Meet Our Team

Craig S. Husar   , G.G., C.G.   Owner, President & Chief Romance Officer  Graduate Gemologist - Gemological Institute of America  Former Instructor of Gemology - Gemological Institute of America  Certified Gemologist - American Gem Society  Award-Winning Jewelry Designer   "The Face of Fine Diamonds" -Milwaukee Magazine

Craig S. Husar, G.G., C.G.

Owner, President & Chief Romance Officer

Graduate Gemologist - Gemological Institute of America

Former Instructor of Gemology - Gemological Institute of America

Certified Gemologist - American Gem Society

Award-Winning Jewelry Designer

"The Face of Fine Diamonds" -Milwaukee Magazine

Craig Husar

Craig's career began at a young age while working at his family’s jewelry store. He’s now worked in the jewelry industry for over 35 years. His passion for gemology inspired him to attend the Gemological Institute of America, in Santa Monica, CA. It was there that he began his teaching career as an Instructor of Gemology.

Years later, he crossed paths with famed treasure hunter, Mel Fisher, who had discovered the Spanish shipwreck, Nuestra Señora de Atocha. Mel's team had recovered a 90 carat Colombian emerald and Craig was hooked. A conversation with Mel lead him to join his team of treasure hunters in Key West. He went on to become the Exhibition Director and developed the "Treasures of the Atocha" exhibit which traveled to 85 cities throughout North America. The final stop of the exhibit was at Lyle Husar Designs in 1998.

While there, Craig decided it was time to return to the family business. He has lead the company through three major expansions and is now the proud owner of Craig Husar Fine Diamonds & Jewelry Designs.

This Renaissance man is most grateful for his relationship with his family; wife Danielle, children; Becca, Aidan and Nadia, and four-legged companion Oliver.

Connect with him at 262-789-8585


Christine Husar-Anderson   Vice President | Operations Manager | Award-Winning Jewelry Designer

Christine Husar-Anderson

Vice President | Operations Manager | Award-Winning Jewelry Designer

Christine Husar-Anderson

Christine has worked in the jewelry industry for nearly 30 years. She started with Husar’s in 1990 and currently serves as the Vice President and Operations Manager. Christine is proud to be the second generation of the Husar family. She attended the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin - Waukesha where she majored in business and minored in art. She has received numerous awards for her skills in jewelry design. Her gemological knowledge was gained through course work at the Gemological Institute of America.

Christine is married with two sons, Alex & Max, step-daughter Chrissy and two grandsons, Mason and Brycen. She loves crafting, gardening, pastel drawing, boating and hiking. Her preferred vacation spot is Florida. She's passionate about her family business and works hard to insure that it thrives and succeeds.

Her favorite gemstones are druzy, tourmaline and sapphire and her newest favorite designer is Meira T. When Christine is not busy designing jewelry, she's hanging out with her kids, playing with her dog Beemer, taking long walks and relaxing by a bonfire with friends.

Connect with her at 262-789-8585


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Lyle C. Husar & Alice M. Husar

Founders

Master Watchmaker

Member Wisconsin Horological Society


Becca Husar, CSA

Showroom Manager | Trusted Jewelry Advisor | Design Studio Manager | 3D CAD Jewelry Designer

Becca Husar has worked in the jewelry industry for over 8 years. She is the Husar Design Studio Manager and proudly represents the third generation of the Husar family. She started with Husar’s in 2011. Raised in Southeastern Wisconsin, she is a Graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater with a double major in Bachelor of Fine Arts and Communications. Becca's certified through the American Gem Society and is currently enrolled gemological studies at the Gemological Institute of America.

She is a busy mother who loves landscaping, gardening, mixed media painting, reading, cooking, hiking and exploring new places.

Her favorite gemstones are diamonds, emeralds and Paraiba tourmaline. Her favorite designers are Tacori, Hearts On Fire, Brother Wolf, Freida Rothman, Swarovski and of course... Husar Signature Custom Designs.

Connect with her at 262-789-8585


Lindsey McCormick, AJP, CSA

Trusted Jewelry Advisor | GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional | 3D CAD Jewelry Designer

Lindsey has worked in the jewelry industry for over 12 years. She started with Husar’s while in college in 2007. Lindsey was born and raised in Manitowoc, WI and earned a Bachelors degree at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. She is certified as an Accredited Jewelry Professional by the Gemological Institute of America and a Certified Sales Associate by the American Gem Society.

