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Seth Shipley started in the jewelry industry in 1986 in Alabama after serving in the US Air Force. He bought his first jewelry store in 1987, sold it in 1989 and moved back to Maryland, where he put his jeweler’s bench in his parent’s basement. Asked by friends and family that he grew up with to make and repair jewelry he found the need to incorporate.
In the early 1990’s, he opened a store on Main Street in Hampstead and incorporated as Jewelers Bench Inc. In 1998 he purchased a building just up the street on Main Street. In 1999 he opened up his doors in the recently renovated building and it is the same building that the store operates from today. In 2003 we changed our name to Shipley’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry but kept the same Corporation. In 2010 we became members of the Independent Jewelers Organization.
In early 2016, we opened our arms to longtime customers and friends, Glenn and Lisa Anderson as partners in our business. Lisa earned her undergraduate degree from Western Maryland College and her MBA from Mount Saint Mary’s University and recently retired from the US Army as a Lieutenant Colonel. Lisa brings much experience and knowledge in human resources and business. Glenn is originally from Westminster, MD and a graduate of Western Maryland College (McDaniel). He is currently serving as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army. We look forward to growing our business and our friendship together.
At Shipley’s Fine Jewelry we have created a company that supports our team members and we feel that is key to having a successful business. What sets up apart from other companies is our personal and company values. If we take great care of our team, they will in turn take great care of our customers. We strive to educate, nurture and engage our staff to ensure they are growing and gaining necessary knowledge to perform necessary job tasks and are able service our client base to the best of their ability. We strive for a positive, warm and energetic work environment in order to retain our staff and have minimal turnover. We surround ourselves with kind and caring individuals that will ultimately enjoy working here and want a rewarding career. Our staff are greatly valued and their voices can be heard as we are a cohesive team. We are always looking to better our company and are growing in positive ways. It is important to us that our staff takes pride in their job and is proud to work for our company and for you.
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