ROCKINGHAM — Helms Jewelers employee Eddie Mabe will receive a full scholarship for diamond and fine jewelry education from the 24-Karat Club of the Southeastern United States.
The club chose Mabe after reviewing his application, which Scholarship Committee Chairman David Peters called “very impressive.”
“The 24-Karat Club is delighted to provide you with this funding to help you pursue your academic and professional goals,” Peters told Mabe. “
Mabe’s scholarship was made possible by a grant from the Diamond Council of America, an accredited school offering professional certifications in diamonds, colored gemstones and jewelry sales. Mabe will first pursue an accredited degree in the diamond program.
Eddie Mabe joined the staff at downtown Rockingham’s Helms Jewelers in 2013. He has since become proficient in jewelry repairs with training and graduation from the Blair School for Jewelers. He has also participated in extensive customer service training and attendance at regional trade shows.
Helms Jewelers is a full-line, fine jewelry store that has been serving the residents of Richmond County since 1894. Steve and Cynthia Morris have owned the business for the past 40 years.