Alice Herring: Alice is the President of Ford, Gittings & Kane. She is a Registered Jeweler and a Certified Gemologist Appraiser.  She is a third generation jeweler.  When not working, Alice and her husband enjoy spending time with their two boys at the lake. Contact Alice to set up an appointment at or 706-291-8811.

Jan Fergerson: Jan has been with FGK since 1973, and she is the Secretary and Treasurer of Ford, Gittings & Kane. She is a Registered Jeweler, Certified Gemologist Appraiser, and a Fellow of the American Gem Society. She is passionate about helping you find or design your perfect piece of jewelry.  In her free time, Jan loves being with her family and spending time outdoors with her children and grandchildren. Contact Jan to schedule an appointment by emailing or calling 706-291-8811.

Jerome Thomas: Jerome is our bench jeweler, custom designer and he has been with FGK since 2008. He is a Registered Jeweler, GIA Graduate Gemologist, and a Certified Gemologist, Member of the American Gem Society. Having worked at the bench over 25 years, Jerome is a talented craftsman and his expertise continues to shine through in all of his custom work.

Jimmy Madden: Jimmy is a Sales Consultant at Ford, Gittings & Kane. He has been with the company since 1998. When not working, Jimmy is usually watching Alabama football or cooking delicious meals for huge crowds.

Michele Rikard: Having grown up in the family owned company, Michele is often working behind the scenes as our Marketing Director and assists in product selection. She and her husband are the proud parents of our resident model, Miss Avery Cate. Michele can be reached at

Linda-Kay McLaughlin: Linda-Kay has taken the Pearls as One course by The Cultured Pearl Association of America.   She is a Certified Sales Associate, member of the American Gem Society and is often one of the first team members you will see out front. Joining us in 2010, she is very knowledgeable about the designer lines we carry, including William Henry, Charles Krypell, Bulova and Accutron, as well as our giftware lines. While not working, Linda-Kay loves spending time with her husband and children. She also enjoys sewing and crafts.

Krista Lovering: Krista is a Registered Jeweler, Member of the American Gem Society. She is a graduate of GIA Diamond Essentials, GIA Diamonds,  Diamond Grading,  and Colored Stone Essentials. Her bubbly personality makes shopping fun and easy. In her spare time, Krista enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Gabrielle Cordial: Gabrielle Cordial is our in-house engraver at Ford, Gittings & Kane. She is a very talented artist studying jewelry design and repair under the guidance of Jerome. Gabrielle is an award winning designer, having placed Second in her very first Georgia Jewelers Design Contest. She is also a Certified Sales Associate with the American Gem Society.

Hannah Bing:  Hannah is a Certified Sales Associate, Member of the the American Gem Society and Applied Jewelry Professional with the Gemological Institute of America.  She has completed Jewelry Essentials and is taking the Diamond Essentials course.  Hannah married Cooper Bing in 2020 which makes her perfect to be one of our bridal consultants.   Hannah is a life long learner. In addition to her gemological studies, she is taking Japanese.

Christina Johnson:  Christina manages the office at Ford, Gittings and Kane.  She keeps everything running smoothly so the rest of our team may be at your service. When not working Christina enjoys spending time outdoors hiking or kayaking with her husband Brandon and their two dogs.

Jan Felts: Jan Felts is our pearl stringer, and she has been with FGK for over a decade. She takes special care to make your pearls and beads look like new by stringing them securely.