Dazzling Style: Doug and Brandi Turner

By Leslie Moore

Dazzling Style: Doug and Brandi Turner

Doug and Brandi Turner, Douglas Diamond Jewelers

Tell us a little about yourselves.

Brandi: We are newlyweds! Our wedding was in March, but we’ve been together for eight years. Doug is originally from Virginia, and I am from from Lexington, North Carolina – Doug has been in the retail jewelry business for nearly 30 years, and we met when I went to work for him in Lexington. We moved to Shallotte and opened Douglas Diamond Jewelers in 2008. Last year, we moved into our new location on Main Street.

Doug: We both love it here and have made a lot of good friends in the area. Also, we’ve become involved with quite a few local charities. In May, we participated in a fundraiser for two local cancer patients, and it was a huge success.

Do you have “go-to” outfits in your closet that you know will always work and make you feel your best? What are they?

Brandi: I love my palazzo pants paired with a long tunic, and would wear leggings and tunics all the time if I could! I did choose an amazing wedding dress; it was very simple and classic.

Doug: I believe pretty jewelry makes every outfit better. We have jewelry that will become your go-to jewelry, as well as those special pieces to match a dressier outfit.

How long does it take you to get ready and out of the house in the morning?

Brandi: We only live five minutes from the store, so that part is easy. I can be ready in an hour, but I like to have longer in the mornings for my coffee time.

What does “fashionable” mean to you?

Brandi: For me, it’s well matched, coordinated outfits and jewelry that suit the occasion. If you feel well dressed, you carry yourself better and project self confidence.

Tell us about Douglas Diamond Jewelers. What is the best thing about running a business with your spouse?

Doug: We complement each other, and this has made our marriage and business successful. I have the stability, fine diamond and product knowledge gained from my 30-plus years in the jewelry business, and Brandi is more creative and willing to try new ideas. It works.

Brandi: Douglas Diamond Jewelers is not a chain – we live here, work here and are involved with the community. Our customers are also our friends, and we give them one-on-one personal service. I can help you find the perfect piece of jewelry, whether you’re looking for a simple pair of diamond studs for everyday wear or dressier bangles for special occasions. It’s also wedding season, and we have some wonderful bridal jewelry and anniversary pieces. White gold and platinum are still our number one sellers, but yellow and rose gold are making a comeback, along with yellow and cocoa diamonds.

Contact Brandi and Doug by calling 910-755-5546 or at 4700 Main Street in Shallotte, North Carolina. Find them online at www.douglasdiamondjewelers.com.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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