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2017 Estate Show


We had an amazing time at the 2017 Singer Estate Collection event here at Faye’s, on May 24! What an exciting look into vintage & estate jewelry as well as notable items from the personal collections of Elvis, Cher, Shirley Temple, and many more. We couldn’t resist dressing the part in proper flapper style!

Love some estate jewelry?

Check out our current collection online! Estate Jewelry Showcase. DON’T FORGET we also repair & redesign your older items – give your heirlooms some much-needed TLC, or make them into something completely new!

Greetings from Antwerp!


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Watch this video on our YouTube channel

Hello from the world’s Diamond Capital! Famous for chocolates & beautiful skylines, and of course, the epicenter of expert diamond cutting. Our Master Graduate Gemologist, Lori Blagg, has just visited Antwerp, Belgium as part of the exclusive diamond buying program with IJO (Independent Jewelers Organization).

We are proud to offer our customers this service! You can own one (or more!) of these hand-picked treasures, and trace its entire history from the place where it was unearthed. The highly skilled diamond professionals in Antwerp offer a product of far higher quality than most of the market can offer, and this is evident in the exquisite brilliance of the cut & polish. We truly believe this is the most exceptional choice in searching for a diamond, whether for a dream engagement ring, a special anniversary upgrade, or an investment purchase.

Find out more about the Antwerp Diamond difference at www.fayesdiamondmine.com. Faye’s Diamond Mine is a Master IJO Jeweler in Clinton, Arkansas.

2015 Arkansas Jewelers Association Design Awards


Faye & Lori Arkansas Jewelers Association Design Awards 2015

Faye & Lori brought home TWO design awards from the Arkansas Jewelers Convention in Hot Springs!

Faye’s pendant “Bella Azul” is 14k White Gold with Blue Topaz, accented with seed pearls and diamonds. This design won the coveted “Convention’s Choice” Award. It qualified to represent Arkansas in the national Jewelers of America Design Awards contest in New York. Click here to read more about the extensive awards & recognitions Faye and her staff have received over 27 years and counting…

Lori received the award for the Sterling Silver Jewelry Design Category with her beautiful sunstone & garnet pendant, “Shimmering Sunset.”

They are shown here with the awards presented by AJA’s Don Overstreet.

Lori’s Latest Design


Designer, gemologist and Faye’s manager Lori Blagg has just unveiled her newest original design. This lovely 3-stone pendant features marquise, round & princess diamonds.

Lori's Diamond PD

Congratulations, Logan!


Logan Blagg Faye's Diamond Mine Best wishes to award-winning young designer Logan Blagg, daughter of Ralph & Lori Blagg and Faye’s granddaughter. She is a fashion major at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. Her work will again be featured in the upcoming Fashion Show. In the past, Logan has won prestigious awards for jewelry designs and has continued to receive recognition for her creative work, including “Best Career Wear Design” and “Outstanding Junior Designer” at the 2014 Stephens Fashion Show. She continues to pursue her career dream through internships and travel. She will graduate in May.

Logan Blagg received the Arkansas Jewelers Association's

Logan Blagg received the Arkansas Jewelers Association’s “C.A.R.A.T.” Design award in 2010 for this pendant

The Remembrance Video


Three Words in memory of those whose lives have been forever changed by the fight against cancer.
Click here to watch the video on our YouTube page…

Retail jewelers across the nation were challenged by wholesale jeweler, Alisa Unger, Designs to create a You Tube video featuring three words that describe their experience with cancer in their own lives and in the lives of those they love. An independent panel judged these videos and $500 was donated to the American Cancer Society on behalf of the first place winner, Faye’s Diamond Mine of Clinton, Arkansas.

Faye’s is honored to have been awarded this top recognition. Owner, Faye Rodgers, and daughter/manager, Lori Blagg, can personally attest to cancer’s overwhelming impact. Faye was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2012 and after successful treatment has since been in remission. Recently, cancer has claimed the lives of precious loved ones whose memory inspired their video presentation.

Faye’s own victory over cancer is only a small part of the larger wish for hope and healing, both physical and emotional, they wish to extend to those who have likewise suffered loss or who continue to battle the disease.
(Special thanks to Jessica Crabtree for her collaboration in the making of this video.)

Lori Blagg 2015 Alumni of the Year


Lori Blagg Clinton Alumni of the Year Award 2015Lori Rodgers Blagg is the Distinguished Alumni of 2015.

This Alumni of Clinton High School graduated in 1977 and currently resides in Clinton.

In High School she was voted Best All Round, Friendliest, Most School Spirited, was a cheerleader and played basketball. She was in the Beta Club and was nominated in the Who’s Who of High School students for two years.

She was crowned Miss Van Buren County in 1976. She attended the University of Arkansas. She also attended the University of Texas Arlington and the University of Central AR.

She is active in the Clinton United Methodist Church, she is on the Board of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce, she serves on the Literacy Council, she is treasurer of the Clinton Hunger Run that is continuing to raise funds for Foods for Life and Choctaw Food Bank.

She was an original Board Member for Van Buren County Recycling which brought recycling to Van Buren County. She was also on the Clinton Association of Revitalization and Excellence, better known as C.A.R.E.

She worked as a volunteer for Hands Across America in Texas. She served on the Junior Board at the Old State House, she was on the Arkansas Jewelers Board Association for 12 years and was President of the AR Jewelers Board for two years.

After attending University of AR she decided to move to Texas with two others and they found jobs at a restaurant in Arlington, TX. The restaurant was called Mr. Catfish and was next to Ranger Stadium in Arlington.

There she met her husband who owned the restaurant, and Ralph hired all three girls because they were from Arkansas and he thought they were pretty. The other two girls were Memory and Adrianne.
She married the owner of Mr. Catfish, Ralph Blagg and they remained in Arlington for 10 years but after starting a family they moved to Clinton.

Lance, Logan and Kevin, along with Justin and Whitteni enjoyed life at the Blagg home, as did many others that they helped along the way. They have been married for 35 years.

Lori started working at Faye’s Diamond Mine 26 years ago and became a Graduate Gemologist Appraiser. Lori is a partner and manager of Faye’s Diamond Mine.

She has won numerous jewelry design awards, the most prestigious being “Superlative Design and Innovation Award” which was a national award awarded by the Independent Jewelers Organization of America.

Congratulations Lori.

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