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Pieter Andries, Creators of Fine Jewelry, Launches Newly Redesigned Website

Southlake, Texas, December, 2013 - Pieter Andries, Creators of Fine Jewelry, launched its newly redesigned website in November, showcasing its custom jewelry design, diamond and gemstone evaluation, jewelry repair, appraisal and insurance replacement services. Incorporating a custom website design to complement the company’s brand, along with sophisticated responsive architecture, the new website offers a more visually-appealing and engaging experience for users.

Developed by i5 web works (www.i5ww.com), the website’s home page provides links to in-depth information about Pieter Andries’ extensive diamond selection (‘Diamonds’), exclusive bridal collection (‘Engage’), and custom jewelry design (‘Custom’). The website’s responsive design ensures that the site automatically adjusts according to each device’s screen size and orientation, providing users with a browsing experience tailored to their device.

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Pieter Andries Creators of Fine Jewelry Employees Receive Prestigious Industry Designation

Southlake, Texas, June 10, 2013 - Pieter Andries, certified gemologist and founder of Pieter Andries, Creators of Fine Jewelry based in Southlake, is pleased to announce that two employees, Shalayne Heffner and Donald Garigan, åhave recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate of the American Gem Society.

The recognition is bestowed following successful completion of a course of study and final examination about jewelry and the jewelry industry. The course included product knowledge in diamonds, colored gems, pearls, watches and precious metals as well as training in business principles, operations, ethics, security, and customer service.

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Pieter Andries, One of America’s Finest Jewelers, Sponsors The Clariden School’s Annual Auction

Southlake, Texas, March 4, 2013 - Pieter Andries, certified gemologist and founder of Pieter Andries, Creators of Fine Jewelry based in Southlake, was honored to sponsor The Clariden School of Southlake’s annual auction on February 23rd, donating two pendants custom-designed exclusively for the event.

Andries has been a longtime supporter of The Clariden School. In March of 2011, Andries hosted a six-course fundraising dinner in the custom jewelry store’s showroom. He also donated a gemstone, acquired from premier gemstone cutter, Atelier Munsteiner, to benefit The Clariden School in May, 2012. Last July, students of The Clariden School were invited to the store for the 2nd Annual Rock Hunt, where they were given the opportunity to learn about gemology from expert jeweler, Andries himself. 

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Renowned Jeweler Pieter Andries Celebrates 20 Years Since His First North Texas Store Opening

Southlake, Texas, January 28, 2013 - Pieter Andries, certified gemologist and founder of Pieter Andries, Creators of Fine Jewelry based in Southlake, celebrated 20 years selling custom jewelry in North Texas and other important milestones including 30 years in America, 12 years at the Southlake location, his 65th birthday, and 30 years of marriage in December 2012.

Born in the Belgian Congo, Andries faced numerous personal hardships along his path to becoming a jeweler and goldsmith. In 1982, he moved to Grapevine, TX with his wife, Marilyn, and they built a jewelry manufacturing company called HP Creations.

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Pieter Andries Sponsors Bob Jones Nature Center Fundraising Event, “Naturally Sweet”

Southlake, Texas, December 4, 2012 - Pieter Andries, certified gemologist and founder of Pieter Andries, Creators of Fine Jewelry based in Southlake, was proud to be the Diamond Sponsor for the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve’s “Naturally Sweet” fundraising event on November 3rd, 2012.

The Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is a City of Southlake park and home to hundreds of species of fauna and flora spanning over 700 acres in Cross Timbers. This year marked the fourth annual “Naturally Sweet” fundraiser benefitting the center, and the theme was “Savoring our Past while Preserving our Future.” 

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Pieter Andries Sponsors Guzman 23 Foundation’s 2nd Annual Celebrity Charity Golf Tournament

SOUTHLAKE, TX – October 30, 2012 – Pieter Andries, certified gemologist and founder of Pieter Andries, Creators of Fine Jewelry based in Southlake, was proud to be a sponsor of the Guzman 23 Foundation’s 2nd Annual Celebrity Charity Golf Tournament. Andries has actively contributed numerous local organizations since opening his Southlake custom jewelry store in 1983. Continuing his tradition of philanthropy, Andries sponsored the golf tournament, which was held on October 15th at Trophy Club Country Club and donated a custom piece of jewelry for the foundation’s live auction event.

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Pieter Andries Designs Medal for Southlake Citizen of the Year Award Given to Mayor John Terrell

SOUTHLAKE, TX – September 10, 2012 – Pieter Andries, certified gemologist and founder of Pieter Andries, Creators of Fine Jewelry, presented the Citizen of the Year Award to winner John Terrell at the Southlake Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet. The banquet was held on July 20th at the Hilton in Southlake Town Square. The Awards Banquet is held to recognize and honor outstanding local leaders and businesses that have made a difference and inspired others in the community and chamber.

