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National Jeweler Announces 2022 Retailer Hall of Fame Recipients

The publication inducts six seasoned jewelry retailers in the Class of 2022.




(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — National Jeweler, the publication that has been delivering industry news since 1906, has inducted six seasoned jewelry retailers into its Retailer Hall of Fame. The 2022 inductees are Christina Gandia Gambale and Jennifer Gandia of Greenwich St. Jewelers, Paul Schneider and Lauren Eulau of Twist, and Harvey and Maddy Rovinsky of Bernie Robbins Jewelers.

National Jeweler will be releasing the digital version of the Retailer Hall of Fame magazine and mailing the print edition in mid-October.

“The six jewelers making up the Class of 2022 are all seasoned professionals that each bring something distinct to the area of retail. The Retailer Hall of Fame issue will enable readers to take a deeper look into their businesses and learn how they have become leaders in their field,” said National Jeweler Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff.

The publication’s 2022 inductees include:

Single-Store Independent

Christina Gandia Gambale and Jennifer Gandia of Greenwich St. Jewelers

Christina Gandia Gambale and Jennifer Gandia of Greenwich St. Jewelers

Christina Gandia Gambale and Jennifer Gandia have always believed in the power of jewelry. As children born to parents who founded the original Greenwich St. Jewelers back in 1976, the co-owners have used their lifelong passion for adornment to lead and evolve the beloved family brand. Together, they have made G.St a prominent destination for visionary jewelry designers and discerning clients looking to invest in fresh, exciting designs with a distinctive point of view. Since they began their shared leadership 14 years ago, Greenwich St. Jewelers has experienced exponential growth including the opening of a new location in New York’s TriBeCa neighborhood.

Paul Schneider and Lauren Eulau of Twist"

Paul Schneider and Lauren Eulau of Twist”

Paul Schneider and Lauren Eulau took an unconventional route to the jewelry industry. Both craftspeople in Eugene Oregon in the mid ‘70s; their first business was a co-op of artists selling their own work. The business evolved over the decades to become a nationally recognized market for designer jewelry representing over 100 jewelers with stores in Portland, Oregon and Seattle as well as a robust web business at Twist was the 2020 recipient of the GEM Award for Retail Excellence.

Multi-Store Independent

Harvey and Maddy Rovinsky of Bernie Robbins Jewelers

Harvey and Maddy Rovinsky of Bernie Robbins Jewelers

Bernie Robbins was established in 1962 by Bernie and Lorraine Rosenburg. Then an appliance store, it was in 1966 that Harvey Rovinsky joined his future parents-in-law at the store. Harvey married Maddy and together they helped steward the company through a series of incarnations. In 1992 they transformed Bernie Robbins Jewelers, now with five multiple locations in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Harvey and Maddy’s leadership has ensured Bernie Robbins provides unparalleled expertise and an exceptional customer shopping experience in a warm, comfortable atmosphere where it’s not uncommon to see Maddy and Harvey’s granddaughters. After all, it is a family business.

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