Richard Heckle, owner, is a Gemologist and Master Goldsmith. He got his Gemological degree in 1973, from The Gemological Institute of America.
After four years in the Navy, he joined Claude S. Bennett in Atlanta. He worked there for eight years before moving his young family to St Simons Island to fullfill his dream to own his store. In 1982, he opened Chadwick’s Jewelers in Redfern Village.
Richard has been involved in, as well as past president of many civic and industry groups and their committees, Including The Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce, The Brunswick Rotary, Southeastern Guild of The American Gem Society, and many more.
In his spare time, he does wood working, goes fishing and plays golf.
He is most proud of his family. His son, Chad, who lives in Arizona with his wife Sara and daughter Arami; and his daughter Shay, and granddaughter Emma. Both granddaughters already like working on the jewelry bench with Pa.
He is very excited about what the future holds….