Meet The Team

Wmmarken Team
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Bill Lyddon


Bill was raised in Bloomington-Normal and has lived in Central Illinois most of his life. Bill has a degree in Geology and is a Certified Gemologist Appraiser. With over 25 years of jewelry experience, Bill has been a member of the American Gem Society and GIA Alumni Association for many years.



Certified Gemologist Appraiser




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Ken Criser


Ken has lived in Central Illinois all his life. As an apprentice, Ken was trained in the “old school” ways of hand fabricating, diamond setting, and repairing jewelry. During his 40 year jewelry career, Ken has created or repaired many family heirloom items for generations of friends and customers in the area. Ken is a member of the American Gem Society and holds the title of Registered Jeweler. He is also a charter member of Business Network International in Bloomington-Normal.


Registered Jeweler



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Kelly Robertson


Kelly hails from East Peoria but moved to Bloomington in 2012 to study at Illinois State University. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and loves to draw. Kelly is a proud Certified Sales Associate with the American Gem Society and member of the GIA Alumni Association. 






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Jennifer Millman

Jennifer is originally from a suburb of Chicago. After pursuing a degree from Illinois State University, Jennifer received a Bachelors of Arts in Fine Jewelry and Sculpture. With her background in jewelry design, Jennifer has exhibited her pieces in multiple galleries and has received scholarships as well. As one of our store’s in-house designers, Jennifer can offer creativity for your custom jewelry ideas. Bring in ideas and we’ll help bring them to life!


Jewelry Designer




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