Ernie finds inspiration in photography, art museums and travel. He loves that he gets to do what he is passionate about and that each day brings new challenges and surprises. As a gemology graduate from GIA, he brings a wealth of knowledge in gems, diamonds and jewelry to the table. Ernie has over 33 years of experience helping to bring dreams to fruition. His favorite piece of jewelry is his star sapphire ring and plans to wear it on a trip around the world. Ernie truly lives the motto, “when you love what you do, you never work a day in your life!”
Erica is in love with the world of diamonds, gemstones, and jewelry. A lifelong interest in gemology and a chance meeting with Ernie Cummings led her to pursue a career in jewelry and a Diamond Graduate degree from the Gemological Institute of America. She is currently working toward her Graduate Gemologist degree. She is passionate about uniting people with the beauty of gemstones and diamonds, informing and educating, and helping them find or create the perfect piece to meet their desires. Her favorite gemstone is red spinel, a striking but lesser-known rival to red ruby.
Blaine is known for his creativity and passion for helping people create the jewelry piece of their dreams. He joined the Kizer Cummings family 11 years ago after obtaining his design degree from KU. He puts his degree to work when he is designing something new out of a piece of heirloom jewelry. He has his eye on a Bulova watch, but his wedding band is his favorite piece he owns. Which makes sense once you meet his beautiful wife and two adorable kids! When he isn’t designing gorgeous pieces you can find him playing with his children, hanging out with his chickens or trying something new in the kitchen to hold onto his “foodie” status.
Nicole loves the family environment of Kizer Cummings and has been inspired by her work to get GIA certified. After she finishes her undergraduate in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design from KU, of course! She is also the store's jewelry photographer, and the beautiful images on our website were meticulously taken by Nicole!