For over 70 years, Razny Jewelers has been the leading family-owned and operated source for loose diamonds, bespoke jewelry, and Swiss timepieces in the Greater Chicago Area. Today, Power Women, INGRID RAZNY and CHRISTINE RAZNY-PORTER, along with Ingrid’s husband, Stan, and their sons, Michael and Eric, continue the family legacy.
What is your business style?
Our business style is client-focused and providing 5-star customer service is our chief mission. Thanks to a cohesive culture of hospitality and inclusivity, we’ve grown our brand into four locations throughout the Greater Chicago Area without sacrificing our authentic family-owned feel.
What is your best networking advice?
Building genuine relationships will take you farther than any single transaction. We’ve achieved long-term, sustainable success by building a loyal network of devoted clients whose families have been shopping with us for generations.
What organizations do you enjoy contributing to?
We decided years ago to sell only natural diamonds sourced from locations that follow internationally recognized trade, labor, and ethics standards. This is because we are committed to environmental conservation. Our partners work with local governments and community leaders to nurture the reclamation process so that the land and sea that is mined returns to their natural state when work is complete. We visited an off-shore mining vessel personally this year to get eyes on the work environment, ensure it is to our standard, and to be of assistance to the people of this developing country where possible. Filled with gratitude for the people and land that give us these treasures, our family feels rewarded by this opportunity to give back and pay it forward.
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