Padgett’s Jewelry, now located “on the square” in downtown Quincy, Florida, has been doing business for over half a century. Recognized as one of North Florida’s premier jewelry stores, Padgett’s began in Chattahoochee, Florida, in 1952. Owners Gene and Joyce Padgett have created this unique, family-owned and operated business by giving their customers quality merchandise at a fair price, with a little home town conversation and hospitality mixed in.
One of the most unique assets of the business is Gene’s ability to fix just about any type of watch or broken piece of jewelry. He grew up in a watch repair family in DeFuniak Springs, Florida and when he was only 12 years old, learned watch repair from his Dad. On April 1, 1952, Gene opened a shop in Chattahoochee and slowly the business grew.
The next chapter of Gene’s life began when he met Joyce; they were married in 1956. Joyce loves the business and it all seems to come naturally to her.
Padgett’s Jewelry moved three times in Chattahoochee before going to Quincy in 1976.
The store moved to its current location, the former Belk-Hudson Clothing Store, in 1979.
Master IJO Jeweler
Padgett’s Jewelry is a member of the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO), which offers us extensive buying opportunities and makes it easier for us to bring the top fashions and best prices to our clients. The organization allows us to buy directly from diamond cutters through their offices in Antwerp, Belgium, the diamond capital of the world. The IJO itself is an organization focused on continuing education for jewelers. They offer seminars on both Gemology and Industry Trends, which promote consumer protection. Additionally, IJO’s GIA Title Program is a comprehensive gemological and business education program available to us. Members also have the opportunity to attend two trade shows per year, where top manufacturers exhibit the latest fashions in fine jewelry. At these trade shows, we also have the opportunity to attend many educational seminars with peer jewelers to discuss better ways to serve you, our clients.
Why purchase from a Master IJO Jeweler?
Confidence: As a Master IJO Jeweler, we adhere strictly to the following values to give you the confidence you need to make the rich jewelry selection and purchase.
Trust: We earn your trust based on the integrity , honesty and expertise we deliver.
Integrity:As a Master IJO Jeweler, we adhere to their ethical code of conduct and best business practices.
Honesty:We are sincere and truthful about the information and pricing of the fine jewelry we sell in our store.
Expertise:Our combination of experience, skill and knowledge is a quality we bring to help you make a confident jewelry purchase.