. You never know what you're working with when it comes to older jewelry."

In addition, he also cleans and checks for loose diamonds on rings, replaces diamonds with bigger ones and anything else that might need to be fixed. The jeweler can also do remounting, if someone gets tired of their ring, he can put a stone in a different setting.

"The majority of repairs are rings because they take the most abuse," he said.

Depending on what type of work is being done, a repair can be completed in anywhere from 10 minutes to a full day.

The jeweler works with mostly gold, but has used platinum also.

His favorite thing to do though is bead setting. This consists of drilling a small hole into the gold and setting a diamond into the hole, he said.

The majority of his day is spent in the back, but if there are not enough people on the floor, both bench jewelers sell the jewelry also.

After 15 years of experience, VanDuyne says he has enjoyed his 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. job but says the hours can add up.

"We are closed on Monday but if work needs to be done we are usually here," he said, "We probably work 60-70 hours a week."

Working on jewelry day after day can leave it's mark, he said. "My fingers are usually black even if they are washed," VanDuyne said. "It takes two weeks of vacation to come out."


February, 2007

FERNBAUGH’S GIVES BACK TO COMMUNITY
VIA MARSHALL COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER

PLYMOUTH, Indiana - Fernbaugh’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry in downtown Plymouth raised $900 during the month of January from watch battery sales, sizing, and repairs of which one hundred percent was donated to Marshall County Neighborhood Center. Owner Brian VanDuyne foresees this donation to become an annual giving each January, “Picking an organization that will benefit from our contribution and use the funds wisely to further their mission.” He continued, “We aligned ourselves to help the Neighborhood Center this year understanding their needs to be great and diverse.”

Marshall County Neighborhood Center has provided goods and services to people in need for twenty-five years - celebrating its silver anniversary in 2007. It averages six hundred clients per month addressing the needs of the underprivileged and working poor in Marshall County. Support programs include clothing, furniture, appliances, household goods, food pantry, and toys. The Center, which is a United Way Agency, offers credit counseling and income tax preparation for more than 120 lower income residents at no charge through volunteer accountants from the University of Notre Dame. Director Jerry McKetis stated, “We interact with Township Trustees, churches, and the other agencies in Marshall County for referrals for clients.” The Center’s obvious short term goal is to assist people in need. But Mr. McKetis said, “Our long-term goal is to help them become self-sufficient and independent.” For further information call (574)936-3388.

In-store posters as well as an advertising campaign made citizens aware of Fernbaugh’s intent. Radio and newspaper ads declared, “It’s Fernbaugh’s time to donate and a way of joining you in giving back to the community.” The theme, “Feeling Generous” is another slogan within their master marketing plan. It can be said that Shelley Heiden - part of their marketing team shared, “It’s not surprising to me that Fernbaugh’s so successfully generated these funds. They are passionate about supporting and thanking the community, that’s just who they are.”

Friendly, welcoming, and stylish, Fernbaugh’s Jewelry specializes in classic and contemporary jewelry, as well as in-house repair and restoration. The family business is owned and operated by Derek McGuire and Brian and Lori VanDuyne who provide pick-up and delivery service on all items. Business hours are Tuesday – Friday 9-6 and Saturday 9-3.

For more information visit fernbaughs.com or call (574) 936-1577 in Plymouth or (547) 753-4827 in Logansport.


November, 2006

JOURNEY JEWELRY AVAILABLE
AT FERNBAUGH’S

LOGANSPORT, Indiana - Fernbaugh’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry introduces Journey Jewelry this holiday season.

The symbolic gift collection, trademarked “With every step love grows” and “For wherever love takes you,” had its national print and television campaign launched just two months ago featuring a couple’s personal story – love is a progression or evolution.

Diamond Trading Company (DTC) spokesperson Lynn Diamond, director of the Diamond Promotion Service said, “We expect it to generate over ten billion dollars in sales, surpassing even the three-stone campaign which has had an annual growth rate of nearly thirty-five percent per year since 2000.”

