Ahern & Brucker Fine Custom Jewelry
by Master Goldsmith Carol Ahern
What do the Chiefs have to say?
Below is a small collection of unsolicited letters and excerpts we have received from the Chief's directly..
Bob and Carol,
Thank you so much for my awesome ring. The quality, detail and craftsmanship is sure to guarantee this ring will be passed down from generation to generation as the most sought after heirloom in our family.
I have been looking for a Master Chief ring for two years and have never been able to find one the best symbolizes my thirty years in the navy. I've found some OK chief's rings and some nice submariner rings but the ring you and Carol made for me has set the bar beyond reach for all other jewelers.
The ring with the Master Chief anchor and dolphins on the side is elegant and understated and one of a kind, just what I wanted. The ring has a substantial weight but is so smooth and well balanced it is a joy to wear.
Your and Carol's willingness to work with me during the design and build insured it was going to not only meet but far exceed my expectations.
Much cheaper rings can be found but this is a classic example of, "You get what you pay for", and I got every penny's worth.
Bob, I just received the ring today and it's just AMAZING! The craftsmanship and attention to detail are unbelievable. It's fits perfectly as well and carries a nice weight to it. You and Carol did an OUTSTANDING job with my ring. I love it! Thank you!
I received my CPO ring yesterday and "MY GOODNESS" what a piece; it is absolutely beautiful. I'm so glad to have purchased this ring and so proud to own something like this. I let my wife open the package and when she saw the ring her mouth almost dropped to the floor. Her eyes were open wide and she was stunned and amazed, practically speechless. She uttered the word "Oh my GOODNESS, this is a beautiful ring"; she then placed it on my finger while expressing how much I deserve it . I can't wait to show it off in the Chief's mess!
This ring really embodies Navy Chiefs especially when we say...
"NAVY CHIEF, NAVY PRIDE!" and "ONE TEAM, ONE FIGHT!"
With utmost regards... Thank you,
Chief Darron Finley.
P.S. Tell Carol she did a fantastic job, and that I appreciate her hard work.
"Bob and Carol,
I got the ring over the weekend when I went home for my retirement ceremony. To say the least I was stunned. It is so good looking. It has that understated by elegant look. Which is just what I was looking for? I will send you a picture with me wearing it. But thanks a bunch for working with me on this.
VR/ CDR Jeff
Dear Bob and Carol
I just wanted to say that I have waited 10 years for this ring. I have looked at every chiefs ring on the market and was about to buy one of the others, until I saw yours online. I was amazed at the attention to detail and the care and hard work that you put into each and every ring that you design.
Well I finally got my ring I ordered and I was floored. This ring even looked better than the pictures. I can’t believe you could get such detail in a piece of jewelry. My wife was the given the honor of opening the box first. I received it on time for Christmas and Bob was wonderful to work with. Bobs willingness to listen to my thoughts on how the ring was to be made, just put me at ease.
Please allow me to say that I believe every chief that has ever served and that is still serving should own such a work of art. We deserve it. Carol you are an amazing artist and should be commended on the fine works of art that you create for us. You are the standard in which every artist so strive to become.
With all my respect and admiration
ENC (SW) Mark D. Bryner Ret.