The following excerpt was published in Cobb Life Magazine's "Best of Cobb" article
Best Jeweler | Cumberland Diamond Exchange | 2800 Cumberland Blvd. SE, Smyrna | 770-434-4367
Located in Smyrna, Cumberland Diamond Exchange has been making dreams come true for 35 years with its award-winning, family-owned approach to jewelry.
Owned by husband-and-wife duo Mark and Rhonda Jacobson, Cumberland Diamond Exchange is ranked among the top 5 percent of jewelers in the United States and offers a wide range of bling for every style, including bridal jewelry, loose diamonds, stone settings, designer jewelry, corporate gifts, one-of-a-kind custom jewelry design and even estate consultations and appraisals, in-house repair and ring resizing.
This is the third year Cobb Life readers have voted Cumberland Diamond Exchange the Best Jeweler in Cobb since the contest began, and that’s probably because the Jacobsons and their team of dedicated staff, including daughter Melissa and three graduate gemologists, reflect a culture where everyone, regardless of budget, can feel welcome.
If you’re ready to be treated like one of the family, head over to Cumberland Diamond Exchange for your next jewelry purchase.
Rhonda Jacobson, who co-founded Cumberland Diamond Exchange with her husband and serves as vice president of human resources and graduate gemologist of the Cumberland Boulevard business, said she was shocked by the honor and surprised by the family members, friends and staff of the business who revealed themselves after she was announced as the award winner. Her involvement in the community includes service as a member of the WellStar Foundation Board of Trustees and as a board member for liveSAFE Resources, which runs the only domestic violence shelter in Cobb County. She is also chair-elect of liveSAFE.
The 24 Karat Club Southeastern United States (SEUS) hosted its 42nd annual black-tie banquet at the elegant Atlanta Country Club last night; Cumberland Diamond Exchange (CDE) received the coveted "Jeweler of the Year" award for the Southeastern United States. Each year, 24 Karat Club SEUS selects one store from a multitude of extremely qualified nominees. CDE was chosen for their dedication and love of the jewelry industry, and commitment to civic duties above and beyond their service as retail jewelry store.
Small Business of the Year
The Small Business of the Year awards were established in 1982 to honor the significant role that small businesses play in the Cobb community and economy. In 2004, the Top 25 small businesses were also showcased as the exceptional companies that keep Cobb influential and thriving. Cumberland Diamond Exchange has been in the Top 25 for 3 consecutive years (2013, 2014, 2015). This year Cumberland Diamond Exchange was recognized as the 2015 Cobb Chamber Business of the year.
Outstanding Support of the Pink Ribbon Golf Classic
Cumberland Diamond Exchange was honored on April 3, 2015 for their years of support of the American Cancer Society's Pink Ribbon Golf Classic.
A special presentation was made to CDE's owners Rhonda and Mark Jacobson by the society. Each year, they have designed a special one-of-kind piece for ACS's live auction as well as a charity charm that they sell in the store and donate 50 percent to the Pink Ribbon Golf Classic. Last year, the piece raised $1,500+.
Dedicated Community Service Award
Rhonda and Mark Jacobson, owners of Cumberland Diamond Exchange, were honored during the 14th Annual Hearing Children's Voices Gala and Auction benefiting SafePath Children's Advocacy Center. They received an award for their commitment and dedicated service to the community.
This year's theme was The Wizard of Cause; CDE donated ruby slipper ring holders and gift cards for each table, 150 ruby slipper jeweled enamel trinket boxes, and a Wizard of Cause whimsical 14k gold antique charm with necklace. The charm contains 18.6 grams of gold and is valued at $3,000 retail.
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Sam Olens Award
The Sam Olens Business Community Service Award, presented by the Cobb Chamber and Georgia Trend magazine, recognizes deserving businesses for their service to the community through support of not-for-profit organizations. Any Cobb Chamber business member, large or small, that has given back to the Cobb community is eligible for nomination.
Cumberland Diamond Exchange was nominated by SafePath Children's Advocacy Center.
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Small Business of the Year
In 1982, the Small Business of the Year awards were established to honor the important role that small businesses play in the Cobb community and the economy. In 2004, the Top 25 small business were also showcased as the exceptional companies that keep Cobb influential and thriving. By 2012, the Small Business Hall of Fame was created to shine a spotlight on the growing number of businesses that continue to set the standard for small businesses very high. Cumberland Diamond Exchange has been inthe Top 25 for 3 consecutive years (2013, 2014, 2015).
SJTA Certified Jeweler status by the Atlanta Jewelry Show
Atlanta Jewelry Show Recognized "Cumberland Diamond Exchange's Rhonda Jacobson" For Taking Extra Steps Toward Professional Development
Rhonda Jacobson of Cumberland Diamond Exchange has been awarded SJTA Certified Jeweler status by the Atlanta Jewelry Show, the nations' premier Trade Show for independent jewelers. Designed to enhance the professionalism and to expand the knowledge base of retail jewelers, the Atlanta Jewelry Show's Certified Jeweler program recognizes those dedicated retailers interested in advancing their businesses by participating in the full range of educational and professional development programs in the Atlanta Jewelry Show offers.
Master Jeweler Patrick O'Brien awarded the 2009 Scholarship Award by the Twenty-Four Karat Club of the Southeastern United States
Cumberland Diamond Exchange Shop Manager and Master Jeweler Patrick O'Brien was recently awarded the 2009 Scholarship Award by the Twenty-Four Karat Club of the Southeastern United States. The black tie event took place Aug. 8 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. O'Brien was chosen to receive the Jewelers Award due to his desire to further his education and attain personal achievement.