Meet the Manufacturers

In the jewelry industry, supplier-retailer relationships take many forms. Some are little more than a voice on the phone or a face across the counter of a tradeshow booth, someone with whom you do business but have little personal interaction. Others start out that way but grow into genuine friendships. And more than a few of these friendships are next-generation continuations of the relationships that one's parents, or even grandparents, began. For 140 years, JCK and its forebears have been woven into the fabric of our industry. As part of our anniversary year, we celebrate the rich personal history of our industry by bringing you a more intimate look at some of your peers and a glimpse of who they are beyond the counter. Torry Hoover, President, Hoover & Strong, Richmond, Va. How I met my wife I met my wife at 17, at a high school play. She was dating one of my friends. Fortu

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