• New Stephens Jewelry owner has lengthy experience
By Wayne Parham

Michelle Ashmore, right, is the new owner of Stephens Jewelry & Gifts in Thomson. Ronnie Ingram, who worked for the previous owner, will still be at the store handling repairs. Photo by Wayne Parham.

Stephens Jewelry & Gifts is under new ownership. However, that new owner has 28 years of experience in the jewelry business and knows how to take care of customers.
Michelle Ashmore purchased the store from Marie Stephens Nov. 30 and took over Dec. 1.
A year ago, Ashmore was began talking with her boyfriend about how she would like to own a jewelry store. Little did she know that talk of possibly selling the store was being tossed around in the Stephens’ household.

To read more on this story, see the Sun., Jan. 27, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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