Jeweler Shows Commitment to City and Customers



In a down-and-out downtown, the 83-year-old Mills Jewelers emerges as a diamond in the rough1. What has been your most memorable sale?It actually hasn’t happened yet, but will. I’m halfway through a custom engagement ring project with a young soldier serving in Afghanistan. On the recommendation of some friends, the soldier contacted me by email. He’ll be returning in January. After shipping the engagement ring to him, I’ll be meeting him at the airport to capture the marriage proposal on video. This sale has been special for me in part because I’ve been able to help a serviceman. But this proposal reminds me of how incredibly personal the custom jewelry process can be. I’ve learned about this young man, the woman he loves, and his dedication to serving our country—all from an active war zone.2. What nightmare scenario did you turn around to save the day?It was actually a s
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