Membership Spotlight: Meigs Jewelry
For nearly 50 years, Meigs Jewelry has provided high quality jewelry at a great value to the Tahlequah area. Owners, Todd and Paula Mutzig, have continuously shown their immeasurable love for Tahlequah over the years, by making numerous investments to deteriorated downtown properties including Sam and Ella's Pizza, Redmen Studios, A Bloom Flowers & Gifts, Junie's and of course, Meigs Jewelry. The Mutzigs have grown Meigs Jewelry into an award-winning jewelry store and are very proud to be located in the heart of downtown Tahlequah. Meigs Jewelry has been honored to receive Oklahoma’s Main Street 2014 Downtown Business of the Year Award and to be recognized by Town and Country Magazine, as one of the top jewelry stores in the nation.
Todd and Paula Mutzig started their journey years ago as high school sweethearts, celebrating 33 years of marriage this June. Although they are a team, they have both worked very hard individually to get to where they are now. Todd is not only a third generation downtown business owner, but also graduated with a marketing degree from NSU and has continued his education through the Gemological Institute of America. He has worked tirelessly as a previous Chamber board president and was one of the spearheads of Vision 2000, which was ultimately the rebirth of the Tahlequah Main Street Association. Todd was also chairman of the TMSA board for six years and was instrumental in securing the property for Norris Park. Paula, an integral part of their team, graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in accounting. She is a board member of the Tahlequah Community Fund and has served three years on the Tahlequah Regional Development Authority.
Unlike many other jewelry stores, Meigs Jewelry has a full-time Master Jeweler, who is qualified to repair, appraise and customize jewelry. With the expertise to make sure repairs are executed quickly and properly, their clients’ jewelry never has to leave the store. Whether their clients are looking for a specific piece of jewelry, or wish to start from scratch, Meigs Jewelry is ready to help. The Meigs Jewelry team will also work with their clients individually to discover what interests them most and help them choose the perfect piece. Their wish is to help make their clients' jewelry selection as easy and as enjoyable as possible.
In keeping with their continued goal of excellence, Meigs Jewelry has invested in machinery and software to become technologically advanced jewelers. They are one of the few stores in the state to have a laser welder. This laser welder is used for jewelry repair that were once thought to be impossible. Meigs Jewelry now also offers Igohida jewelry. Igohida means forever or everlasting in Cherokee. The Mutzigs’ culture is something that is very important to them. That is why they have created this line of jewelry. It is the perfect way to showcase the Cherokee heritage and offer a way to symbolize what forever means.
Igohida started with permanent bracelets. These bracelets are welded directly onto their clients’ wrist in the store! Whether it is a friendship, a mom and daughter bond or even a new relationship, these bracelets have come to be meaningful reminders of what forever means to everyone. Meigs Jewelry says they have had so much fun creating fun memories with everyone who has gotten an Igohida bracelet. Igohida bracelets have become so popular, they have decided to create a collection of rings. This collection features stackable bands that are each linked together by small rings. The rings will come in sterling silver, white or yellow gold, with or without diamonds and even gemstones are options. Meigs Jewelry looks forward to showcasing them and cannot wait to see everyone’s reactions.
Meigs Jewelry thinks of their clients as their friends and are always excited to add new faces to their ever-growing jewelry family. Meigs Jewelry takes great pride in their reputation, striving to have the most knowledgeable team in the state. They encourage everyone to stop in and see them on the corner of Muskogee Avenue and Delaware Street in Tahlequah for any and all jewelry needs.