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Furry Friends

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Boomer, the Cockatiel, from Jewel Creations, Inc

Introducing Boomer, the 2nd Feathered Friend to be featured in our Furry Friends. Boomer is a 2-year-old Cockatiel that works with Kathy Kinev at Jewel Creations, Inc in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to being an award winning jeweler, Kathy raises birds as a hobby. Here Boomer is observing Kathy’s technique on the laser welder. Kathy says he likes to watch her work. Cockatiels sometimes live upward of 25 years, so Kathy’s QC department should be in good hands for quite some time.


Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Stella from Mitchell Swerdlow, Inc.

This beautiful German Shepherd is named Stella. Three year old Stella works at Mitchell Swerdlow, Inc. in Miami, Florida, alongside her human Jeff and his step brother Mitch. As part of her training she works on Fridays at the wholesale office for buying and selling estate jewelry. She also trains on the obstacle course, at obedience school and does protective training. She will bite on command, so don’t pull any shenanigans if you visit Mitchell Swerdlow, Inc.

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Opal from Banks Jewelers

Say hello to Opal the store greeter and child sitter at Banks Jewelers in Burnsville, North Carolina.   Opal is a Shih Poo - a mix between a Shih Tzu and a Poodle.  She has worked with her human Tina Sink at the store for over 11 years - since she was 12 weeks old. Opal loves to sit with kids when they are getting their ears pierced. She tries to calm their nerves. Her best bud is the UPS man who gives her a treat and a tummy rub every day.

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Sophie and Stella Ondreas Custom Jewelry

Let us introduce to you two beautiful little girls, Sophie and Stella. These sweet pups go to work with their mom, Sandra Ondreas, at Ondreas Custom Jewelry in Port Lavaca, Texas. Sophie and Stella love to greet Ondreas’ customers every day. Sandra says it’s not unusual for customers to come in just to play with the friendly girls.

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Caesar from Young Jewelers

Here’s looking at you Caesar! Caesar, a Shih Tzu, is the greeter at Mark A. Young Jewelers in Oxford, Michigan. He works with his human Mark Young, owner of the store. Mark A. Young Jewelers is a dog friendly store. Whenever Caesar can’t make it to work another employee or two will step up and bring their dog. Furry Friends on the premises make the store more warm and welcoming. The store creates beautiful custom pieces for your loved ones - including your Furry Friends.

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Sunshine from Mark’s Diamond Jewelry

Ain’t no Sunshine when she’s gone. Customers are always disappointed if they enter Mark’s Diamond Jewelry in Crossett, Arkansas and Sunshine is not there. Sunshine, the lovable Boxer of Vicki & Mark Trammell, is the official door greeter at Mark’s. Sometimes called Tator, Sunshine loves fries and chicken nuggets. She greets visitors with big kisses and enjoys hanging out in a chair in the front of the store. She inspires Mark and Vicki in their endeavor to create original custom pieces of jewelry. She has been known to nap on the job, usually beside Mark, while he works on the bench.

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Buddy, our very first Feathered Friend, from Your Jeweler

Meet Buddy, our very first Feathered Friend on the Job. Buddy is an 18-year-old African Grey Parrot that works with his human Rob Bisching at Your Jeweler in Carterville, Illinois. Buddy greets customers with a “Hello” or “Good Morning” when they enter Your Jeweler. New customers are often left wondering, “Who said that?” Buddy likes grapes and peanuts and is not shy about asking for them. He has manners - after receiving his treats he responds with, “Thank you, that’s good.” When customers leave he may chime in with, “see you later.” Buddy has yet to pick up any jewelry terms, but African Grey Parrots can live up to 50 years so he has plenty of time to work on that.

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