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Sanity Files: Jan Forrester



The Sanity Files: Jan Forrester

How top jewelers keep their cool in a crazy world

Published in the February 2013 issue

JD Designs, Houston, TX
Jan Forrester, owner of JD Designs, has been in the jewelry industry for over 30 years in Houston. “I was a road rep for a while … joined a couple of family firms (including my own family’s) … have had my own store for 11 years … wouldn’t want to do anything else. In what other industry can your clients so quickly become good friends?”



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