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James Avery Craftsman
Jewelry Retail Stores
James Avery Craftsman is a private company that designs, manufactures, and sells
jewelry, primarily Christian in theme. The founder, James Avery, started the business in
1954 in Kerrville, Texas out of his two-car garage with about $250 in capital. The
business has grown to about 200 independent retailers and 60 of its own stores in
Arkansas, Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. The
James Avery jewelry collection carries 1,100 designs and 14,000 pieces made in sterling
silver, 14-, 18-karate yellow and white gold, and gemstones.

Thom has been involved with the design of James Avery stores since 2002 and has
designed more than 46 retails stores for the Avery family.