Montgomery’s Jewelry – Family-Owned & Operated Since 1946
June Birthstone: Alexandrite
Alexandrite was discovered in the Ural Mountains of Russia in the 1830s. In 1834, Count Lev Alekseevich Perovskii named the stone in honor of the then future Czar of Russia, Alexander II. “Emerald by day, ruby by night,” alexandrite is well known for displaying one of the most remarkable color changes in the gem world — green in sunlight and red in incandescent light. By the 1950s, alexandrite joined the list of birthstones as the modern alternative to June’s traditional pearl.
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
Their youngest son, Woodrow “Woody” Montgomery went to jewelry school and gemology school to become a jeweler. He attended jewelry school in Paris, Texas at The Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology and attended gemology school in Los Angeles, California at GIA (Gemological Association of America). While Woody was away at school Michelle Sharp was hired.
Michelle learned everything she could from Mrs. Montgomery, and Mrs. Montgomery eventually made Michelle the manager and buyer for the store. When Woody returned from school, he and his wife, Robin Nettles Montgomery, bought the store from his parents, while his parents continued to work with him and his wife at the store. Robin learned how to keep the books and the day to day accounting from Mrs. Montgomery.
Eventually, Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery passed away leaving the business fully in the hands of their son, Woody (jeweler/gemologist), his wife, Robin (book keeper), and Michelle (manager/buyer). Since they passed, the business has continued to thrive and grow.
Woody, Robin, and Michelle all have roughly 40 years experience in the jewelry industry each. It is something they are all educated and passionate about.