This week, DBI dishes on Wink's with Jerry Miller.
Q: So how about you start off by telling me a bit about yourself!
Jerry: I got a job in a Jewelry Store at 14 years old and worked there through high school. Came to Brookings and got a job at Winks Jewelry in 1969 till graduation, went to work for 5 years full time in a fine jewelry store. I came back to Winks Fine Jewelry and bought part of Winks in 1978 and the rest in 1981.
Q: How long have you owned Wink’s?
Jerry: 34 Years. Holy cow, I am old!
Q: What led you to this opportunity?
Jerry: I LOVED Brookings and Mr. Winkelman called to see if I was interested.
Q: What can people expect to find at Wink’s?
Jerry: Only the finest quality jewelry with a fantastic Repair shop to back it up.
Q: Is there a part of your job that you enjoy the most?
Jerry: No. I love helping young couples pick the perfect diamond for getting married and starting their lives together. I love all the Anniversary gifts, Birthday gifts, Christmas Gifts, and just because gifts for all ages of people for the love of their lives. I also love the buying process at markets, and hand picking each diamond in Antwerp, Belgium.
Q: Do you have a favorite experience or story about someone coming in to find a special item?
Jerry: Way too many to list. All of them are special. I love the process of designing something special for every customer.
Q: Any special deals going on?
Jerry: As a Registered Jeweler in the American Gem Society, on-going sales are not permitted, But we always have the best value for the dollars at Winks Fine Jewelry.
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