May 15, 2000
Michael Babinski (above) and his wife, Mary, opened Foxfire Jewelers 15 years ago next to the old Woodgate Inn. Today, the store is in the Woodinville Towne Center.
Foxfire Jewelers of Woodinville will celebrate its fifteenth anniversary during the week of May 16-20.
On Thursday, a wax carving demonstration is planned for 3:30 p.m.; a casting demo will be held each half hour from 4 to 6 p.m. On Friday, May 19, a gem cutting demonstration will show how gems are cut and faceted.
The weeklong celebration will end on Saturday when Foxfire will offer pieces of its Carat Cake, which is baked with many natural gemstones and a special 1/4 carat Canadian Polar Bear diamond.