GRAFTON - For local jeweler Scot Kuhns, there is nothing more rewarding than being a part of an engaged or married couple's life.
And that alone is one of the main reasons he has opted to open Village Jewelry and Repair at 585 North Main Street, Grafton.
Despite the current economic slump, couples will still get married and anniversaries and birthdays will still be celebrated.
"There is nothing more rewarding in this business than being a part of guiding a couple getting engaged, married or (celebrating) anniversaries to that piece of jewelry that will become a symbol of the milestone," Kuhns said.
Kuhns attended the Gemological Institute of American where he earned his accredited jeweler professional and diamond graduate certificates. He also attended Drouhard National Jewelers' School where he earned jewelry repair and advanced diamond setting certificates.
Although we are in a recession, Kuhns said people will still get married, have anniversaries and birthdays. Watch batteries will still need replaced and jewelry, clocks and watches will need repaired.
The focus of Village Jewelry and Repair will be on jewelry, clock and watch services.
Kuhns will also deal directly with gold refiners, which means money in the pocket of his customers, which is always helpful.
"Customers can bring in anything made out of gold, platinum or silver and I will evaluate it for cash exchange," he said.
Village Jewelers & Repair is located at 585 N. Main Street (within Parsons Crossings, next to Harvest Cafe) in Grafton. Phone: (440) 926-0500.
Store Hours: Tues., Weds., Fri., 9 to 5 p.m.; Thurs., 9 to 6 p.m.; Sat., 9 to 2 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.