You may not know Buddy or his jewelry stores in North Carolina but one thing's for sure, you can't miss his car. With big diamond magnets strewn all over it, along with the logo for his most recent promotion, no one can miss Buddy's car - and that's exactly the point.
In the small, sleepy seaside town of New Bern, North Carolina lives a ‘gem' of a jewelry store. With 4400 square feet of store, more ‘bling' that you can blink an eye at, and a reputation for going beyond (think way beyond) what their customers expect, Hearne's Fine Jewelry has become a city tradition. As a second generation family-owned business, Hearne's proudly serves second and third generation customers; blurring the line between business and friendship. Hearne's is the epitome of a small-town business done in a big way.
Robert Smith is a persistent man. He isn't easily deterred and he insists on doing things the right way, which usually takes a little time. Two years ago his persistence paid off when he introduced his patented interchangeable jewelry line called Kameleon. A "never before heard of" product, Kameleon jewelry allows owners to change center stones in a variety of jewelry settings as often as they change their moods.
Tom Young and Bob Glenn have been in business together for 35 years. They have weathered numerous economic downturns, a major change of direction for their business and, yet, have remained solidified in their vision for their company. In a time when few things last as long, Young and Glenn have proven that collaboration, integrity and vision are integral to long-term business success.