JewelryImpressions.com is a division of Quality Merchandise Brokers, Inc, which began its Internet operation in 1997. Since then, we have helped thousands of individuals expand their jewelry collections with premium quality jewelry.
Affiliations & Memberships
JewelryImpressions.com is the first Internet-based affiliate member of the American Gem Trade Association. We are listed with the Jewelers' Board Of Trade (#02198992), so you can feel confident in our products and service.
Michelle currently serves as President of the Mile High GIA Alumni Association of Colorado since 2008, and was recently honored as GIA's 2011 International Leadership Award receipient. She is also earned the Mile High Chapter's Leadership Award for 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012.
Michelle serves on the board of the Rocky Mountain Jeweler's Association and is honored to be the first Internet jeweler to earn SJTA Certified Jeweler Status.
Michelle is an active member of the Mead Area Chamber of Commerce. Below is a Business Spotlight interview Michelle did with the Chamber of Commerce in 2010.
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About Michelle Rahm, President, QMB, Inc. & Graduate Gemologist
After seven years in corporate management, Michelle decided she needed a change. She founded her first Internet business in 1997, becoming a pioneer in online business and a recognized expert in credit card fraud prevention. The Company established JewelryImpressions.com as a division of QMB in 1999, EngravingShop.com in 2003, which she sold in 2007, and OurCustomWeddingRings.com in 2009.
Michelle holds a Graduate Gemologist Diploma, Graduate Diamonds Diploma and Graduate Colored Stones Diploma through the Gemological Institute of America's distance education program.
Rahm has spoken to a number of groups, written articles and been an interview subject for a number of leading trade, Internet and media outlets, including InStore magazine, the Denver Post, Life & Style Weekly magazine, NBC's Dateline, and others.
Rahm grew up in Dubuque, Iowa. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Platteville, where she earned a bachelor's degree in business administration, with emphases in marketing and management and a minor in Spanish. She was honored by UWP as an outstanding business alumnus of its College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture in 2003. Michelle worked actively with her alma mater to establish an e-commerce curriculum at the school.
Michelle and her husband have a 20-year-old son, Joshua, and in her spare time she enjoys playing golf, hiking, watching movies, skiing, gardening, watching football, entertaining, traveling and health and fitness. She also serves as a volunteer counselor at a pregnancy center for at-risk women.
About Max Mayer, Social Media & Marketing Intern
Max Mayer, is the newest member of the Quality Merchandise Brokers, Inc. team. After a decades-long career working in a family business, he decided to return to college as a non-traditional student.
Max is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay graduating in December with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an emphasis in marketing. He is very excited about the new adventure he is about to embark on and looks forward to the challenges and rewards in the world of the online jewelry business.
Max currently lives in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin which is about 40 miles straight north of Green Bay. In his spare time he enjoys music, watching movies, going to and watching Milwaukee Brewers games, cooking out with friends and family, and just about anything that involves being in the great outdoors.
Liz Swenson, Graduate Gemologist/Diamond Buying Consultant
Liz has been a member of our team since 2009. Liz is a Graduate Gemologist through the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). She has been in the jewelry industry for over 13 years. Currently, she specializes in appraising jewelry, loose diamonds and gemstones. Liz is a board member of the Mile High Chapter of the GIA Alumni Association and loves to continue her education, knowledge and support in the diamond and jewelry industries. She is also a graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Looking for advice on a special diamond, visit Liz at DiamondBuyingConsultant.com. She'll put her knowledge and expertise to work for you.
Liz loves to spend time with her husband Jeff, son Cole and daughter Lyla. In her spare time she enjoys playing sports, traveling and digital scrapbooking.