Our Staff

Calvin’s Fine Jewelry is proud to have an experienced team of jewelry sales professionals, including a GIA graduate gemologist, on staff. We work as a team, and each member of our staff is happy to answer your questions and be your personal shopper to help you find the perfect piece of jewelry. Hablamos Espanol.

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Calvin Smith

Owner & Founder

Calvin Smith is an accomplished jeweler with 30 years of bench-work and design experience. His passion for quality and unique design has helped him build a solid reputation as a leader in the jewelry industry. He is always looking for ways to improve the Calvin's Fine Jewelry experience for his customers. Calvin runs day-to-day operations with his wife, Jackie. Together, Calvin and Jackie have three sons.

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Jackie Smith

Custom Jewelry Designer

Jackie not only manages the business with Calvin, she is the creative force and head designer behind Calvin's custom work. Jackie is our in-store interior designer and event planner as well. She also handles donations to our favorite local charities. Apollo is Calvin and Jackie's standard poodle and our store mascot. He's always happy to meet new customers and his playful attitude keeps us all in good spirits.

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Michelle Flynn

GIA Graduate Gemologist and Jewelry Consultant

Michelle spent five years doing IT Project Management with Dell Services after earning a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs (UCCS). After realizing that her passion did not lie in IT, she received her Graduate Gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in Carlsbad, CA. She recently moved to Austin and loves her newfound career helping others find their dream ring or the perfect gift for any occasion.

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Sinthia Lamarque

Front Desk

As the designated face of Calvin's, Sinthia is the first person to greet you with a warm welcome when you walk into the store. In addition to general customer service and front desk responsibilities, Sinthia is also responsible for invoice management, ensuring all archives are up-to-date. Originally from the New York area, Sinthia moved to Austin to attend Texas State University, where she earned a nursing degree.

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Calvin Smith Jr.

Jewelry Consultant

Calvin Smith, Jr. is a major part of our sales team. Like his father, he is passionate about the family business and helps with creating custom pieces, marketing solutions, and expanding his customer base. Having completed the Graduate Diamonds program with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Calvin is one of our resident diamond experts.

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Mary Marek

Social Media Manager 

As our Social Media Marketing Manager, Mary keeps all of our customers informed on new arrivals and the latest trends via our social media platforms.  A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Mary received her B.A. in journalism with a minor in marketing, providing her immense knowledge in the realm of social media and content creation. With a unique background ranging from fashion to IT and everything in between, we are happy to welcome her to our team.

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Sandy Chapa

Shipping & Logistics

Sandy ensures that all of our diamonds and jewelry are insured and shipped safely. She is Calvin's Girl Friday and orders his tools and supplies for his work bench. Sandy is also Jackie's administrative assistant and helps her keep things running smoothly in the office. Having been with us for 14 years, Sandy is our "oldest" employee. She has 20 years of experience in the jewelry industry and can proudly say that she counts many of her customers as her good friends.

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Alex de Marigny

Administrative Assistant

As the newest addition to the Calvin's team, Alex recently moved to Austin from D.C. where she first got her feet wet in the jewelry industry. Alex can be found assisting Calvin Sr. with regular cleanings and repairs as well as supporting Jackie with any administrative needs. Passionate about jewelry, Alex spends her free time crafting jewelry at her own bench at home. She has received her Applied Jewelry Professional (AJP) certificate from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and is working towards her Graduate Gemologist degree.