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Reinhold, Betteridge, Wixon Named to National Jeweler Retailer Hall of Fame February 27, 2021 (1 comment)


New York, NY--National Jeweler has announced the 2021 inductees to its Retailer Hall of Fame.

This recipients of this year's honors are all established, better-level, independent fine jewelry stores.

In the category of Multi-Store Independent, Marie Helene Reinhold, owner of Reinhold Jewelers, with five stores in Puerto Rico, was named to the Hall of Fame, along with Terry Betteridge, CEO of Betteridge Jewelers, with stores in Connecticut, Florida and Colorado. 

In the category of Single-Store Independent, Dan and Hope Wixon, owners of Wixon Jewelers in Minneapolis, MN were also inducted this year.

All four retailers are shown above, clockwise left to right.

“The four jewelers who comprise the Class of 2021 have found success in distinct facets of the business. We look forward to profiling each of them in this year’s [July] Retailer Hall of Fame issue,” said National Jeweler Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff.

The publication first introduced the Retailer Hall of Fame in 1989, launched by then Sales Manager Howard Hauben and Editor-In-Chief S. Lynn Diamond.

Details below about each jeweler were provided in a release from Jewelers of America, which publishes National Jeweler.

Marie Helene Reinhold

Marie Helene Reinhold forged her path in the jewelry industry by finding and nurturing artists, some of whom have become icons in the business. Her passion for cultivating talent and building relationships with artists and luxury brands has made Reinhold Jewelers a name to be reckoned with in the industry for more than 35 years. Reinhold operates a total of five stores across Puerto Rico, and she has racked up her share of accolades over the course of her 30-plus years in the industry. The Women’s Jewelry Association named Reinhold Jewelers “Retailer of the Year” in 2003, while Reinhold herself received the Couture Human Spirit Award in 2010 and the Gem Award for Lifetime Achievement from Jewelers of America in 2014, among others.

Terry Betteridge

Terry Betteridge is the CEO of Betteridge Jewelers with stores in Connecticut, Florida and Colorado. Terry is a fifth-generation jeweler with roots dating back to jewelers and silversmiths of the 1700’s in Birmingham, England.

In the mid-‘70s, while working as a fishing and bow hunting guide, Terry’s father, Bert had a heart attack and asked Terry to step into the role. Three years later, Terry took over as Chief Executive Officer of the company. With over thirty years of experience running Betteridge, Terry is an internationally recognized leader in the high-end luxury, retail space.

Dan and Hope Wixon

Dan and Hope Wixon are the owners of Wixon Jewelers in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington, Minnesota. Dan worked as an antique and estate buyer after serving as a U.S. Army medic in the Vietnam War, and eventually narrowed his focus to jewelry. He started his own business out of a small office space before relocating to Wixon Jewelers’ current home. Dan convinced his wife, Hope, to join the jewelry industry instead of pursuing a law degree, and she’s been an integral part of the business ever since. Over 30 years, the Wixons have built a retail jewelry business with a solid, loyal clientele, always operating with a singular philosophy that change is good.

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Congratulation Mrs. and Mr. Wixon. And all the best for the coming years.
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By Juergen Schuetz on Feb 27th, 2021 at 4:32pm

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