Meet the Staff

ClaudesmallClaude Shuffitt

A proud father of four, Claude has been with Touch of Silver, Gold and Old for five years. He is an accomplished jeweler, does many repairs and custom pieces for our customers. 

 

Favorite Case/Line: I like Estate because if the jewelry could talk, you would have a magnificent story to read. 
Fun Fact: Claude is our workplace jokester, he is always pulling pranks on his coworkers or telling jokes. A fun guy to work with!

 

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Murlaina Richardson

Also a group exercise leader at our local YMCA. Murlaina has been with Touch of Silver, Gold and Old for eight years. She does our bookkeeping, but is learning more about jewelry every day.

 

Favorite Case/Line: I like the Natural Stones case because of the uniqueness and beauty of all the different stones.
Fun Fact: She and her husband love animals and live with their two Great Danes. She also has quite the green thumb and keeps our orchids and plants flourishing at the shop.

 

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Molly Balcerak

A human biology student at Indiana University, Molly has worked at Touch of Silver, Gold and Old for three years. She is very artistic, a good salesperson, and brings element of her creativity to the displays.

 

Favorite Case/Line: My favorite case is the Southwestern case. I love the stones and just think everything is beautiful.
Fun Fact: Molly enjoys riding motorcycles and is saving up for a Harley Davidson. One of her many talents is drawing and her work has been shown in galleries.

 

EmilysmallEmily Dyer
A recent graduate of Indiana University, Emily has worked at Touch of Silver, Gold and Old for over a year. She does smaller repairs, custom beading work, and online marketing here at the shop. She is an enthusiastic salesperson with a happy-go-lucky personality.

 

Favorite Case/Line: I am in love with the Southwestern collection. I am drawn to anything with turquoise in it.
Fun Fact: When she isn't at Touch of Silver, Gold and Old, she likes to be outside. She is a skilled whitewater rafting and canoeing guide for several rivers in the Eastern US.