Montgomery’s Jewelry – Family-Owned & Operated Since 1946
February Birthstone: Amethyst
February’s birthstone, Amethyst, brings stability, peace, and inner strength. They come in all shades of purple and have been used for thousands of years in Egyptian and British crown jewels. They have also been used in the Christian church on Bishop’s ring, the purple symbolizing Christ. In fact, Saint Valentine was thought to wear a ring set with an antique Amethyst carved with an image of cupid. The stone amethyst is thought to control evil thoughts, quicken intelligence, preserve soldiers form battle wounds, and protect the wearer from contagious disease. Amethyst was known as the gem that would bring forth the highest, purest, aspirations of humankind.
Jewelry Crafting & Repairs
Montgomery’s Jewelry offers you the ability to create an utterly unique piece of jewelry with your own gems or those specially chosen from our stellar collection.
About Montgomery's Jewelry
Woodrow “Blackie” Montgomery started Montgomery’s Jewelry in 1946 after he came out of the Marine Corps in World War II. “Blackie” and his wife, Mary, ran the store and in 1978 their youngest son, Woody Montgomery joined the family business. Woody went to jewelry manufacturing school in Paris, Texas, and gemology school in Santa Monica, California, bringing in-house repair and custom jewelry designs to Starkville. “Blackie” and Mary hired Michelle Sharp, who has been a key component to the store since 1977. Woody married Robin Nettles and she joined the store in 1981. Woodrow “Blackie” and Mary Montgomery left the store to Woody and Robin Montgomery, who took full ownership in 1987. Robin said she, Woody,and Michelle work hard to build and maintain relationships with customers through honesty and loyalty, ensuring they return. Montgomery’s Jewelry is the oldest and still the best jewelry store in Starkville, Mississippi.