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“We accept the responsibility to give back to this wonderful community that has supported us for the last 132 years.” Corey Johnson

Corey Johnson working on crafting a piece of jewelry

Corey Johnson: Owner, Eaton Turner Jewelry

LACEY MIDDLESTEAD For the Independent Record, Jul 30, 2017

At Eaton Turner Jewelry of Helena, owner Corey Johnson spends his days crafting unique and timeless pieces his customers are proud to wear.

Johnson can still recall being 13 years old and standing in his father’s jewelry store learning right alongside him how to craft gold and precious stones into wearable works of art. Johnson’s father, Don Johnson, is a master goldsmith who taught jewelry design and metalsmithing at the State University College of New York in Oneonta, New York for 12 years. His work has been exhibited in numerous juried national art exhibitions and even has pieces featured in collections of the Smithsonian.

Johnson shared that he couldn’t have asked for a better mentor and instructor to learn from than his own dad.  read more

Eaton Turner Jewelry of Helena
2018 Montana Family Business Award Winner
 Big Sky Business Journal: Published 23 October 2018

Eaton Turner Jewelry of Helena is the winner of the 2018 Montana Family Business award in the very small business category (fewer than 10 employees), presented by Montana State University Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneur-ship State Farm Insurance Family Business Day.

Don and Deanna Johnson returned from Oneonta, New York to Montana in order to start a family business in 1984. read more

Eaton Turner Montana family business of the year
Corey and his father standing in a field

Just Like Dad

LAURA TODE - IR Staff Writer, Oct 11, 2003

Helena man sweeps regional gem show for the third year in a row beating his dad, who took second place.

As a little boy, Corey Johnson, often sidled up to his father's workbench, pulling on one of his magnifiers to peek over his father's shoulder as he formed gold and precious stones into wearable works of art. As young boys will often do, he told his parents that when he grew up he wanted to be "just like dad."

But boys grow into young men, and young men develop dreams of their own. After graduation from Helena High School Corey found himself at his father's alma mater, Montana State University. Corey pursued the arts, likely because of his early exposure to the creative process. The younger Johnson chose to study graphic design.

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