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Highlands Master Jewelers is an independently owned family business, owned and operated by Charles and Francis Stuart, which offer a wide variety of diamonds, colored gemstones, estate jewelry, and an extensive inventory of designer and custom jewelry.
Hank Stuart started our family business in 1972 when he purchased an established jewelry store in Sebring. Hank was a sales executive for a major jewelry wholesale-manufacturing and had been in the jewelry business since the 1950’s. Hank was known for his integrity and honor which helped him quickly establish a loyal cliental. Charles Stuart, Hank’s son and now owner, is a Certified Gemologist appraiser of the American Gem Society for over 30 years and has been working with the family business since 1980, and his wife Francis since 1982.
We are known for our diverse selection of fine jewelry, hand selecting diamonds directly from Antwerp, unique gemstones, estate jewelry, jewelry repair, and custom designs. We have a complete repair shop on site and take pride in our attention to detail and expertise.
As a family owned and operated business we are part of the community, we live here and our friends are here. We see our customers in our daily lives when we go to the grocery store, out to eat, or at church. Serving our friends in our business is an honor, and we will always strive to do our best for them.
As members of the American Gem Society, we adhere to the highest standards of business practices and ethics. Knowing this you can buy from with confidence from jewelers that you can trust. We are required to re-certify every year to keep our membership. The American Gem Society was created with one mission in mind, to protect the consumer, and this is something our company firmly believes in.
Come see how over 100 years of combined staff experience and our dedication to customer service has helped us serve Highlands County for over 43 years which helped us win numerous “Best Jewelry” and “Best Jewelry Store” awards in Highlands County. This is our life, our home, and will work hard every day to make you feel like part of our family.
Highlands Jewelers has been a premier source for diamonds and fine jewelry in the Highlands County area for three generations. Our motto is "A better looking diamond for your money, guaranteed."
When you see our diamonds, you will understand why. As an Antwerp Diamond Broker, we travel halfway around the world to choose diamonds of exceptional beauty, with the most sparkle, brilliance and fire to fit our specification, and those of our customer.
Our professional staff is available to guide you through your purchase to find just the right item. Highlands Jewelers has a large selection of diamonds in all price ranges, as well as a unique selection of mountings to satisfy even the most discriminating taste. We can also create custom designs and manufacture jewelry for your individual tastes. A diamond from Highlands Jewelers is sure to be a treasured heirloom.
About the Owner
Hello,My name is Charles Stuart. As the owner of Highlands Jewelers I take great pride in offering my customers the best quality and service possible. I am the second generation owner of Highlands Jewelers and have been working in the jewelry industry for over 30 years. I am a graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America and a Certified Gemologist Appraiser for The American Gem Society.
About The Staff
Francis started out many years ago in clothing fashion and has been in the jewelry business since 1985. She’s wife to the owner Charles Stuart. Her background in fashion has made her an expert jewelry consultant. She's up to date with all the high fashion jewelry trends. She has a passion and the desire to help our customers find the piece of jewelry that is suited for their own personal needs. If you’re looking for someone who goes out of their way to give you that personalized service Francis is your "Golden Ticket" to finding that perfect piece of jewelry.
Walter is the son of owner Charles Stuart and 3rd generation in line to take over the family business. Walter started in 2004 apprenticing under a Jewelers of America Certified Bench Jeweler and in 2009 at the age of 22 with completion of his Jewelers of America test began working as one of the areas only J.A. Certified Bench Jeweler. He's trained in the latest technologies of jeweler repair. Using a high powered laser to get precision when repairing your items. He will be happy to help you create a new custom design, refurbish old antique pieces, or take your older, out of date jewelry and transform it into a new and spectacular up-to-date design.
James G. PalmerJim came to us six years ago when he retired and became a snow-bird to our area of Florida. He closed his jewelry store after being the 2nd non-family owner in 142 years. Jim ran this and several other businesses during his 34 years as a jeweler in a small western New York State village.With expertise in all areas of the jewelry business, he focuses on our valued customers with outstanding service skills and handles our basic in-house watch repair problems, as well as our engraving. Jim also works well with our computer systems to keep our inventory and customer records up to date.