Even as we grow, Relios remains obsessed with environmentally responsible manufacturing. For over a decade, 100% of the silver used in our designer sterling jewelry has been reclaimed from industrial processes, ensuring that no new mining is necessary to supply our silver.Because all of our jewelry is made in the USA at our Albuquerque production facility, we can easily ensure that environmentally-friendly production is maintained. We employ both air and water filtration systems to capture silver particles during our production processes, and we received a Pollution Prevention Award of Excellence from the City of Albuquerque for our efforts to reduce waste and prevent harmful pollution.
Bill Pollack began making artisan jewelry in his Albuquerque garage in 1973, and his new company Relios grew quickly. In 1987, Relios was a jewelry vendor on QVC for the network's launch. When Carolyn joined her husband Bill in 1994, she arrived with a vibrant spirit, bold personal style and design expertise. Under Bill and Carolyn's direction and with a brand-new company name, Carolyn Pollack Jewelry has become one of the top-selling jewelry brands on QVC, which reaches more than 95 million households in the United States.
Today, Carolyn Pollack Jewelry employs 200 people in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and all of our jewelry continues to be designed and manufactured here in the heart of the southwest United States. Carolyn's designs can be purchased online at CarolynPollack.com or Amazon.com, or at our retail locations: the Carolyn Pollack Jewelry Outlet in Santa Fe and the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas. Our jewelry continues to be regularly featured on QVC, as well as TVSN Australia and The Shopping Channel in Canada.
It's our desire to celebrate the heritage and history of American jewelry in the Southwest.We're thrilled to have made hundreds of thousands of people look fabulous because they purchased our jewelry. We love to interact daily with our happy customers and collectors on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
We believe that the large amount of time we spend planning, creating, and producing our products demonstrates our commitment to our loyal customers. Our customers are as passionate about beautiful jewelry as we are, and as a result, we consider many of our customers to be lifelong friends as well.So much of our success stems from the highly creative and hard-working members of our team, all honorary members of the Pollack family. We create bold jewelry with expressive silhouettes for the contemporary woman to feel fabulous. Inspired by natural and cultural landscapes, our designs feature oxidized silver, mixed metals and unusual combinations of colorful gemstones. Women all over the world buy our jewelry for its distinctive design and celebration of the beauty and style of the spirited woman.
Six of our talented jewelers have recently finished their first term at Central Community College of New Mexico, participating in a jewelry course aimed to teach jewelry fundamentals. This course was created by CNM with the help of Relios as part of our committment to continuous learning. Congratulations to Robert Ruiz, Marco Munoz, Danyuri Tarin, Migel Martinez, Ramond Salguero, and Jesus Guerro!