Brian VanDuyne | Owner
Brian has trained in jewelry repair, advance jewelry repair, stone setting, advanced stone setting, and hand engraving. He is our lead Bench Jeweler, Custom Design Specialist, and one of our Overseas Diamond Buyers. He started in the jewelry field in 1990. He and his wife Lori then opened Fernbaugh’s Plymouth location in 2006.
Brian's training first started at the Logansport store working beside Lori's father, Oris McGuire Jr. His first official course was a GIA basic jewelry repair course. Over the course of several years with continued hands on experience, Brian attended courses from Drouhard Jewelry School such as the Blaine Lewis Advanced Diamond Setting and several hand engraving courses at the GRS school.
Lori VanDuyne | Owner
Lori has studied Diamond and Gemstone grading at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the worlds foremost authority in gemology. Lori is also one of our Overseas Diamond Buyers. She has worked in the family jewelry business since 1984. She is our Head Buyer, Appraiser, and one of our Custom Design Specialists. Lori has also designed our "Adoption of Love" pendant. She and her husband Brian, started the store in 2006 together.
Samantha Murray | Manager
Samantha started with Fernbaugh's in 2007 as a sales clerk. Over the years she has gained hands on experience and now manages the store for Lori and Brian. Samantha has attended numerous seminars in the jewelry industry and has received Levels 1 and 2 Senior Sales Professional Certifications from Jewelers of America. She looks forward to continuing her education through Gemological Institute of America and Jewelers of America courses.
Morgan Garrison | Jewelry Expert
Morgan was born and raised in Plymouth, Indiana and is excited to be back in her hometown. She joined the staff at Fernbaugh's in 2020 as a sales clerk. She studied English Literature and Art History at Sweet Briar College and graduated with a B.A. in 2015. She spent the last four and a half years in Cleveland, OH honing her customer service skills working in the editorial department of a press release distribution service. She's looking forward to learning as much as she can about the jewelry industry.
Brad Schwent | Jeweler
Brad joined the Fernbaugh's staff in 2021. He has a wealth of experience in the jewelry industry as he's worked both in jewelry sales and as a goldsmith for many years. Though he's technically retired, he still enjoys working as a bench jeweler part time. He is originally from Kansas City, MO and now lives in Bass Lake, IN with his wife and is a proud grandpa.
Ruby | Mascot
Ruby joined the Fernbaugh's team July of 2015, she has a lot to learn, but is a great people person!