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Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 892-3841 click to call

Our Staff at Harris Jewelers

Karen Fitzpatrick

Certified Gemologist Appraiser (AGS)

I'm Karen Fitzpatrick and I'm co-owner of Harris Jewelers. I have been blessed to enjoy my career in the retail jewelry field for over 29 years. I am a Certified Gemologist Appraiser with the American Gem Society and recently surpassed 20 years with this title. I have won numerous custom jewelry design awards with the New Mexico Jewelers Association "All that Glitters" competition. I enjoy the challenge of creating a lasting piece of jewelry for my clients. My hobbies include oogling vintage muscle cars, attempting to hit that little round white dimpled ball into the small hole with a flag in it (still medicore after 40+ years of trying), cooking anything with chile, and wrestling my dogs with both hands (I have two but Mark walks one, while the other one drags me). You will find me at car shows, wine festivals, and reunion tours of once great Rock and Roll Bands. My iPhone song collection is a mixture of Linkin Park, Glen Miller, John Denver, Jimmy Buffet and Frank Sinatra as well as the aforementioned Rock and Roll bands (yes Beach Boys is in there too).

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Mark Guerin

Registered Jeweler (AGS)

I'm Mark Guerin and I co-own Harris Jewelers with my partner in business and in life, Karen. I attended the Paris, Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology to learn all types of jewelry repair and manufacturing. I also attended the Albuquerque School of Watchmaking and earned my title as a watch technician. I am a Registered Jeweler with the American Gem Society and have won numerous awards for collaboration and creation of custom jewelry designs with the "All that Glitters" competition, sponsored by the New Mexico Jewelers Association. I currently serve as a Board Member with the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce. I have served on the board of the NMJA, also as an officer, and am a past President of the New Mexico Jewelers Association, as well as the New Mexico Watchmakers Association. My hobbies include gardening, vintage pinball and classic car repair and restoration.

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Pamela Cherie Montano

Certified Sales Associate (AGS)

I have been at Harris Jewelers for over 11 years. I previously managed another jewelry store before coming to my permanent home here at Harris Jewelers. I am a Certified Sales Associate with The American Gem Society. Although my background is more administrative related, I have learned to tie jewelry and business all into one and I love it! I run our facebook page and help with our website. I am also a Ruff Ryder (extreme motorcycle sports group) and go by the ride name Diamond. Harris Jewelers has opened up a whole new jewelry line dedicated to my Worldwide Ruff Ryder family. I enjoy selling jewelry at Bike Nights and Rally's. Nothing like selling jewelry in a dress, high heels and wearing a leather vest at the same time! I look forward to what the future holds and what I can bring to the store.

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Costa Rodriguez

Jeweler

My name is Costa Rodriguez and I have been with Harris Jewelers since August 2007. I have been a bench jeweler for over 20 years and I do mostly jewelry repair work with some custom fabrication in various metals. I am very interested in learning casting and stone grading. I really enjoy my work, and the satisfaction of our customers.

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Carole Humecky

Certified Gemologist Appraiser (AGS)

I am captivated by gems and jewelry, especially the beauty and rarity of colored stones. I have been fortunate to work in a career I love since 1989. I have a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration, I am a Certified Gemologist Appraiser with The American Gem Society and a Graduate Gemologist of The Gemological Institute of America (GIA). I have been the Vice President of The New Mexico Guild of The American Gem Society since 2014, where I participate in the planning of educational seminars for our local jewelry industry. I enjoy camping, hiking, reading and travel!

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Ruth Bleich

Accredited Jewelry Professional (GIA)

I’m Ruth Bleich, and I come to Harris Jewelers with more than 20 years of experience in the customer service field. I have worked a great deal in fine jewelry sales and have obtained the Jewelry Professional accreditation from the Gemological Institute of America, as well as certificates in diamond grading and colored stones. I am also a registered jeweler with the American Gem Society. When I’m not working, I enjoy sports (I have three grandchildren in Colorado- can you say Broncos/Rockies/Avalanche fan?), hikes in the mountains, and the beautiful New Mexico sunshine. I am also a member of the Assistance League of Albuquerque, and attend Rio Rancho Presbyterian Church. I have lived in Rio Rancho for ten years, and am happy to be here.

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Randy McCormack

Certified Sales Associate (AGS)

I’m originally from Atlanta, Georgia. In the 1970’s and 80’s I took an interest in silversmithing, silver stamping, stone-cutting, mold and wax carving, and casting. I owned my own store for 12 years. When I decided I no longer wanted to manage my own business, I closed it and began working on watch repairs. Eventually, in 2008, I moved to New Mexico to be closer to family. I bring my 40 years of experience to Harris Jewelers where I work with silver, gold and watch repairs. Outside of jewelry, I love hiking in the Sandias and Manzanos, photography, playing guitar, and gardening.

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Nathan Romero

Certified Sales Associate (AGS)

I’m Nathan Romero and I’ve been repairing, designing, and fabricating jewelry for over a decade. I am an experienced metalsmith and I enjoy working with gold, platinum, palladium, silver, copper, bronze, and other metals. I’m drawn to unusual gemstones and like to incorporate found objects in the pieces I design. I am always exploring new techniques to construct and repair jewelry for Harris Jewelers, but I also study the old masters, as classic techniques are sometimes better. In my spare time, I explore and collect gem crystals, minerals and other found objects to use in my jewelry. I enjoy walking along the Bosque and spending time with my family and friends.

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Roxy Hendren

Certified Sales Associate (AGS)

My name is Roxy Hendren. I have over 25 years of experience in the jewelry industry. My husband Vaughn and I opened up a jewelry store here in New Mexico. We owned and operated that store for 22 years. For the past three years, Vaughn and I have been traveling the Southwest as territory managers for a finished diamond jewelry line and a high fashion pearl line. I love helping customers find that perfect jewelry item for themselves or that special someone. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my six daughters and eleven grandchildren.

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Vaughn Hendren

Certified Sales Associate (AGS)

I’m Vaughn Hendren, and I’ve been in the Jewelry industry for 43 years. I started to learn stone setting and repair back in high school and I enjoyed working with customers and talking to people. I later attended Paris Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology to further study jewelry repair and manufacturing. I went on to receive my Certified Master Bench Jeweler title (CMBJ) from Jewelers of America (JA), and my Diamonds Certificate from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). For the past three years, my wife Roxy and I have been traveling as representatives for a finished diamond goods line, as well as a high fashion pearl line. I enjoy using my years of experience and expertise to help customers with all of their jewelry needs. I stay busy in my spare time dodging my six daughters and eleven grandkids.

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Gina Swift

Sales Associate

Hi! I'm Gina Swift I love jewelry so much that I've been a part of the jewelry business for over 25 years. I am happily married to my loving husband for 22 years. We have 2 amazing children and a big ole dog. I enjoy gardening, reading, and hanging out with family. I'm so happy to be a part of the Harris Jewelers Family.

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