About Creative Jewelers
The jewelry store was founded in 1943 by Garvin Whitt, and was later sold to Howard and May Walker under the name “The Time Shop”. In 1986, Billy Hammock purchased the store and changed the name to Creative Jewelers. At the time, the store was located at 113 North Seminary Street. Billy later moved to the current Court Street location in 1997. Of special note is the fact that Billy Hammock is a Graduate Gemologist through the world-renowned Gemologist Institute of America (GIA). He is one of only a few experts in the region with this exceptional designation.
Creative Jewelers, or CJ as it is often referred, specializes in custom-made jewelry. Our full-time designers can create almost anything that you can dream. Whether it’s a new ring designed to replicate your grandmother’s antique heirloom, or a new pendant made using jewels from an old setting, our state-of-the-art design system can recreate a piece to exacting detail, or create something truly unique. If you have a design in mind and would like for us to generate a computer rendering, we’re happy to do so. We have the ability to show you the original idea, then make the necessary changes before we start manufacturing your special design.
Creative Jewelers also has a large coins department call the Coin Shoppe. Billy Hammock started collecting coins when he was five years old. Over the years he has become a well-trusted source for investment-grade gold and silver coins. The Coin Shoppe has selections for both the small and large collector.
CJ also manages estate settlements, jewelry or coin appraisals and in-house repairs. Most insurance companies will advise you that an appraisal is needed to assist in recovering the cost of replacing your special piece of jewelry in case of loss or theft. Our appraisals consist of a four-page report with photographs and an in-depth description of your jewelry.
But perhaps the most appealing aspect of CJ is our comprehensive jewelry selection. With an array of exclusive designer lines suited to all tastes and styles, CJ is your one-stop source for all of your jewelry needs. And our prices are the most competitive in town! So stop by soon and take a look at everything that CJ has to offer! And remember to register for our Customer Experience Program. Many stores talk about the importance of a quality customer relationship. At Creative Jewelers, we put that concept into practice every day!