Wink Jones of Winfield's, has been in the jewelry business since early 1970 when he bought his first gemstone, an amethyst, for a girlfriend in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Within days he was buying and selling gems, and his life long love affair and study of gems was started.Wink graduated from the Gemological Institute of America in November of 1975, and has been active in the trade ever since. His unique store has made several transitions over the years and today enjoys a modest setting with extremely low overhead which translates to clients in the form of being able to provide wonderful high quality stones and heirloom quality jewelry at a fraction of a traditional retailer. Over the years, Wink has become a respected expert nationally in evaluating the quality of diamond cutting and more importantly, in being able to explain it in an easy to understand and interesting way. He loves sharing his knowledge and his first love of extraordinary colored stones continues to this day. Wink has an incredible collection of Award Winning gemstones as well as access to exceptional gems of many hard to find specimens and extraordinarily beautiful cut diamonds.Most recently Wink has enjoyed assembling a team of expert studio artists who work with him and some even with each other. For example Richard Homer, world famous in the gem cutting world and Ocean Pearlman, a nationally and internationally recognized designer who has worked with Royalty have also teamed together to bring their expertise to greater heights by each accenting the strengths of the other to create incredible wearable art. He also partners with some of Americaâ€™s finest studio artisans to create fabulous custom pieces to make his clientsâ€™ hearts sing. Wink takes great joy in working with people to create heirloom quality jewelry that will be enjoyed for generations.