A native of Elizabethton, Tennessee, Faye started her jewelry career in 1971 in the jewelry department in a Sterchi’s Furniture store in Johnson City, Tennessee.
In 1997, Faye moved to Greeneville to manage the local Friedman’s Jewelers, where her store was consistently recognized for being one of the region’s best and ultimately culminating with her earning the “Superior Performance Award” for her 100-store division. Faye has completed diamond and gemology courses throughout her career, and is a certified diamontologist and gemologist. In 2008, Faye and Rick made one of their dreams a reality and opened their own store, Legacy Fine Jewelers.
Since arriving in Greeneville, Faye has been an active member of First Christian Church of Greeneville. Since Rick’s illness in the Fall of 2019, Faye can add “Caregiver” to her resume. While you may
still find Faye at the store intermittently, her focus now is on her husband, who requires constant
Co-owner, Rick Barnes, (also known as “Faye’s husband”) entered the jewelry business in 1980, shortly after graduating from Western Kentucky University in his hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
After serving in management position for several years, Rick returned to school to study Jewelry Technology, where he learned jewelry repair and fabrication. Since 1995, Rick has operated an independent jewelry repair shop, doing wholesale jewelry work for various jewelry stores in Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Virginia. Rick is a certified gemologist, having completed several diamond and gemology courses over the years. “It’s humbling to know that the piece we sell today will probably be treasured for generations to come,” says Rick.
Due to a respiratory illness, Rick has been in forced retirement, unable to speak, and requiring
24hr/day oversight since 2019. Rick greatly misses the friends he has made through Legacy Fine
Tina Glidden was born in Princeton, Illinois, and joined Legacy Fine Jewelers in June of 2011. She and her husband, Arthur, were married in 1996. Prior to moving to Chuckey in 2007, Tina and Arthur lived in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, where Tina spent 18 years working for Pinellas County. Tina has two sons, Ryan and Chayse. Ryan currently lives in Texas with his three children, while Chayse lives in Oklahoma.
Tina has proven herself to be a valuable asset to Legacy Fine Jewelers, with her natural friendliness and emphasis on customer service. She is an avid fan of Facebook and keeps the Legacy Fine Jewelers social page up to date. As always, you’ll enjoy your shopping experience with Tina or any of our friendly staff.
Legacy Fine Jewelers is proud to have Wanda Gwynne on their staff. Wanda has an extensive background in business, for years having co-owned with her husband a number of tanning salons around the East Tennessee area. A veteran of the jewelry business for over 20 years, Wanda worked full-time as Assistant Manager for the Greeneville, Tennessee location of Friedman’s Jewelers. With her experience and friendly personality, Wanda is a valuable asset to the Legacy staff.
A native of Greeneville, Wanda and her husband, Danny, have a daughter, Pam, and granddaughter, Madison. Stop in today to say “hello”, and let her assist you with your special jewelry purchase.
Legacy Fine Jewelers is thrilled to have Ashleigh on our team. After graduation, Ashleigh spent the next several years traveling the Nascar circuit, marketing Nascar merchandise. She left Nascar to pursue a career in cosmetology, graduating from Empire’s, The Hair Design School in Winston-Salem, NC. Although a licensed cosmetologist, Legacy was able to convince her to join them, and use her artistic and people skills in the jewelry business.
Ashleigh is the daughter of Jim and Margaret Ayers, the wife of Daniel Reaves, and the mother of Elizabeth (Eli) and Granger (born Oct. 17, 2020). She is also the sister of our own Savannah (Ayers) Mathes, who worked with us for several years.
Ashleigh says she is excited about the world of gemstones and jewelry, and has already proven to be a valuable asset to Legacy Fine Jewelers. She invites you to come in and let her help you with your jewelry selection.
Lori Davis joined Legacy Fine Jewelers after graduating from Walter’s State Community College in Morristown with a degree in drafting and design. She worked in design and drafting for over 20 years before joining Legacy in 2019.
Lori is the proud mother of son Seth and daughter Kyra and son-in-law Nathan.
We are thrilled to have Lori join the team with her extensive design experience and wonderful attitude. She says she is as excited about being a part of Legacy Fine Jewelers as they are to have her, and would love for you to let her assist you in picking out the perfect heirloom from their extensive collection.
Although she’s the newest member to the Legacy Fine Jewelers’ staff, Linda has over 10 years in the jewelry business, and has been at Legacy since 2019. A Greeneville resident since 2009, Linda and her late husband Ronald have two “children”, Kenneth and Rhonda, 6 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Linda and Ronald relocated from Mississippi after surviving Katrina. Linda says they love the Greeneville area because of the friendly people, beautiful mountains, and lack of hurricanes!
Do you need advice with an Engagement Ring, Anniversary Gift or marriage in general? Ask Linda, who was married OVER 55 YEARS!!