After deciding not to become the the fourth generation dentist, in 1975 Ed Cutshall changed career paths entirely and chose to attend GIA, the Gemological Institute of America to earn his Gemologist classification. From there he entered the jewelry industry and by 1977 he was designing and designing and making jewelry of his own.
Ed was the first non-Japanese national to ever place in the International Pearl Competition, taking Second Prize in 1985 and has been awarded an AGTA Spectrum award First Place in 1990. Ed holds the patent for the Jubilant Crown facet pattern used in both diamonds and colored gemstones. He is personally involved with creating almost every piece in our portfolio.
Claire, the ever steady heart of Hunt Country remembers almost every piece she‘s ever sold! You’ll find her managing the store, at the lapidary bench, or attending one of the many community groups she supports. Claire has been our precision lapidarist for 25 years, studying under master cutter Sean Sweeney. She loves colored gemstones and has a wealth of knowledge about gems, jewelry trends, and the industry that she is happy to share!
Logan has been following in his father’s footsteps since a very young age. At 13, in conjunction with his dad he was awarded an Honorable Mention AGTA Spectrum award. Around the same time he worked to develop the iKrave line of silver designs, some of which we still make today!
Logan made his profession official by earning a Geosciences degree from Virginia Tech and receiving his Graduate Gemologist certification from GIA. He interned in Southern Kenya with the late Campbell Bridges - the discoverer of Tsavorite and Tanzanite - mining tsavorites in the Scorpion Mine. Logan enjoys playing with design and technique in the shop and is our resident photographer, electrician, IT guy and general renaissance man.
Carolyn married into the business from a seemingly unrelated field with a BFA in Theater Performance and an MS in Arts Administration. But she has found an outlet for her theatrical knowledge in designing and decorating the store and seasonal window displays along with pictorial advertisements and photo shoots. She can be found at the store with Claire working on the displays, our website, or managing our social media.