Please join us for an extraordinary event at Max's in St. Louis Park where we will mix, mingle, network, and learn from one of the best in our fashion community - Ellen Hertz. Max's is an award winning, amazing retail experience that creates success by offering one-of-a-kind fine jewelry and luxurious chocolates from around the globe. We will hear from Ellen Hertz, FGI Member, former FGI Regional Director, and owner of Max's. She will share her story, vision, and retail concept that has won many awards and accolades from the jewelry & fashion industry. She will highlight a guest artisan, Ray Griffiths, who has been designing fine jewelry for over 30 years. Ray Griffiths Fine Jewelry is recognized for its exquisite metalwork, brilliantly-cut gemstones, and skillful craftsmanship. Each of his settings features the “crownwork” he’s become known for, drawing on techniques he learned in his early apprenticeship. His collections include heirloom earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets as well as custom design work. His designs are admired and worn by distinguished clients from around the world. Light hors d'oeuvre & refreshments will be provided. All FGI sales are final and non-refundable.