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Furry Friends

Furry friends on the job: Meet Bertie of Stone Group Labs

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Say hello to Bertie, the very first rabbit to be featured in our Furry Friends. Bertie works for Bear Williams, President of Stone Group Labs in Jefferson City, Missouri. Bertie is the Lab Supervisor, aka Labbit. Bear says Bertie is the go to guy for tough questions and is a good friend of John Koivula, chief research gemologist at GIA. As if that’s not enough, Bertie also serves as the company’s night watchman. Makes sense as he lives full time at the facility.


Furry friends on the job: Meet Chloe of Greenway Plaza Jewelers

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Introducing Chloe! Chloe was a rescue dog from Hurricane Katrina. It is estimated Katrina left over 250,000 pets to fend for themselves. Chloe was one of the lucky ones that was rescued and transported to Houston, Texas. That’s where she was adopted by Marc Foster, owner of Greenway Plaza Jewelers in Houston. Well done, Marc. Here she’s pictured after a long day of meeting and greeting customers and friends at the store.

Furry friends on the job: Meet Bisbee of Spectrum Fine Jewelry

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Say hello to Bisbee. Bisbee is a mini-Australian Shepherd that has been going to work with Star Sosa, owner and award winning designer at Spectrum Fine Jewelry, since he was 8 weeks old. “He grew up under my desk,” says Star. The clients love him and he’s great with kids. Bisbee has a special bond with the store’s goldsmith, Mike. - a bond that can only be built by regularly sharing a Chick-fil-A breakfast.

Furry friends on the job: Meet Stetson Drake of Touch of Silver, Gold and Old

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Say hello to Stetson Drake. Stetson rescued his owners 7 1/2 years ago. He has a customer following and furry friends who visit with him at Touch of Silver, Gold and Old in Nashville, Indiana. He is known for his friendly personality and outfits for all occasions. Touch of Silver, Gold and Old is open 7 days a week, so Stetson is one hard working hound.

Furry friends on the job: Meet O’Malley of Julez Bryant Studio

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Say hello to O’Malley. O’Malley is a 1 1/2 –year-old Goldendoodle. Last year she became a permanent member of the team at Julez Bryant Studio in Carlsbad, California. She works alongside her humans, Jason and Julez at Julez Bryant as the company mascot, greeter and model. Here she is happily modeling her 18K Julez Bryant Dog Tags (also available for humans). O’Malley loves her job, especially greeting the customers, and asks only for belly scratches as compensation.

Furry friends on the job: Sapphie of Spratford Fine Jewelry

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This little bundle of cuteness is Sapphie - short for Sapphire, of course. Sapphie is a Chorkie, which is a Chihuahua/Yorkshire Terrier mix. Chorkies, believed to be originally bred in the early 1990s, are described by PetGuide.com as, "without a doubt one of the cutest breeds of designer dogs available." I can’t argue with that. Sapphie goes to work with Robert Spratford at Spratford Fine Jewelry in Overland Park, Kansas 6 days a week.

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