Meet Us

Meet the Oz’s Jewelers Team

 
Oz Hefner Owner and Jeweler Extraordinaire   Oz has been a jeweler for 44 years and has been in business for almost 37 years. He is certified through GIA in studies of Gold and Precious Metals and Diamond Grading through Gem School America. Oz is also a certified laser specialist, being the 4th jewelry store in North Carolina to complete repair work with laser technology. Not only does Oz stay busy with jewelry repair, he is also the President of the North Carolina Jewelers Association.  Fun fact: Oz is ordained and has officiated two weddings in the store… so far!  Contact: oz@ozsjewelers.com

Oz Hefner
Owner and Jeweler Extraordinaire

Oz has been a jeweler for 44 years and has been in business for almost 37 years. He is certified through GIA in studies of Gold and Precious Metals and Diamond Grading through Gem School America. Oz is also a certified laser specialist, being the 4th jewelry store in North Carolina to complete repair work with laser technology. Not only does Oz stay busy with jewelry repair, he is also the President of the North Carolina Jewelers Association.

Fun fact: Oz is ordained and has officiated two weddings in the store… so far!

Contact: oz@ozsjewelers.com

Brenda Hefner Owner/Boss   Brenda is the backbone of the operation here at Oz’s Jewelers. When asked what she does, she replied, “everything Oz doesn’t.” She can make magic happen!  Fun fact: she has been to every state but Kansas!  Contact:  brenda@ozsjewelers.com

Brenda Hefner
Owner/Boss

Brenda is the backbone of the operation here at Oz’s Jewelers. When asked what she does, she replied, “everything Oz doesn’t.” She can make magic happen!

Fun fact: she has been to every state but Kansas!

Contact: brenda@ozsjewelers.com

 
 
 
Melissa Haynes Business Manager   Melissa keeps the Oz’s team organized and running smoothly! She comes to us with a degree from UNC and 20 years management experience. Melissa has worked part-time at Oz’s Jewelers since 2012 and join the team full-time in 2019.  Fun fact: Melissa is very addicted to the Zillow real estate website.  Contact her: melissa@ozsjewelers.com

Melissa Haynes
Business Manager

Melissa keeps the Oz’s team organized and running smoothly! She comes to us with a degree from UNC and 20 years management experience. Melissa has worked part-time at Oz’s Jewelers since 2012 and join the team full-time in 2019.

Fun fact: Melissa is very addicted to the Zillow real estate website.

Contact her: melissa@ozsjewelers.com

EmilyAnn Graudin Sales and Marketing   EmilyAnn has been a member of the Oz’s Jewelers team since August 2018 and is fully responsible for all insane Instagram stories. She comes to us with degree in marketing and loves anything with sapphires.  Fun fact: EmilyAnn has an office supply obsession that keeps Office Depot in business.  Contact her:  emilyann@ozsjewelers.com

EmilyAnn Graudin
Sales and Marketing

EmilyAnn has been a member of the Oz’s Jewelers team since August 2018 and is fully responsible for all insane Instagram stories. She comes to us with degree in marketing and loves anything with sapphires.

Fun fact: EmilyAnn has an office supply obsession that keeps Office Depot in business.

Contact her: emilyann@ozsjewelers.com

 
 
Karen Abernathy Sales Associate   Karen has been in the jewelry industry for over 25 years and with Oz’s Jewelers 3 years. She truly loves connecting with her customers and loves the excitement jewelry brings people.  Fun fact: Karen once proposed for a nervous young man to his girlfriend in the jewelry store… and she said yes!  Karen works with us on Saturdays

Karen Abernathy
Sales Associate

Karen has been in the jewelry industry for over 25 years and with Oz’s Jewelers 3 years. She truly loves connecting with her customers and loves the excitement jewelry brings people.

Fun fact: Karen once proposed for a nervous young man to his girlfriend in the jewelry store… and she said yes!

Karen works with us on Saturdays

Sarah Sharpe Sales Associate   Sarah works with us when she is home from college. She is a junior at South Carolina University studying communications.

Sarah Sharpe
Sales Associate

Sarah works with us when she is home from college. She is a junior at South Carolina University studying communications.

Kathy Cloninger-Lowman Sales Associate   Kathy is a newer member of the Oz’s Jewelers team. She retired from Catawba County Schools and now enjoys spending time with her kids and grand-kids!  Fun fact: Kathy once snuck into the Grove Park Inn to meet Patrick Swayze… her and her friends made it all the way to the pent-house suite before getting caught!  Kathy works with us part-time through out the week.

Kathy Cloninger-Lowman
Sales Associate

Kathy is a newer member of the Oz’s Jewelers team. She retired from Catawba County Schools and now enjoys spending time with her kids and grand-kids!

Fun fact: Kathy once snuck into the Grove Park Inn to meet Patrick Swayze… her and her friends made it all the way to the pent-house suite before getting caught!

Kathy works with us part-time through out the week.

Linda McKinney Sales Associate   Linda is the newest member of the Oz’s Jewelers team and comes to us with several years of jewelry experience.  Linda works with us part-time through out the week

Linda McKinney
Sales Associate

Linda is the newest member of the Oz’s Jewelers team and comes to us with several years of jewelry experience.

Linda works with us part-time through out the week