Charlene Rees is a Graduate Gemologist with over 50 years experience in the jewelry business. Charlene holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts and Masters of Art and received her gemological certification in 1982. Throughout her career, Charlene and Bert worked side by side in their home studio, with Bert doing design work and repair and Charlene doing appraisals. In March 2014, she relocated Rees Jewelry from a small office space to historic downtown Nacogdoches. From the beginning, Rees Jewelry has been a family owned business. Today, Chay Rees Runnels assists her mom with social media and marketing when she isn't working at SFA in the School of Human Sciences.
In House Jeweler Joshua Rasmussen is a born and raised Nacogdochian with a love of building and design that began with Legos and Lincoln Logs. He attended SFA at the bright age of sixteen where he studied jewelry. Although young, Joshua is a talented jeweler who cares about each and every piece entrusted to him.
Melanie grew up in east Texas but is new to Nacogdoches. She is taking classes through the Diamond Council of America and is learning about watches. She says that she loves the reward of a happy customer!
Piper Adkins has lived in Nacogdoches for over 10 years. She is certified by the Diamond Council of America in jewelry sales and diamonds. Her favorite gemstone is tanzanite.
Beulah is the official store greeter for Rees Jewelry. She always has a ready smile and sniff for our customers. Beulah has overcome paralysis in her back legs and loves nothing more than being at the store to say hello. She also really loves tacos and belly rubs.