Specific characteristics of Journey Jewelry include at least four diamonds (and only diamonds) in varying sizes, graduated in placement to represent how love grows over time. At least one of the stones is significantly larger than the others. The hot new style includes pendants, earrings, bracelets, and brooches because these categories lend themselves to graduated-diamond designs. Metal choices range from 10k to 18k with 14k gold, white gold, or two tone being the most popular of all grades combining resiliency with shine. A wide variety of styles and prices accommodates all shoppers.

“It’s important to emphasize that this is not a diamond add-on concept,” said Richard Lennox, director-in-charge of the diamond marketing and advertising group at JWT, DCT’s marketing arm in the United States. “Each jewel is a complete piece where the entire ‘journey’ can be seen at once.” This concept is aimed at diamond jewelry buyers who might acquire a set of Journey earrings first and aspire to purchase a matching bracelet or pendant later.


April, 2006

FERNBAUGH’S JEWELRY
HIRES NEW STAFF MEMBERS

PLYMOUTH, Indiana - Fernbaugh’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, originally based in Logansport with a second location nearing its one year anniversary in Plymouth, has hired two new staff members.

Kris Fawley (left), has been appointed Plymouth’s store manager and Samantha Shafer, (right), as a jewelry consultant, will assist customers with their selections.

Ms. Fawley has an Associate Degree in Business Administration having attended Purdue University and Ancilla College. She is currently enrolled in the Graduate Gemologist Program (GIA). With more than twenty years of customer service experience as well as a background in purchasing and design, “Her previous business wisdom is advantageous for what we need,” states owner Brian VanDuyne.

She will also use her merchandising skills to create enticing and enjoyable displays. A lifetime resident of Marshall County growing up in Argos and currently residing in Bremen, Lake of the Woods, Brian adds, “She brings a spark to the business; people find her so refreshing – she knows no strangers.”

Ms. Shafer, who resides in Plymouth, is a graduate of John Glenn High School and Vogue Beauty College. She too is currently enrolled in the Graduate Gemology Program (GIA) and has attended Jewelry sales training. In addition to helping customers, Sam is responsible for maintaining photographic records of all new merchandise arriving to the store. “We were looking for someone to service a younger demographic group. Samantha has past sales experience in jewelry and apparel,” says owner Lori VanDuyne. “She is a delight and fits our business personality very well.”

Friendly, welcoming, and stylish, Fernbaugh’s Jewelry specializes in classic and contemporary jewelry, as well as in-house repair and restoration. The family business is owned and operated by Derek McGuire and Brian and Lori VanDuyne who provide pick-up and delivery service on all items. The Plymouth location, already a community gem, is located at 206 North Michigan Street and the long-time Logansport location is 416 East Broadway. Hours are Tuesday – Friday 9-6 and Saturday 9–3.

For more information visit fernbaughs.com or call (547) 936-1577 in Plymouth or (574) 753-4827 in Logansport.


February, 2006

Fernbaugh's Diamonds & Fine Jewelry
Will Open a New Plymouth Location

PLYMOUTH, Indiana - Fernbaugh’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, based in Logansport, will be opening a new location at 206 North Michigan Street in Plymouth, Indiana, on February 8, 2006. The Grand Opening celebration, open to the public, will include a ribbon-cutting by the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, refreshments, and special discounts on selected items. The family business is owned and operated by Derek McGuire and Brian and Lori VanDuyne, who are delighted to be part of a dynamic and growing community such as Plymouth. They are anticipating a positive response to the sleek interior design of their store, which has been completely remodeled.

Fernbaugh’s Jewelry specializes in classic and contemporary jewelry, as well as in-house repair and restoration. They also provide pick-up and delivery service on all items, whether the customer is at home or at work. “We know people are busy,” says Lori VanDuyne. “We want to meet all of our customers’ needs.”


 
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