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Pieter Andries Hosted Annual Rock Hunt for Students of The Clariden School

SOUTHLAKE, TX – July 9, 2012 – Pieter Andries, certified gemologist and founder of Pieter Andries, Creators of Fine Jewelry, has been an active contributor and community partner to numerous local organizations since opening his Southlake custom jewelry store in 1983. On July 7, 2012, Andries welcomed students from The Clariden School in Southlake to his store for their 2nd Annual Rock Hunt.

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Bridget Byrne Honored as Commencement Speaker for Paris Junior College’s Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology Graduation Ceremonies

SOUTHLAKE, TX – May 29, 2012 – Paris Junior College’s Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology (TIJT) invited Bridget Byrne, Vice President of Operations for Pieter Andries, Creators of Fine Jewelry to address graduates and guests during the spring semester graduation ceremonies, held in the Ray Karrer Theater.

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Pieter Andries Attends 2012 AGTA GemFair in Tucson

SOUTHLAKE, TX – March 23, 2012 – Pieter Andries, certified gemologist and founder of Pieter Andries Creators of Fine Jewelry in Southlake, attended the American Gem Trade Association’s (AGTA) 2012 GemFair held January 31- February 5 in Tucson, Arizona. Celebrating its 31st anniversary, GemFair Tucson is home to the largest selection of colored gemstones and cultured pearls in North America.

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Pieter Andries Fine Jewelry Kicks-Off 2012 Community Relations Program with Three February Events

SOUTHLAKE, TX – February 21, 2012Pieter Andries, Creators of Fine Jewelry, continues its generosity and community involvement in 2012 by sponsoring three fundraising events in February for the Plano Symphony Orchestra, Southlake Newcomers Club, and Kids Matter International. Pieter Andries donated custom-designed jewelry and other contributions to each event worth a total of $35,000.

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Pieter Andries Fine Jewelers is Grand Slam Partner for 2011 Deuce & Diamonds Charity Tennis Tournament for PKD

SOUTHLAKE, TX – November 9, 2011 – Pieter Andries, Creators of Fine Jewelry, is the Grand Slam Partner for the 2011 Deuce & Diamonds Tournament for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) being held November 13-17 at Southlake Tennis Center. The inaugural event benefits the North Texas Chapter of the PKD Foundation which works to find a cure for the life-threatening disease that affects 600,000 Americans and 12.5 million people worldwide.

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Pieter Andries Fine Jewelry Designs One-of-a-Kind Six Carat Diamond Ring

SOUTHLAKE, TX – October 27, 2011Pieter Andries, Creators of Fine Jewelry, in Southlake, Texas,  has designed a six carat diamond ring valued at $106,000. Crafted at its onsite fine jewelry workshop. the one-of-a-kind ring features a rare six carat diamond hand-selected by Pieter Andries, a certified gemologist appraiser and founder of the Southlake fine jewelry store, for maximum light performance and beauty.

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Pieter Andries Fine Jewelry in Southlake Earns Accredited Gem Lab Certification from American Gem Society

SOUTHLAKE, TX – August 26, 2011Pieter Andries, Creators of Fine Jewelry, in Southlake, Texas,  earned the Accredited Gem Laboratory certification from the American Gem Society (AGS), an association of professional jewelers in the United States and Canada. According to AGS, only 500 gem labs in North America have earned this prestigious certification.

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Pieter Andries, Creators of Fine Jewelry, Sponsors Metroport Meals on Wheels 20th Annual Golf Tournament

Custom jeweler in Southlake, Texas, donates $7,500 custom gold and diamond pendant

SOUTHLAKE, TX – June 17, 2011 – A longtime support of Metroport Meals on Wheels (MMOW), a grassroots organization that serves as an advocate for elderly or chronically ill individuals through home-delivered meals and other support services, Pieter Andries Fine Jewelry was a sponsor of the organization’s 20th Annual Golf Tournament June 13 at Trophy Club Country Club. In addition to sponsoring the pre-tournament Tee-Off Dinner and two hole-in-one contests during the tournament, the Southlake fine jewelry store donated a custom-designed pendant for the fundraising auction held June 12 at Marriott Solana.

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Pieter Andries Delivers Presentation on New Diamond Evaluation Technology at American Gem Society Conference in San Francisco

Custom jeweler offers new tool to select stones and demonstrate quality

SOUTHLAKE, TX – June 15, 2011 – Pieter Andries, a master goldsmith, certified gemologist and founder of Pieter Andries Jewelers, prides himself on being a leader in the diamond industry. As a result of his more than 40 years experience and expertise, he was asked to give a presentation at the American Gem Society (AGS) 2011 International Conclave in San Francisco on the Angular Spectrum Evaluation Tool (ASET), the newest technology in diamond cut evaluation.

