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James Avery Jewelry for Less

Updated on August 20, 2015

For over 30 years I've admired and collected JA Jewelry. My mother started my very first charm bracelet at 16 and I've been a fan ever since. From rings, earrings, bracelets, charms and necklaces - his designs are amazing and detailed!

James Avery is family owned and was established in 1954 out of his garage in Kerrville, Texas. They offer quality hand-crafted jewelry in sterling silver, 14k & 18k white and yellow gold and gemstones. Every piece of jewelry signifies the four founding design values: Simplicity, Integrity, Meaning and Universality. James Avery Craftsman provides jewelry lovers with over a thousand different designs and over fourteen thousand unique pieces available.

I wanted to create a page to find pictures, information and places to find James Avery without paying retail prices. Enjoy our page and please leave your comments below. Post your favorite JA piece below!

JA Candlebra

Identifying the Candlebra

When shopping for James Avery, make sure you look for this candlebra insignia on the back of the piece or inside the band of rings. If you don’t see it, don’t buy it!

In the above picture, you can see the candlebra inside the ring. Some of the older pieces may have a JA or AVERY. Some pieces you can barely see due to age or cleaning too often. Good news is you can always take your finds to the nearest JA store location to be verified and restamped.

Finding James Avery Jewelry

You can always find James Avery Jewelry on Ebay and Craigslist.

The best place I have found JA is San Antonio (TX) Pawn Shops. They have the best selection of retired pieces, full charm bracelets, rings, pendants and much more. Very reasonable prices and usually willing to negotiate price. Never be afraid to ask if you can get a better deal on the item.

Below are a few ad links to find this amazing jewelry.

James Avery Craftsman

Cleaning Tip for Silver Jewelry

We all know sterling silver tarnishes over time if left out in the open. Cleaning cloths work great in some cases, but I found out that just a little bit of toothpaste brightens sterling silver as if it were brand new.

Tip: Dab a small amount of toothpaste, rub gently and rinse in warm water. Dry and jewelry will sparkle like new!

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      Dawn Thompson 3 years ago from Dayton, TX

      At this time, I do not know of any website for retired items. I've been asking about that for years. I do know you can go to the main Kerrville Store and they have a book.

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      ChristyAnne 3 years ago

      Are you aware if there is a site where wr can look up pieces to find info about them, when they were ctreated and their values?