A NEW Concept in Buying Jewelry
Christy Hoover - Owner
Christy grew up in Harrisburg, PA, and her Mom Nedalyn, who was a skilled seamstress inspired her passion for fashion. A few of Nedalyn’s lessons included always wear a slip, shop all day before making a decision and always accessorize, which she still follows all today.
Christy attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania & attained her BA in Fashion Merchandising. While in college, her first job in retail was at the historic Pomeroy’s department store.
Upon graduation, Christy worked for Hess’s Department Store in Allentown, PA as a buyer of Junior Dresses and Outerwear. She moved on to Contempo Casuals/Wet Seal/Arden B out of San Francisco, CA and was a Regional Manager of 9 states in the Pacific Northwest. Christy has spent the last 21 years with the iconic Victoria’s Secret Brand as a District Manager, Project Manager in Store Operations and Regional HR Manager.
Following a dream of blending her passion for people, fashion and retail with her 32 years of experience, Christy Concept Jewelry was created.
Christy believes that happy associates equal happy customers, excellence is cultivated through positivity, curiosity supports being better each day than the day before & each customer should leave her store happier than when they arrived.
Nicole Warden - Senior Jewelry Consultant
Nicole started working in the jewelry industry while she attended college at Penn State, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition. Her passion for all things jewelry kept her in the industry for the next 26 years.
Her experience began at Piecing Pagoda, where she held both sales and management role, including District Manager. Nicole then worked with Morrow Farrar Jewelers in management and Higashi Jewelry and Eyewear in sales.
Nicole is a GIA certified diamond grader, which allows her to complete diamond jewelry appraisals. She also has an extensive skill set in jewelry repairs, custom and restoration work. She loves most helping customers find the perfect gift or something special for themselves and building long lasting relationships & friendships with her customers.
In Nicole’s free time, she enjoys cooking, weight training and cardio exercise.
We are honored to have Nicole on the team and look forward to our customers meeting or seeing Nicole again at our new store.
Hannah Ardnt - Jewelry Consultant
Hannah studied Business Administration at Penn State University and graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree.
While in college, Hannah began working at Victoria’s Secret as a Sales Specialist and was promoted to a Bra Fit Specialist. During Hannah’s 10 year tenure at Victoria’s Secret, she also held a variety of management positions, including PINK Supervisor, Product Manager and acting Store Manager.
Hannah’s skills reside in product knowledge, customizing the sale for each of her customers based on their needs, visual merchandising and merchandise flow.
In Hannah’s spare time she enjoys swimming, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with her big family, who is quite close.
We thoroughly enjoy having Hannah on our team because she is always smiling and always puts her customer first.
Fabiola Sallack - Jewelry Consultant
Fabiola grew up in the jewelry business in Lima, Peru with the family owned store, CARINA. She has lived in many places, including Biloxi MS, Guantanamo Cuba, Charleston SC & Shamokin PA.
Fabiola has worked in retail and the restaurant business in the Harrisburg area since the 1980’s, including Express & most recently at Higashi Jewelry for 4 years. She loves to travel to interesting places in the US and abroad. Fabiola and her husband Jeff are raising a very smart and handsome chocolate Labrador named AJ. She is an avid workout and yoga enthusiast who enjoys fashion and German automobiles.
We love having Fabiola on our team for her contagious energy and optimism & know that you will enjoy her for those reasons as well.