Way-Fil is a combination of the orignal owners names, Wayne Hunter and Filmore McGuire. Back in the summer of 1948, these two Mississippi State University grads decided that since they had been keeping the books of a jewelry store, they had the inside track to start one of their own. Wayne's wife Margie came up with Way-Fil.
Today Way-Fil Jewelry is owned by Patti Thompson. She is a Certified Bench Jeweler (Jewelers of America) a Graduate Gemologist (GIA), a Certified Gemologist (American Gem Society) and a Certified Appraiser of Personal Property (International Society of Appraisers) with a speciality in Antique and Period Jewelry. Patti handles jewelry design, jewelry repair, and appraisals.