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Local Jeweler takes First Place for Design in a Multinational Contest

Terence Quinn Receives Custom Design Award

OCCOQUAN, VA - March 19, 2014 - Mr. Terence Quinn, owner and president of Quinn's Goldsmith, received a custom design award at the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO) Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Jeff Roberts, IJO president and CEO, presented Mr. Quinn with the prestigious award at the awards banquet.

The competition was open to all IJO members from Canada and the United States. There were four categories each determined by price.

Mr. Quinn won two awards that evening; First Place for a diamond and red tourmaline gold pendant and Honorable Mention for a diamond and green tourmaline gold pendant.

Quinn's Goldsmith has been in Historic Occoquan, Virginia since conception in 1990 and in Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center in Woodbridge, Virginia since 2011. For more information, please visit: www.quinnsgoldsmith.com or call 703-494-1662.

Local Master Goldsmith celebrates more wins in a Custom Design Multinational Contest

Terence Quinn wins big in Palm Springs, California


OCCOQUAN, VA- February 25, 2015- Mr. Terence Quinn, owner and president of Quinn's Goldsmith Inc., received, for the second year in a row, First place at a custom design show held at the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO) Conference in Palm Springs, California. This year, Mr. Quinn won three First Place Awards and one Second Place Award for jewelry that was entered into the contest.

IJO has over 800 members from the United States and Canada. Approximately one hundred entries were submitted for the design contest.

Mr. Quinn won in all four categories; first place for three categories and second place for one category. The First Place Awards are for a Silver and 14KT Gold Tourmaline and Diamond Pendant, a 14KT Gold Opal and Diamond Pendant, and a 10CT Morganite and Diamond Pendant set in 14KT Rose Gold. The Second Place Award was for an18KT Gold Diamond, Tanzanite, and Opal Pendant.

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Mr. Quinn was notably recognized for last year (2014) First place and Honorable Mention wins but this year was even greater allowing Mr. Quinn to showcase his talents and expand into different categories.

Quinn's Goldsmith will reach world-class milestone in August 2015 by celebrating 25 years in business in Historic Occoquan, Virginia. A second location at Potomac Town Center in Woodbridge, Virginia was opened in February 2011. For more information, please visit: www.quinnsgoldsmith.com or call 703-494-1662

Local Master Goldsmith brings home the Gold after Wins in a Custom Design Multinational Competition

Quinn's Goldsmith is setting new records in jewelry industry

OCCOQUAN, VA - March 17th, 2016 - Terence Quinn, owner and president of Quinn's Goldsmith Inc., received for an astonishing third year in a row, First Place at a Custom Design Competition held at the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO) Conference in Orlando, Florida. Quinn won one First Place Award and two Second Place Awards for his Quinn's Creations jewelry that were entered into the contest this year.

"To be recognized by my peers is an incredible honor. IJO has over 800 members from the United States and Canada. Approximately one hundred entries were submitted for the design contest," said Quinn.

His Quinn's Creations won a First Place Award for his eight carat oval sapphire with two carats of diamonds set in 14KT white gold pendant. He also won two Second Place Awards for a 14KT white and yellow gold hand carved pink tourmaline and diamond pendant. The other Second Place Award was for a two-tone Super Nova diamond and ruby pendant.

In the last three years, Terry Quinn has won a total of nine awards, five of which are First Place Awards for his designs in competitions. With increase in notoriety, Quinn's award winning designs are now sold as limited edition pieces in 22 stores across the United States.
Quinn's Goldsmith Inc., a full service jewelry store focusing on custom designs and direct diamond importer, reached a milestone in August 2015 by celebrating 25 years in business in Historic Occoquan, Virginia. A second location at Potomac Town Center in Woodbridge, VA is celebrating their 5th Anniversary March of 2016. Quinn's Goldsmith has a reputation for their world-class service, on-site jewelry repairs, and supporting numerous non-profit organizations in the Northern Virginia area. For more information, please visit: www.quinnsgoldsmith.com or call 703-494-1662



Award Winning Designs
First Place Winner
8CT Oval Sapphire and Pave Set Diamonds in 14KT White Gold Pendant
Award Winning Designs
Second Place Winner
Hand Carved Pink Pear Shaped Tourmalines and Diamonds in 14KT Yellow and White Gold Pendant
Award Winning Designs
Second Place Winner
Super Nova Diamond and Ruby in 18KT Yellow and Gold Pendant
Local Jeweler gains recognition for Jewelry Design

Southport, CT, March 2016. Terry Quinn from Quinn's Goldsmith in Occoquan, VA was recently honored by his peers when three of his original designs were selected as a winner in a jewelry design contest held at the semi-annual conference of the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO) in Orlando, FL.

"This really is very special to me," Quinn said, "as all those who voted were retail jewelers and designers like myself. I feel very honored to have had my designs chosen from among so many outstanding pieces."


