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Brandon was born and raised in Uniontown, PA and is the only child of Joyce and David. Brandon attended Marshall University, where he was a captain of the Men’s Golf Team, and obtained a degree in Finance. Upon graduation, Brandon attended the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, California where he completed the Graduate Gemologist and the Accredited Jewelry Professional programs. He continued his jewelry education by studying the jewelry manufacturing process for several months in Mumbai, India. Brandon founded Joyce’s Jewelry Boutique in 2011, which was located in Morgantown, WV and sold this entity in 2015.
Brandon currently sits on the board of directors for the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and is Co-Chair of the Fayette Young Professionals Network. Brandon, his wife, Rachel, and their two children are residents of the Morgantown community.
What is your favorite piece of jewelry and why?
Besides my wedding band (of course), my favorite piece of jewelry is the 18K yellow gold diamond cufflinks my wife gifted me on our wedding day. The fact that she designed and created them with my team at Joyce’s Jewelry makes them extra special!
What is your favorite food?
I would choose my mom’s famous pasta and meatballs. It doesn’t matter the type of noodles; as long it’s Joyce’s homemade red sauce!
If you had the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
I have always wanted to go to Israel. The history, the culture, the diamond bourse, the Dead Sea; I can go on and on!
If you could have dinner with any person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
I would like to have dinner with my late grandfather, Joe Katzeff. Unfortunately, I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but I always enjoy the stories I have heard. He was a character with a big personality!
If you had the opportunity to purchase one piece of jewelry at Joyce’s Jewelry, what piece would you choose and why?
I would choose a gold Ulysse Nardin Skeleton X. I love the way the gold watch feels, and this piece with the skeleton case and the exposed movement is amazing!