Darrell Beard, Founder and President of Beard Fine Jewelers, has been a part of the jewelry world since the young age of 15. As a young man, he learned jewelry repair and the ins and outs of jewelry business.
Once out of college, Mr. Beard was off to New York to the diamond district, where he worked for H. J. Wilson Co., one of the nations largest jewelry retailers. Here, Mr. Beard learned jewelry manufacturing, merchandising, and buying. After four years, he moved from New York to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he continued working for Wilson Jewelers as Vice President of Jewelry Merchandising.
In 1981, Mr. Beard left Wilson's to pursue his life long dream of owning his own jewelry store. Beard Fine Jewelers was soon established in Lufkin, Texas. Now, after over 20 years, Beard Fine Jewelers is known for its quality, designers, and superb customer service. Mr. Beard continues to maintain an office in the Diamond District in New York. This allows him to work closely with his buying staff and maintain connections in the Diamond District.