We Are Family – Part 1

At Grayson Jewelers, we know that it takes the efforts of many to make our business run. From the friendly sales staff to our skilled jewelers, each member of our team is vital to our overall success. Today we want to take time to introduce one of the newest members of our family, jeweler Ruby Ngoc.

Ruby Ngoc (pronounced ‘knock’) came to America in 1994 from Vietnam. While in Vietnam, he stumbled upon jewelry making by accident. Discovering he had a passion and intuition for jewelry design and repair, he decided to make it his life’s work. Ruby was trained by a master jeweler while in Vietnam. He brings this experience and attention to detail with him to every piece he touches today.

Ruby especially finds satisfaction in repairing and restoring vintage pieces. To him, each piece has a story to tell. He enjoys bringing older pieces back to life and strengthening the connection for its owner. This piece, for example, was for a customer that was a fan of the Kentuck Derby. He provided the opal horse head, and asked Ruby to make it wearable by turning it into a pendant. Ruby hand-crafted the gold and added stones on each side. The customer was thrilled with the outcome.

Featured on our Facebook page, this ring was created for a customer with high expectations. The selection of diamonds, the type of head, and the choice of prong setting all showcase the attention-to-detail that Ruby is becoming known for. He worked with the customer to create something that is timeless and will be worn with pride for years to come.

Ruby is 45 years old. He and his wife have three daughters, and have recently purchased a house in Grayson. From the first day Ruby began work at Grayson Jewelers, he felt like he had found his home. He states that he “…immediately sensed the positive energy of a family within the store through the owners, co-workers, and customers.” He and his family look forward to becoming more involved in the community once they are settled. If you see Ruby at the park or in the grocery store, be sure to say hello and welcome him to Grayson!