J.C. Grant Company
Proudly serving Middle Georgia for 133 years and counting.
Thank you for supporting your local jewelers.
South Wayne St. Milledgeville, GA 1932
Around 1886, John Clark Grant, a farmhand working near Monticello, Georgia became tired of his job, took the money that he had saved, and bought some watchmaker's tools. The self-taught watchmaker set up a bench in a friend's shop repairing watches and almost anything else that people brought in. After becoming acquainted with the trade, John opened a jewelry store of his own in Monticello. Around 1895 J.C. Grant moved his business to Eatonton, Georgia where he was in business for about fourteen years.
Grant moved his wife and six children to Milledgeville because of the better educational opportunities there. He bought out the bankrupt stock of Star Jewelry Company, and in 1909, Milledgeville became home for Grants Jewelry Store. Grant was remembered as a "quiet, dedicated man" who fathered six children, four of whom followed him into the Jewelry business.
Until 1970, J.C. Grant Co. never had an employee outside the family. Even today, five generations later, family's still the backbone of the business. John Jr., grandson of the founder, along with his daughter Jean Grant Graham still work in the store. In addition to fine jewelry and watches, J.C. Grant Company also has a fully equipped jewelry repair shop, an accredited gem laboratory as well as bridal registry services and fine gifts. J.C. Grant Company is indeed a "full service" jewelry store.
Jean Grant Graham is a fourth generation jeweler and is the great-granddaughter of the company's founder. Jean is a Certified Gemologist with the American Gem Society and a Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America. Jean is also a Past President of the Georgia Jewelers Association. Jean has a passion for helping her customers find unique and special pieces to help them mark meaningful events in their lives.
Justin Jones has been with the company since 1998. He is a Registered Jeweler with the American Gem Society and an Accredited Jewelry Professional with the Gemological Institute of America. Justin manages our in-house jewelry shop and is trained to work in gold, platinum, palladium, silver and alternative metals. He has also been trained in advanced stone setting techniques, casting and advanced laser tech. As head bench jeweler, Justin preforms all types of jewelry repair, restoration and custom fabrication.
John Grant Jr.
John Grant Jr. is the grandson of the company's founder. John is a master watchmaker and a Registered Jeweler. John turned 93 this year and has no plans of slowing down. He can still be found most days, diligently working on watches at his bench in the store. When asked if he has worked in the jewelry store all of his life, his reply is simply, "Not yet"!
At J.C. Grant Company, we believe our customers deserve the best - which is exactly what we provide. We offer affordable, high-quality and handcrafted collections. Customer satisfaction is our top priority, and we’re committed to helping you find the exact style and signature look you’re searching for.
J.C. Grant Company offers professional jewelry appraisals. Such an appraisal will serve as your written assurance of the quality of your jewelry. It will also help your insurer setup the proper coverage to protect you. And, should you ever need to file a claim, this detailed description ensures that your replacement jewelry matches the quality of the piece you originally purchased. We have an American Gem Society Accredited Gem Lab right here in the store. This means we have all the tools to correctly identify, grade and value any item of jewelry.
J.C. Grant Company is here to help you create your own unique piece of jewelry. We have the expertise and the facilities right here in our store. We have a huge inventory of loose diamonds and gemstones in house. We cast gold, silver and platinum in the store. We have the latest in CAD/CAM technology to create truly custom jewelry. Let's build something special together!
Jewelry & Watch Repair
At J.C. Grant Company, we have over 133 years of jewelry and watch repair experience. With traditional craftsmanship and the newest in repair technology, we can handle even the most challenging repairs. We fix anything jewelry related. ALL jewelry repair is done here in the store. "Items entrusted to us for repair will be promptly and rightly done." -J.C. Grant 1909