Meet Our Staff


Chae Carter

Chae Carter
Owner
chae@cartersjewelry.com

Chae Carter is the eldest daughter of the original owners Scott and Judy Carter. Lawson, her son is the light of her life! She is currently working towards the completion of her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from The University of Southern Mississippi along with her Graduate Gemologist Degree from the Gemological Institute of America. She strives on a daily basis to keep Carter’s true to its family roots and loyal to our customers.


 

Chae Carter

Chae Carter

Chae Carter
Owner
chae@cartersjewelry.com

Chae Carter is the eldest daughter of the original owners Scott and Judy Carter. Lawson, her son is the light of her life! She is currently working towards the completion of her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from The University of Southern Mississippi along with her Graduate Gemologist Degree from the Gemological Institute of America. She strives on a daily basis to keep Carter’s true to its family roots and loyal to our customers.

 

Tim Sims
Master Jeweler

Tim Sims began his career in the jewelry industry when he began Horology coursework at Jones County Junior College. After graduating he began working at Carter’s Jewelry as the jeweler. He has now been in the industry for over 20 years and remains one of the few Master Jewelers with the creative ability to hand carve custom pieces. Tim continues to strive for perfection and is an integral part of Carter’s and our custom designing process.


 

Tim Sims

Tim Sims
Master Jeweler

Tim Sims began his career in the jewelry industry when he began Horology coursework at Jones County Junior College. After graduating he began working at Carter’s Jewelry as the jeweler. He has now been in the industry for over 20 years and remains one of the few Master Jewelers with the creative ability to hand carve custom pieces. Tim continues to strive for perfection and is an integral part of Carter’s and our custom designing process.

 

Amanda Wigley
Head of Sales
sales@cartersjewelry.com

Amanda Wigley is married to Matt Wigley and they have a handsome son named Brayden. She is currently working on earning her Accredited Jewelry Professional (AJP) Certification through the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). She plans to eventually acquire her Graduate Gemologist Degree from GIA also. She is an essential part of the Carter’s Jewelry team and does a little bit of everything. She is head of sales and plans to have a long career with Carter’s.


Amanda Wigley

Amanda WigleyHead of Sales
sales@cartersjewelry.com

Amanda Wigley is married to Matt Wigley and they have a handsome son named Brayden. She is currently working on earning her Accredited Jewelry Professional (AJP) Certification through the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). She plans to eventually acquire her Graduate Gemologist Degree from GIA also. She is an essential part of the Carter’s Jewelry team and does a little bit of everything. She is head of sales and plans to have a long career with Carter’s.

 

Tim Fortenberry
Watch Specialist

Tim Fortenberry is our resident watch specialist and Mr. fix it.  He can do a little bit of everything, not only watch batteries. Tim was raised in Columbia, MS, then married and moved to Petal 14 years ago.  He studied Horology at Lewis Watch Repair Academy from 2010-2011 in repair of all watch repairs.  In August of 2011 he joined the Carter’s Jewelry team, and has loved every minute since.


Tim Fortenberry

Tim Fortenberry, Watch Specialists

Tim Fortenberry is our resident watch specialist and Mr. fix it.  He can do a little bit of everything, not only watch batteries. Tim was raised in Columbia, MS, then married and moved to Petal 14 years ago.  He studied Horology at Lewis Watch Repair Academy from 2010-2011 in repair of all watch repairs.  In August of 2011 he joined the Carter’s Jewelry team, and has loved every minute since.

 

 

Teresa Ely
Accounting
accounting@cartersjewelry.com

Teresa Ely is head of our Accounting Department.  She is happily married to Mike and together they have a family of six.  She is a vital member of the Carter’s Jewelry family and helps to keep us all in line.  In her spare time Teresa enjoys gardening and spending quality time with her six beautiful grand children.

Teresa Ely

Teresa Ely, Accounting
accounting@cartersjewelry.com

Teresa Ely is head of our Accounting Department.  She is happily married to Mike and together they have a family of six.  She is a vital member of the Carter’s Jewelry family and helps to keep us all in line.  In her spare time Teresa enjoys gardening and spending quality time with her six beautiful grand children.