AUBURN — Arthlin Jewelry has been chosen as a winner of the 2017 American Small Business Championship hosted by SCORE and supported by Sam’s Club.

The championship awarded the title to 102 entrepreneurs for their dedication to the success of their small businesses. The American Small Business Champions will each receive a $1,000 Sam’s Club gift card, an all-expense-paid trip to a training and networking event, SCORE mentoring and publicity throughout the year.

Arthlin Jewelry earned the title by submitting an online application describing the most unique aspect of its business that has contributed to its success, its positive impact on the community, and its plans to use the prizes to grow its business. Nominations that garnered at least 100 votes were presented to a judging panel of small-business experts that determined 102 winners.

Arthlin Jewelry is a small operation that was quickly noticed by the fashion industry. Owner Lincey Viel said, “We were still based out of a living room when we caught the attention of Vogue, Seventeen, Glamour and Redbook magazines. And then Kendall Jenner wore one of our pieces and featured it on her website next to a Givenchy sweater.”

Arthlin Jewelry’s products are available online at, and on Amazon and Etsy.

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