About Touchstone Jewelers
Over time the word “touchstone” has come to be used as a term to denote a standard, a measure of excellence.
Touchstone Jewelers was founded in 1987 with the intent of becoming the jewelry store by which all other jewelers are measured, hence the name “Touchstone”.
When original owners Mark Welsh and Sharon McAlmond retired in 2016, longtime friend, employee, and Gemologist Dennis Schoeneberg realized the need for the Touchstone legacy of offering exceptional customer service and quality jewelry at the best possible price to continue in the TriCities.
It was our mission in 1987 and it is still our mission today to bring the TriCities the very best in quality, price, and service.
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Originally from Vietnam, Thien has designed jewelry for over 30 years, 20 of those in the Tri-Cities. He works with our other designers to develop unique pieces for our customers. He often uses a wax casting method to create his designs and works in various types of metals including gold, silver and platinum.
General Manager, Diamonds and Diamond Grading (GIA) Certification
Brandi entered the jewelry business as a teenager employed at a family friend’s jewelry store in Higgins Lake, Michigan in 1996. She attended Northern Michigan University. She has completed GIA (Gemology) coursework in diamonds, diamond grading and colored stones. With her many years of experience in the industry she is able to help customers know their jewelry. She has lived in the Tri-Cities and worked for Touchstone Jewelers since 2009.
Assistant Manager, Applied Jewelry Professional (GIA), Registered Jeweler (AGS)
Theresa has been in the jewelry business since 1992. She has worked for other jewelry stores in management and joined Touchstone Jewelers in February 2017. She is a Registered Jeweler through the American Gem Society (AGS) and has a Marketing degree from the University of West Florida. Theresa assisted her parents in the restaurant business for numerous years but is now doing GIA (Gemology) course work in diamonds and colored stones. Theresa loves working with bridal customers and enjoys watching couples grow in their relationships.
Hayley was born into the jewelry business and has been in the Tri-Cities area most of her life. Her father Mark Welsh, founder and former owner of Touchstone Jewelers, helped her get a start in the jewelry business helping out at an early age. Starting as a Full Time employee with Touchstone Jewelers in 2011, she loves working with clients finding their perfect piece of jewelry! She is currently doing GIA course work to become certified in Diamonds and Colored Stones.
Riley was born and spent her early childhood in Denver, CO. She relocated to the Tri-Cities in 2011 where she finished middle school and attended Hanford High School. She loves fashion and jewelry and looks forward to a long career in jewelry sales. Riley is the newest member of the team joining in February 2019. She is working on GIA coursework to become certified in Diamonds and Colored Stones.