- About Us -
We are a father-daughter-owned small business that prides itself on providing you with the finest products and services available. With a laid-back, homey atmosphere, we, and our staff, are here to assist and educate you on a purchase or repair, not simply sell you something. True professional knowledge and expertise are what you can expect when visiting us, and we’re here to answer any of your fine jewelry questions and concerns.
We are your premier source for bridal, fine-colored gemstones, and Southern Illinois' only source for the Sirius Star - the world's brightest diamond. Our specialties range from jewelry repair to custom design work. You don’t have to worry about who’s working on your treasured jewelry items or where they’re being shipped to because everything is done in-house, by our professional and expert jewelers.
Unlike many other stores, we’re able and proud to say that the majority of our pieces are all created here in the United States by small designers and manufacturers, instead of mass-produced overseas - with the exception of some pieces that are produced for us in Italy, Canada, etc. We handpick all of our pieces of jewelry, including all diamonds and gemstones, to ensure that you are getting the finest quality.
Because of all of this, and thanks to our wonderful clients, we have been voted as one of the best jewelry stores in Southern Illinois every year since 2018! We cannot thank you enough for that.
At J. Bacher Fine Jewelry, we believe you deserve the best and are happy to provide you with it. Come and visit with our professional, friendly staff today. We’d love to meet with you!
- Our Team -
Since 1976, Joe has been providing individuals with expertise in jewelry sales, design, and repair. Throughout the years, he has received multiple design awards for his unique hand-forged pieces. He is a Certified Senior Management Professional, the area's first Certified Jeweler, a Past-President of the Illinois Jewelers Association, and received his Bachelor's Degree in Geology.
Erin started her career in 2006 as a fourth-generation in the jewelry industry. She received her Accredited Jewelry Professional certification through the Gemological Institute of America and has completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Small Business Management. In 2016, her design made her a top 10 finalist in Canadamark's international design competition, and in 2022, she was selected for Jewelers of America's national 20 Under 40 list.
With 12 years of fine jewelry sales experience, Pamela is our lead sales associate. She is high-spirited and always geared with a smile. In addition, Pamela has completed diamond educational courses through the Diamond Council of America. Her passion for fine jewelry and helping customers clearly shows in every interaction.
Kennedy joined our team straight out of high school in 2020, after being a part of her school's CEO program and creating her own small business. She has proven her love for the industry as one of our bench jewelers. Currently, Kennedy is pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Geology, with the ultimate goal of obtaining her Master's Degree.
In 2022, we welcomed Jacob to the J. Bacher team. As a great addition to our expert bench jewelry team, he also has a passion for appraising and gem identification. Jacob has earned his Bachelor's Degree in Geology and his Graduate Gemologist accreditation from the Gemological Institute of America.