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My father, Gary Rowe, has been in the jewelry industry since 1976. Along the journey, he was blessed with executive positions with the Marcus Division of Kay Jewelers, C. D. Peacock Jewelers, J. E. Caldwell Co., and Tiffany & Co. We have lived all over the United States and have seen God's glory in every landscape.
His career has been interesting and blessed. In the late-1980's, in what I jokingly refer to as an early mid-life crisis, my father decided to hang up his custom-tailored suits and trade his expense accounts in for a badge and bullet proof vest. Gary's law enforcement career included service as a police officer, a chief deputy, and finally as an investigator for a county prosecutor's office.
Initially as an off-duty hobby, my father began sporting an Optivisor and goldsmith's hammer, and learned the processes and steps involved in designing and creating fine jewelry. In 2000, with the help of his friend, Pat Trout, he opened his own casting shop in Odessa, Texas, and began creating finely crafted custom miniature badge jewelry for fellow officers, fire fighters, and other public safety personnel and their families. We feel incredibly blessed by the nationwide presence that company, Houston Badge, has in public safety circles. Feel free to check out more examples of our work: www.houstonbadge.com.
In 2006, my parents moved to Fort Smith, Arkansas to be close to my family (can't be too far from the grandchildren!). Up to that point, I had played only a minor role in my father's business, but with us in the same city again and living only 90 seconds apart, my parents and I joined forces and have expanded his shop into a wonderful family enterprise; designing, casting, finishing, and selling beautifully unique signature and custom jewelry. The attention to detail that we put into every piece we make can be seen in our work.
So, welcome to G. Rowe Craftsman. Sit back with a cup of tea and relax with our family. Enjoy the collection of pieces presented here and watch as more chapters are added to our journey.
Make it a great day,