By  on July 29, 2013

Candy Udell has gone from “mom and pop” to a big family.

The industry veteran, who is slated to accept the Women’s Jewelry Association’s Hall of Fame award tonight, began her career in 1973, working alongside her husband in his family’s store, London Jewelers, which was founded in 1926.

At the time, when the duo began working in the small shop on a corner in the Long Island town of Glen Cove, N.Y., London Jewelers was a mom-and-pop shop that hadn’t yet expanded its footprint.

“My husband and I were married in college, and I went right into the business,” Udell said. “We had one small store. Now we have 12 stores and counting.”


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