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Jeweler Reflects on His Work With Mother Teresa

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“She had this sparkle in her eye and she was so alive.”

Jewelers often run into prominent people, but Rick Harvey has a story to top most. He recently told KTVB-TV of the time he worked with Mother Teresa, who was declared a saint by Pope Francis on Sept. 4. Today Harvey operates Artsmith’s Jewelry in Boise, ID, where he specializes in custom-designed pieces. But 22 years ago, he had the opportunity to travel with just over a dozen people to Calcutta and spend eight days “working in halfway houses and orphanages,” according to KTVB. Harvey says of Mother Teresa: “She had this sparkle in her eye and she was so alive.”

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