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Faye’s Diamond Mine celebrates 25 years

Faye’s Diamond Mine is celebrating 25 years as the Master IJO Jeweler in Clinton, Ark.

Owner Faye Rodgers first opened the store in 1988 and over the years has received a large number of prestigious awards for business, service, and design. Her daughter, store manager Lori Blagg, is one of only 14 Master Graduate Gemologist Appraisers in the nation and has been with Faye’s since 1989.

From its original 400-square-foot location, Faye’s has since expanded to a 2,500-square-foot showroom of jewelry and gifts, and an in-house bench repair center.

Rodgers and her staff are proud of the many achievements in 25 years as a Master IJO Jeweler, a status consistent with the highest standards of products and service in the jewelry industry. Their accolades include “Best Family Diamond Store” and the coveted “Superlative Design & Innovation Award” — both national recognitions. Most recently, Faye’s was awarded the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Business of the Year” Award in acknowledgment of its long-standing role in the Clinton business community.

Friend and former Mayor Don Richardson called Rodgers his “entrepreneurial hero” as he presented the award at the Chamber’s annual banquet in March.

Faye’s Diamond Mine specializes in fine diamonds and a variety of fine jewelry items. They also offer services such as jewelry repair by a certified bench jeweler and custom jewelry design, as well as a full-complement bridal and gift department.

The year’s anniversary celebrations will culminate in a grand “Half-Off Half the Store” Sale, a three-day event Sept. 19-21. Keep up-to-date with the latest news and events from Faye’s Diamond Mine at

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