Montgomery’s Jewelry – Family-Owned & Operated Since 1946
Sapphire: September Birthstone
The word sapphire comes from the Greek word sappheiros meaning “blue color.” It is the royal sapphire, though, with its mesmerizing deep-blue hue, that occupies a unique role in the imagination of kings and emperors, fortune-hunters and fortune-tellers, romantic lovers and new-age healers. Second only to the diamond in its strength (it rates 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness), the sapphire’s indestructible nature is perhaps one of the reasons for its popularity. Because it evokes the energy of loyalty, honesty, and devotion, the sapphire is often used in the design of engagement rings and romantic jewelry. Some of the most famous sapphire engagement rings belonged to the late Princess Diana, Joan Crawford owned several huge sapphires of 70 carats or larger, and Elizabeth Taylor was given a large sapphire ring by one of her husbands.
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.