Thom Duma Jr., the owner of the eponymous Thom Duma Fine Jewelers (TDFJ), was recently interviewed by American Flat Track (AFT) for his lifelong dedication to the sport -- on and off the track.
As the official jeweler for the organization for the past five years, Duma has spent much of his downtime contributing to the wellbeing of AFT and its racers.
Every year, he and his sons design a custom ring for the winners of the AFT Twins and AFT Singles. This season, each one held over a full karat worth of diamonds, bringing the retail value of each ring to at least $10,000. Additionally, his jewelry company allocates money towards TV commercials and sponsorship signage at flat track racing events every season.
But with a successful retail business under his belt, one wonders why Duma does not spend his time on more leisurely activities. His current injuries, broken bones in the foot and a cracked vertebra incurred from a recent off-roading vehicle accident, underscore the risks a rider takes every time he or she steps onto the track.
For the well-loved racer-turned-jeweler, it’s not all about the need for speed.
In his interview with AFT, he states, “I do it for the relationships, both in and out of the paddock. It’s great to be there at the end for the championships, but also getting to reach the wider racing community along the way has meant just as much.”
Read the whole profile on American Flat Track’s website for more.
To learn more about Thom Duma Fine Jewelers’ work with organizations like American Flat Track, visit their website at tdfj.com, send an email to [email protected], or call (330) 393-44696.
About Thom Duma Fine Jewelers
For over a century, Thom Duma Fine Jewelers (TDFJ) has provided the Mahoning Valley community with second-to-none engagement rings, wedding rings, fine jewelry, and luxury watches. First established in 1896 as Klivan’s Jewelers, today Thom Duma Jr. leads his staff of master jewelers and gemologists in honoring his father’s legacy of perseverance through hardship and exceptional jewelry work. Visit TDFJ in Warren, Ohio for an unforgettable jewelry shopping experience and white-glove jewelry services.
Get in contact with TDFJ by visiting their website at TDFJ.com, calling their store at (330) 393-4696, emailing [email protected], or stopping by their showroom in person.
Featured image photo credit: Mary Grothe