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Pieter Andries Named Certified Gemologist Appraiser by American Gem Society

Accreditation is highest level of achievement in jewelry industry

SOUTHLAKE, TX – April 25, 2011 – Pieter Andries, certified gemologist and founder of Pieter Andries, Creators of Fine Jewelry in Southlake, achieved the distinguished Certified Gemologist Appraiser title from the American Gem Society (AGS), an association of professional jewelers in the United States and Canada.

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Pieter Andries Hosts Fundraising Dinner for The Clariden School

Guests enjoy six-course meal and wear Pieter Andries fine custom jewelry

SOUTHLAKE, TX – March 24, 2011 – Since opening the doors of his first custom jewelry store in Southlake in 1983, Pieter Andries, Creators of Fine Jewelry, has been an active community partner and contributor to many local organizations. His philanthropic philosophy continues today, with the recent hosting of an elaborate fundraising event to benefit The Clariden School in Southlake.

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Pieter Andries Attends 2011 AGTA GemFair in Tucson

30th Annual Trade Show is World’s Premier Colored Gemstone Event

SOUTHLAKE, TX – February 11, 2011 – Pieter Andries, certified gemologist and founder of Pieter Andries Creators of Fine Jewelry in Southlake (www.pieterandries.com), attended the American Gem Trade Association’s (AGTA) 2011 GemFair™ held February 1-6 in Tucson, Arizona. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, GemFair Tucson is home to the largest selection of colored gemstones and cultured pearls in North America.

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Pieter Andries Sponsors Kids Matter International Gala February 18

Custom jeweler in Southlake, Texas, donates $10,000 yellow gold diamond pendent to event

SOUTHLAKE, TX – January 6, 2011 – Pieter Andries, Creators of Fine Jewelry, is proud to announce its participation in the 2011 Kids Matter International (KMI) “Fruit of the Vine Gala” to be held February 18 at the Hilton Southlake Town Square. The annual fundraiser benefits KMI’s programs to help children locally and around the world.

To kick off its partnership with KMI, Pieter Andries hosted “Diamonds and Dreams for Kids” on December 14. Guests were treated to hors d’oeuvres and cocktails as they helped to choose the winning jewelry design – a beautiful yellow gold diamond pendent valued at $10,000 – that Pieter Andries will create and donate to KMI to be auctioned off at the February gala. The evening ended with each guest receiving a special gift bag from Pieter Andries containing a special crystal ornament from Italy selected especially for the event.

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Pieter Andries, Creators of Fine Jewelry, Launches New Website

www.PieterAndries.com features online jewelry catalog and virtual tour of showroom

SOUTHLAKE, TX – December 1, 2010 – Pieter Andries, Creators of Fine Jewelry, launched its new website in November, showcasing its custom jewelry design, diamond and gemstone evaluation, jewelry repair, appraisal and insurance replacement services. Incorporating a custom website design to complement the company’s existing brand, along with sophisticated architecture and the latest software, the new website offers a more visually-appealing and engaging experience.

Designed by i5 web works (www.i5ww.com), the website’s home page provides an overview of the fine jewelry store in Southlake and its services, including Pieter Andries’ exclusive bridal collection, custom jewelry design and extensive diamond selection.

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Pieter Andries, Creators of Fine Jewelry, Uses New Diamond Technology

Custom jeweler offers new tool to select stones and demonstrate quality

SOUTHLAKE, TX – August 27, 2010 – Pieter Andries, Creators of Fine Jewelry, can now help customers find the truly perfect diamond with the Angular Spectrum Evaluation Tool (ASET), the newest technology in diamond cut evaluation.

Available exclusively to members of the American Gem Society, an elite group of jewelers who maintain the highest professional standards in the industry, the ASET allows users to quickly determine a diamond’s light performance, which is a product of the quality of the cut. It is a proven indication of a diamond’s brilliance, fire, and scintillation. 

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Pieter Andries Fine Jewelers Selects i5 web works  to Expand its Online Presence

Custom jeweler hires Internet marketing firm for new website, SEO and social media services

SOUTHLAKE, TX – July 23, 2010 – Pieter Andries, Creators of Fine Jewelry, is expanding its online presence and Internet marketing efforts for its custom jewelry design, repair and appraisal services. Realizing the importance and broad reach of the Internet, Pieter Andries Jewelers (www.pieterandries.com) selected Dallas/Fort Worth-based i5 web works  (www.i5ww.com) to create and manage a new website, and implement search engine optimization (SEO) and social media services. 

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