Ron Beauchamp remembers coming to work in the family’s Albuquerque jewelry business as a “polisher” at the age of 15. Both his grandfather and father were primarily watchmakers by trade who handed down the skills to each generation; his mother was a real people person, who loved beautiful jewelry. Rolex picked Beauchamp Jewelers in 1996 to be an Official Rolex Jeweler in New Mexico. That’s why it was not an easy decision to close the doors of Beauchamp Jewelers, which had been in business for 65 years. Beauchamp served as President of the New Mexico Jewelers Association from 1991-1994, during which time he founded the "All that Glitters Design Competition.” Ron served as an SBDA judge in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012 and 2013.