What a week! The Bremer Family was honored to host Kent Wong and Caryl Capeci this week in our Peoria store. Kent Wong is the Managing Director of Chow Tai Fook, the China-based parent company of Hearts On Fire®. The lovely Caryl Capeci is President of Hearts On Fire, home of the World’s Most Perfectly Cut Diamond™

Besides being a super-nice human being, Mr. Wong has incredible business savvy. He understands that locally-owned family businesses are just as important to the economy as large chain stores. Smart man.

Left to right: Bremer Jewelry COO Craig Daily, Chow Tai Fook Managing Director Kent Wong, Hearts On Fire President Caryl Copeci, Bremer Jewelry President Ronda Daily

While Mr. Wong is well versed in what makes jewelry sales tick in Asia and both of our coasts, he had never been to the Midwest! What better place to start than Peoria?

Learning from our inventory team! Left to right: Nate (Bremer Jewelry Diamond Buyer and Gemologist), Shelley (Inventory Clerk), Mallary (Retail Jewelry Buyer), Caryl Capeci of Hearts On Fire, Kent Wong of Chow Tai Fook,, Melissa (Bremer Jewelry Inventory Manager), Wes Emmer of Hearts On Fire and Claudia (Bremer Jewelry Special Orders Coordinator)

Kent and Caryl spent the morning touring our stores and picking the brains of our sales, inventory, and marketing departments. This wasn’t just a PR visit for Mr. Wong. Unpretentious and down-to-earth, he is an avid collector of knowledge and he was here to gain as much as he could from each of us.

Touring the cases with our owner Ronda Daily and COO Craig Daily

Being able to communicate our guests’ wants and needs to our industry partners is of paramount importance to the family at Bremer Jewelry. It was wonderfully affirming to have Kent and Caryl here in person listening carefully to our team members’ feedback! Chow Tai Fook is committed to supporting and improving the already amazing Hearts On Fire® brand.

Our Inventory Manager, Melissa, chats with Kent Wong and Caryl Capeci about the Central Illinois bridal market.

Needless to say, it was a very special moment for the Bremer Family! We look forward to continuing and expanding our great partnership with Hearts On Fire.

Ronda Daily, Kent Wong, and Bremer Director of Operations Justin May – learning and sharing!

Talking about our large bridal selection with Marketing Manager, Ashley!


Lovely ladies Ronda Daily and Caryl Capeci