Meet the Team

Since 1999, Grace Jewelers has been a very special place to find beautiful jewelry in downtown Black Mountain, North Carolina. The quality of our handcrafted and handselected jewelry is only surpassed by that of the reception of every visitor who enters the store. We believe that great service makes a great difference and therefore have a strict policy to always “greet you at the front door!”

David Ruland

David Ruland

Business Owner

David Ruland, along with his wife, Kirby, are the owners of Grace Jewelers. David is a goldsmith and jewelry designer, with 32 years of experience in the jewelry industry. David is a proud UNC-Chapel Hill graduate. He has lived in Asheville for the past 32 years.

Nathaniel Ruland

Nathaniel Ruland

Sales Manager

Nathaniel Ruland represents the second generation of Grace Jewelers. At the age of 12, Nathaniel began to learn the family business by working in the store. After graduating from Montreat College, he stepped into the role of sales manager of Grace Jewelers. Currently his time is spent crafting custom designs, handling sales and managing the store.

Kirby Ruland

Kirby Ruland

Co-Owner

Claudette Harrington

Claudette Harrington

Inventory Expert Extraordinaire

My favorite gemstone month is September – I love the classic diamond sapphire glimmer.  But I must say it doesn’t hold a candle to the blue diamond ring my husband surprised me with in 2007 from Grace Jewelers.

Summer is my favorite season and during it, I like spending as much time as possible in the outdoors.  I love my hikes, seeing a lot of wildlife with my German Shepherd protecting me from some crazy scary wildlife sightings. I love the outdoors!

Ricky Parlier

Ricky Parlier

Jewelry Repair Asset

I am from Spruce Pine, NC and a graduate of Montreat College. I enjoy learning how to make and creating Grace Signature jewelry. In my free time I enjoy playing new board games with my wife. I enjoy serving many people in the community by repairing their precious jewelry and giving their time pieces new life.

Lisa Conner

Lisa Conner

Customer Care Diva

I was born and raised in southwest Florida and I moved up to Western North Carolina in 2012 and I have never looked back, except for vacation time. There are four things that make my life complete; my incredible husband, traveling the world (our preferred method is by cruise ships), pretty much any and all animals…little did my husband know when he married me I was already plotting our own little zoo… and most importantly jewelry. I’m head over heels for passion topaz and Swiss blue topaz but who am I kidding I love them all and all kinds of jewelry.