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These Are the 2023 Retailer Hall of Fame Inductees

IndependentsJun 02, 2023

These Are the 2023 Retailer Hall of Fame Inductees

This year’s honorees include one of Florida’s largest independent jewelers and two multi-store independents in the Chicago and New York areas.

Holly Wesche, Stan Razny, Ingrid Razny, Candy Udell
These are the 2023 National Jeweler Retailer Hall of Fame inductees, from left to right: Holly Wesche of Wesche Jewelers, Stan and Ingrid Razny of Razny Jewelers, and Candy Udell of London Jewelers.
New York—National Jeweler has chosen the latest group of inductees for its Retailer Hall of Fame, the annual honor given to jewelers who have made significant contributions to their communities and the industry.

The 2023 inductees are as follows.

Single-Store Independent
Holly Wesche of Wesche Jewelers

Multi-Store Independent
Ingrid and Stan Razny of Razny Jewelers

Multi-Store Independent
Candy Udell of London Jewelers

“We are so excited to induct Holly, Ingrid and Stan, and Candy into the National Jeweler Retailer Hall of Fame,” said National Jeweler Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff.

“They’ve dedicated their careers to the jewelry industry and we cannot wait to share their stories in the 2023 Retailer Hall of Fame issue, which will be out in October.”

Holly Wesche runs Wesche Jewelers, one of Florida’s largest independent jewelry stores, a business her family established 40 years ago in the city of Melbourne.

The third-generation jeweler is a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America and also holds the title of Certified Gemologist from the American Gem Society.

Wesche is a past president of the Florida Jewelers Association, the immediate past chair of Jewelers of America’s board of directors, and has also served on the board of the Leading Jewelers of the World. She has also been a Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce board member for more than 10 years.

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Stan and Ingrid Razny are the husband-and-wife team behind Razny Jewelers, which has been in business for more than 70 years.

They are proud to be the only Official Patek Philippe jeweler in Illinois and offer collections from more world-renowned Swiss timepiece brands, including Rolex, Cartier, and Breitling. The Razny family has carefully filled their showrooms with ethically sourced natural diamonds, loose gems, and breathtaking jewelry.

Stan and Ingrid have overseen the store’s expansion from one location to four. They’re joined in the family business by their three children.

Candy Udell is president of London Jewelers, first joining the business in 1973. Candy and her husband, Mark Udell (Retailer Hall of Fame Class of ‘92), teamed up to grow the family business, seeking out brands Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier and Bulgari to join the in-store lineup.

Her design and marketing expertise is credited as a driving force behind the company’s expansion from one location to several, with seven London Jewelers locations and one Rolex boutique across New York and New Jersey. 

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