Our family store has been in business for over 32 years, but we’ve been on quite a journey since 2011. That’s when my wife Helen and I decided we were going to get serious about addressing the matter of foreign diamond certifications. We felt it was a threat to the legitimacy of our entire industry, and it was certainly making it impossible for us compete on a level playing field. We decided to purchase a diamond from a local competitor, Genesis Diamonds, and so began the journey. Little did we know that the events to follow would have powerful and far-reaching implications in the diamond industry, both nationally and internationally.

I decided to start this blog as a vehicle to share my thoughts about our industry, and the issues that affect it. Since 1983, I’ve traveled from New York to Hong Kong, Bangkok, London and Mumbai (Bombay) as a senior executive for three of the largest diamond corporations in the world. This, in addition to being the 2nd generation owner of an independent, family-owned jewelry store has given me great insight into the diamond industry from the highest levels to the grass roots. Over the upcoming weeks, months, and hopefully years, I will begin to share my thoughts and experiences for those who care to hear.

I thought the best place to start would be by sharing one of the current radio ads we’re airing here in the Nashville market…

One Response to “BOB’S CORNER”

  1. John Walker November 16, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    Thanks for taking a stand for integrity in the diamond business!
    How can I subscribe to your blog?