GLENS FALLS, New York; – Northeastern Fine Jewelry today welcomed the community to celebrate the grand opening of its new store in downtown Glens Falls with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony.
New York State Senator Betty Little joined Northeastern Fine Jewelry owner Val Bleser, Vice President Gregg Kelly and officials from the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce to officially open the doors to the 2,500-square-foot store, located at 167 Glen Street in the building formerly occupied by Scoville Jewelers.
The Glens Falls store marks the third greater Capital Region location for Northeastern Fine Jewelry, which also maintains storefronts on Western Avenue in Albany and Union Street in Schenectady.
“We are excited to expand our upstate presence with this new location in Glens Falls while maintaining the tradition of a family-owned jeweler in the downtown community,” said Ray Bleser, owner and founder of Northeastern Fine Jewelry. “We look forward to meeting the community and being a part of those special life milestones and memories for local residents.”
The celebration will continue with a preview party and reception open to the public this evening from 5 to 7 p.m. The first 100 guests will each receive a $25 gift card to Northeastern Fine Jewelry.
The preview party will also feature a special appearance by Jonathan Goldsmith, who for ten years portrayed “The Most Interesting Man in the World” in the popular marketing campaign for Dos Equis. Additionally, guests will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.
The Glens Falls store will offer a wide variety of premier jewelry brands, including Hearts on Fire, Forevermark, Charles Krypell, Tacori, Simon G, Michele, and Phillips House, amongst others.
Additionally, Northeastern Fine Jewelry will serve as the exclusive retailer within New York of CS DESIGNS, original jewelry designed by Chris Scoville and former owner of M.C. Scoville Jewelers, Inc. All customers with Scoville Diamond Warranties will continue to receive complimentary cleanings and inspections at Northeastern Fine Jewelry.
Noah Illinski will serve as manager of the Glens Falls location, a role responsible for oversight of the store’s sales, support and five staff members. Illinski, who has served as a store manager with Northeastern Fine Jewelry since 2015, has more than a decade of high-end customer service retail experience, and previously served as assistant general manager at Giorgio Armani. He holds credentials from the American Gem Society and a master’s certificate from Omega Watch Group.
Northeastern Fine Jewelry has also appointed Jennifer Carusone to the position of sales associate at the Glens Falls store. A native of South Glens Falls, Carusone previously worked for Scoville Jewelers and has a decade of experience in the jewelry business. She has been recognized for outstanding service on numerous occasions by Hearts on Fire, a leading global designer of luxury-branded diamonds and diamond jewelry.
The new Glens Falls location will be open six days a week, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
Founded by Bleser in 1980, Northeastern Fine Jewelry began as the Northeastern Coin Gallery with 1,200 square feet of showroom space on Upper Union Street in Schenectady. Five years later, Bleser turned his focus to fine jewelry and rebranded the business to its current incarnation.
For more information about Northeastern Fine Jewelry, visit www.nefj.com.
About Northeastern Fine Jewelry
Northeastern Fine Jewelry is the largest independently owned jeweler in the Capital Region. Northeastern Fine Jewelry is recognized as one of the Leading Jewelers of the World® and in 2006-2012 was voted “Best Jeweler” of the Capital Region due to its reputation for quality jewelry and customer service as well as its charitable and civic involvement. For more information about Northeastern Fine Jewelry, visit its website www.nefj.com or call 518-372-3604.