Meet The Staff
Gail E. Kowalski
Designer, Gold/Platinum smith
Gail may greet you or you may see her at her studio "bench" creating her beautiful designs. She loves to help customers try on pieces to discover the best colors and styles for them, and is always ready to fit a piece, or create a piece just for you! To read about her career, click here.
David is a GIA trained Gemologist and Appraiser. Appraisals include two professional documents, one for you and one for your insurance company. We recommend calling ahead before bringing items to be appraised so David can be present when they are checked in. Oh yes, David is also Gail's husband!
Eric spends most of his time in the design studio adjacent to the shop showrooms as Gail's right-hand bench assistant. Together they take jewelry design from inspiration, gem selection, metal and design particulars, preparation of gem crowns for setting, metal-torching, and eventually polishing, cleaning, and careful inspection. Occasionally you will see Eric in the showrooms ringing up a sale, or explaining the particulars of a gemstone or a repair to a customer.
Master Stone-Cutter, Gold/Platinum smith, Designer
Randy consistently dazzles customers with his exquisite stonecutting. He works in colored gemstones, and is known for the unparalleled brilliance and beauty of his cuts, many designed and developed by him. He lives in the mountains of West Virginia where he first discovered his fascination with mineralogy. An accomplished designer and metalsmith, Randy often can be seen in the shop working with Gail and Eric as they create beautiful jewelry.
Sales and Marketing Consultant
Barbara may be the one to greet you and to show you around. She enjoys assisting customers with their questions and as they try pieces on as they view the hundreds of items in the shop. Have a question about a Vahan piece you saw online? She can go online so you can shop what Vahan has on their website in addition to what we have in-house!
Comptroller, Accounts Receivable, Inventory Controller,
Showcase Display Designer, Sales Associate
Joan is the person to compliment on the beautiful showcase displays we have. She may also be the one to greet you and assist you as you shop. She is well versed in all inventory particulars.
Fourthly, she is our dollars and sense expert and handles accounts receivable questions.
Marketing, Social Media and Website
Bringing over 25 years of experience in Communications, Television and Media to Jewelry by Gail, Mark works in Marketing behind the scenes on ads, the website, and Social Media. When you visit the shop he'll likely be the one with the camera!