In this video podcast episode, we have the pleasure of featuring a special guest who has been in the industry for over 20 years—Chuck Koehler of Anthony Jewelers. This is a new Pearls of Wisdom segment called Chatting with Chuck.
Chuck is a renowned writer for Southern Jewelry News and Mid-America Jewelry News. He has an associate degree in applied science in jewelry technology and gemological certification under his belt. Talk about multi-talented!
Chuck spills the beans on how he juggles running a jewelry shop while working in the entertainment business. He shares how he ended up owning Anthony Jewelers through a chance encounter and a deal that was sealed on the spot. Plus, he reveals the juicy details on why the store is still named after Anthony, even though he’s not the original owner.
But wait, there’s more! Chuck’s also a regular writer for Southern Jewelry News, even though he doesn’t consider himself a wordsmith. He just took the plunge, and the rest is history. It’s like writing Christian music, he says—each song has to be different but about the same thing.
We also touch on the importance of recognizing the people who work behind the scenes in the jewelry industry. Chuck emphasizes the value of putting a face and a voice to the people we interact with regularly, even if it’s just over the phone or via email.
His willingness to share his experience makes for an informative and entertaining conversation. His passion for the industry is indeed infectious, so tune in and be prepared to be inspired by Chuck’s journey, only here at the Pearls of Wisdom podcast.