JA in the News
June 6, 2023
New York, NY – National Jeweler, the publication that has been delivering industry news since 1906, has announced the induction of four leading jewelry retailers into its Retailer Hall of Fame. The 2023 inductees are Holly Wesche, Wesche Jewelers; Ingrid and Stan Razny, Razny Jewelers; and Candy Udell of London Jewelers.

National Jeweler will be releasing the digital version of the Retailer Hall of Fame magazine and mailing the print edition in mid-October.

“We are so excited to induct Holly, Ingrid and Stan, and Candy into the National Jeweler Retailer Hall of Fame. They’ve dedicated their careers to the jewelry industry and we cannot wait to share their stories in the 2023 Retailer Hall of Fame issue, which will be out in October,” said National Jeweler Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff.

The publication’s 2023 inductees include:
Single-Store Independent
Holly Wesche, Wesche Jewelers

Holly’s family opened Wesche Jewelers 40 years ago. Under her leadership, it’s grown into one of the largest independent jewelry stores in Florida. She is a Past President of the Florida Jewelers Association, immediate past Chair of Jewelers of America’s Board of Directors, and has served on the Board of the Leading Jewelers of the World and has been a Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce Board Member for over 10 years.

Multi-Store Independent
Ingrid and Stan Razny, Razny Jewelers
Stan and Ingrid Razny are the husband-and-wife team behind Razny Jewelers. The family-owned Chicago area jewelry store has been around for more than 70 years, employing three generations. They are proud to be the only Official Patek Philippe jeweler in Illinois and offer collections from more world-renowned Swiss timepiece brands, including Rolex, Cartier, and Breitling. The Razny family has carefully filled their showrooms with ethically-sourced natural diamonds, loose gems, and breathtaking jewelry. Stan and Ingrid have overseen the store’s expansion from one location to four. They’re joined in the family business by their three children.

Multi-Store Independent
Candy Udell of London Jewelers

Candy Udell is the President of London Jewelers. She joined the company in 1973 and together with her husband Mark, they transformed the family business and formed relationships with global luxury brands like Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier and Bvlgari. Candy’s talent for design and marketing has been a driving force behind London Jewelers’ expansion from one storefront today’s ever-growing family of boutiques across Long Island, Manhattan and New Jersey.

For more information on the National Jeweler, the Retailer Hall of Fame or to subscribe to the daily newsletter, visit www.nationaljeweler.com.

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