Susan began working at the Jewelry Emporium in 1979 and purchased the store in 1990. Along with a passion for fine jewelry, she enjoys gardening, entertaining friends and family and traveling. Through the years, Susan has helped many organizations which help the community such as her active support of the Fort Collins Cat Rescue and Larimer Humane Society. Susan and her husband Rich currently have a large “feline family.”
Cindy moved to Colorado in 1989, and has lived in both Loveland and Fort Collins. She and her husband, Danny, have been married since 1996. They have three married adult children and seven grandchildren. Together they enjoy country music concerts and spending as much time as they can camping during the summer months. Cindy has been with the Jewelry Emporium since 1996 as office manager.
Melissa moved to Colorado from Oregon in 1996. She comes to us from the Automotive Industry and is thrilled to join the Jewelry Emporium team. In her spare time, she loves to cook, spend time with her family, and travel. She is excited to share her passion for jewelry.
Melinda Handgen is our in-house gemologist appraiser. She has earned a Graduate Gemologist diploma from GIA, the most respected and recognized gemology school in America. She has also received the Registered Gemologist Appraiser designation from the Insurance Institute of Jewelry Appraising. Medinda is pursuing further education through the Appraiser International Society’s Gem and Jewelry Valuer program. She is a member of NAJA, the National Association of Jewelery Appraising.
Melinda has lived in Colorado since 1989. She loves traveling, reading, and working on creative projects at home.