The winning pieces, which took first and second place honors, was a 14kt white gold necklace with a 8.01ct blue sapphire and diamond bezel set with accent diamonds. The next piece was a18kt two tone diamond and ruby neckalce bezel set. The third piece was a 14kt yellow gold with white gold vines necklace with pink tourmaline and diamonds. According to the IJO contest coordinators, "there were 45 spectacular pieces submitted in this contest, and all were worthy of honors. The fact that Terry was recognized just confirms his unique ability."



Quinn's Goldsmith is the exclusive IJO member in the Occoquan area, and while in Orlando, Terry had the opportunity to see the very latest in jewelry designs for the upcoming spring season. He also attended a series of educational seminars designed to allow them to provide the finest service to local customers, in addition to their exceptional talent for exquisite design.


IJO is the world's largest jewelry buying group enabling its members to buy jewelry and supplies at tremendous savings that they can pass along to their customers. To be eligible for membership, retail jewelers must exhibit the highest ethics and offer the finest quality and value in their communities.


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Quinn's Goldsmith - Best Fine Jewelry Store
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May 2013 - Quinn's Wins First Place for Best Fine Jewelry Store

Occoquan, Virginia - Quinn's Goldsmith was recently voted first place for Best Fine Jewelry Store in Virginia Living's "Best of Virginia 2013" in the Northern Region. The winners of the contest will be announced in the magazine's May/June issue.

Terry Quinn, president of Quinn's Goldsmith said, "Thanks to our customers for the award. We pride ourselves on customer service; going above and beyond in everything we do. It means so much to receive this recognition."

Quinn's Goldsmith, a full-service jeweler, has won many honors and awards over the years serving as testimony to their success and winning customer philosophy. A few highlights include: in 2011, Quinn's was named the number one store for Superior Customer Service in a national competition by the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO). In 2007, Quinn's won Business of the Year for the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. Quinn's Goldsmith remains the only jewelry store to have won the prestigious Virginia Chamber of Commerce Fantastic 50 Award.

In business since 1990, Terry Quinn opened Quinn's Goldsmith as a small shop in Occoquan, Virginia. Over the years the store has grown in size and notoriety and now has a second location at the Potomac Town Center in Woodbridge, Virginia.

For more information, contact Quinn's Goldsmith at 199 Union St., Occoquan, VA (703) 494-1662 or 14901 Potomac Town Center, Woodbridge, VA (703) 878-1622, or visit www.QuinnsGoldsmith.com.

February 2011 - TERRY QUINN HONORED WITH NATIONAL RECOGNITION

Quinn's Goldsmith, Inc. of Occoquan, VA was named the number one store offering "Superior Customer Service" at the conference of the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO) held recently in Colorado Springs, CO. Terry Quinn accepted the prestigious award in General Session with more than 1,000 in attendance. He was elected for this national honor from a pool of more than 800 IJO retail jeweler members. The criterion for this honor was demonstration that Quinn's Goldsmith provides confidence, trust, integrity, honesty and expertise to their customers.

"We were quite overwhelmed by the sheer number of testimonials we received from community leaders and customers on behalf of Terry, who has been a member of IJO for almost 10 years," stated IJO's Debbie Klar, administrator of the award. "His commitment to serving others is clearly evident and widespread, and he sets the finest example for others to follow."

"To be recognized for my efforts with an award of this magnitude means a great deal to me," Quinn said. "I've always believed that in this busy world of jewelry there is an enormous need to go beyond expectation and into the realm of desire. At Quinn's we seek to be known as a passageway to a secret garden - a doorway leading into a realm of beauty, where my employees serve as guides. My staff is dedicated to a prescribed ideal of service and attention to detail, and they've been trained to provide a clear vision of jewelry as a form of the customer's own expression of happiness."

"After seeing just how well they operate their business, the entire IJO membership is visibly impressed with Quinn's Goldsmith," says IJO President Jeffrey Roberts. "Their knowledge, their integrity and their pure dedication have totally set them apart from other retail jewelers, even the huge stores. They are considered the jewelry and diamond experts in the Occoquan area, but it's not just their expertise and quality that make them stand out - it's their exemplary customer service that helps to make the customers return again and again. I'm proud to have them as part of the IJO family."

"I have to say this recognition is wonderfully rewarding and validating for all of us," adds Quinn. "We strive daily to be the best at what we do and to have a distinction of this scale is such a huge tribute. It was the collective effort of the entire staff that has earned this award."

Quinn's Goldsmith is located at 199 Union Street in Occoquan, VA, and is the area's exclusive Master IJO Jeweler. IJO is the largest buying group in the world, offering up-to-the-minute industry education to its members, as well as an array of exclusive jewelry and diamond cuts, and the opportunity to travel to Antwerp, Belgium to buy directly from the world-renowned diamond cutters.

After 20 years in business, Quinn's opened the doors to their second location at 14901 Potomac Town Place in Woodbridge, VA near Wegmans.

The Grand Opening Celebration is Saturday, March 5 at 10:00 am when Quinn's will be giving away over ten thousand dollars in jewelry.