She's married to a gourmet chef so it's no surprise that she's a bit of a foodie. Her favorite hobbies include shopping and traveling, with New York and any place tropical among her favorite destinations. She has two pets, a dog and cat. Something that most people don't know about her is that she grew up hunting and fishing with her father.

Lindsey's favorite gemstone is diamond and her favorite designers are Hearts On Fire, Tacori and Simon G. When she's not at work, she love's being home, spending time with her husband and family.

Connect with her at 262-789-8585


Michelle Thompson, AJP

Trusted Jewelry Advisor | Online Inventory Manager | GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional | Associate 3D CAD Jewelry Designer

Michelle has worked in the jewelry industry for over 13 years. She started at Husar’s in 2016. She grew up in Menomonee Falls, WI and is a Graduate of Carroll College with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. She is an Accredited Jewelry Professional (GIA) and Diamond and Gemstone Certified (DCA).

She loves going "up north" with her husband Casey, two daughters (8yrs & 5yrs) and dog Jack. Michelle's hobbies include drawing, sketching, reading, horseback riding and baking. One of her secrets that very few people know about her is that she is a huge sci-fi/fantasy geek.

Her favorite gemstone is tanzanite because of the rich violet hue and her favorite designers are Tacori and Diama. When she's not at work, you'll find Michelle with her family. She loves having extended family over for dinner on weekends and taking the girls to the zoo or museums.

Connect with her at 262-789-8585


Peter Hannes IV, AJP

Trusted Jewelry Advisor | GIA Diamonds Graduate | GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional | 3D CAD Jewelry Designer

Peter has worked in the jewelry industry for over 10 years. He started at Husar’s in 2018. Born and raised in Racine, WI, Peter is currently living in Milwaukee while completing his MBA at UW-Milwaukee.  He has his Accredited Jewelry Professional Certificate, as well as a Graduate Diamonds Degree from GIA.

Outside of work, Peter is an avid Brewers and Packers fan. His favorite place to get away is New York City, but during the summer you can find him at any of the outdoor festivals downtown Milwaukee.

His favorite gemstones are tsavorite, demantoid, and opal. His favorite designers are A. Jaffe, Hearts on Fire, and Shinola.

Connect with him at 262-789-8585


Derek Dutelle

Trusted Jewelry Advisor Apprentice

Derek has worked in the jewelry industry for 2 years. He started at Husar’s in 2017. Derek has had an avid interest in gemology since a very young age. He currently attends Oconomowoc High School where he is a member of the track team and enjoys watching school sporting events.

His favorite gemstones are emeralds, rubies, and sapphires. His favorite jewelry designers are William Henry, and Shinola. Derek lives in Oconomowoc with his parents, Mark and Tracy, his sister Paige and his beloved German shorthair pointer, Lexi.

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Gemological Institute of America

What is a GIA Graduate Gemologist (GG)?
The prestigious GIA Graduate Gemologist diploma teaches jewelers the science and technical knowledge needed to deal with the entire spectrum of diamonds and colored stones. The distinguished GIA GG designation at the end of an individual's name is instantly recognized around the world as the mark of a senior professional in the jewelry industry.

What is an Accredited Jewelry Professional (AJP)?
The GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional diploma is designed specifically for sales associates and provides them essential product knowledge they need to provide customers with accurate diamond information.


American Gem Society

Our titles and designations were developed to help you know the qualifications of someone who works in the jewelry industry. Our members must adhere to the American Gem Society’s code of ethics and are required to re-certify their title or designation each year.

What is a Registered Jeweler, RJ
This title lets you know that the jeweler you are working with truly understands jewelry, diamonds, and gemstones. To earn this title, the associate has completed required coursework and classroom study, along with written and practical exams in diamond grading.

What is a Certified Gemologist, CG
A Certified Gemologist has taken advanced studies in diamonds and colored gemstones. A CG also demonstrates mastery of diamond, gemstone, and precious metal testing procedures.

What is a Certified Gemologist Appraiser, CGA
This title is the most highly regarded among peers in the jewelry industry. Why? Because it certifies that the sales person can identify diamonds, gemstones, and jewelry and determine their value. This title requires advanced training and experience in determining the value of diamonds and gemstones.

What is a Certified Sales Associate, CSA
A salesperson with this designation behind his or her name has passed the Graduate Sales Associate course and The AGS Professional module. This assures you that the salesperson is knowledgeable about the diamonds and gemstones they are selling.

What is a Certfied Jewelry Arts Professional, CJAP
This designation is for those members who have completed studies in the art of jewelry repair and/or manufacturing.