Clay Walker Headlines Holiday Bash and Grand Re-Opening for Iconic Jewelry Store

Michelle Watson
Clay Walker Headlines Holiday Bash and Grand Re-Opening for Iconic Jewelry Store

Brooke McDonald and Haley Free Bordes

I W MARKS HAS been a Bellaire (and Houston) staple for more than four decades. This month, a festive fete toasted not only the holiday shopping season, but also a stunning renovation.

The jewelry store’s grand reopening party, hosted by owner Brad Marks and his beautiful wife Joanna, featured delicious bites by another H-Town icon, Tony’s restaurant — plus a soundtrack provided by none other than Texas country star Clay Walker, who sang some of his hits a cappella.

Hip-hop violinist and TikTok star Demola also performed as guests perused the baubles and bling while sipping cocktails that featured diamond-shaped cubes courtesy of Fat Ice. Cheers!

Clay Walker with Joanna and Brad Marks

Shaina Park and Adele Hartland


Nina and Edd Hendee

Mike and Susan Plank

Diamond-shaped ice by Fat Ice

Laura Michelle, Hannah McNair, Amy Haymond, Joanna Marks, Shaina Park, Alexandra Ochoa and Abigail Venegas

Custom Davidoff cigars

Jason Burgess, Brandy Burgess, Nicole Armistead and Jonathan Calton

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