TJ Martin, a native of Illinois for most of his life, has always had a vision of putting customers first, and bringing the best service to the customers as possible. After studying at the University of Missouri, Martin began his career in the jewelry business in 1994. TJ began his career in jewelry working for a large regional chain store, and stayed with the store for over 13 years. In October of 2007, TJ opened his own store – TJ’s Fine Jewelry. TJ decided to open his own store for a number of reasons, but the biggest reason he decided to open his own store was his dedication to customers, and not the books bottom line.TJ in his own words, “Loves to educate, teach, and help the customer gain knowledge of the product, and most importantly put less pressure on his customers to make a life changing decision within just a few minutes of time. TJ also wanted to become more involved with his community, friends, and most importantly local causes for the area of Carbondale. In 2019, TJ’s Fine Jewelry reorganized and changed it’s name to TJ’s Fine Jewelry & Repair.
TJ’s Fine Jewelry & Repair has been a store that has donated many times to charity, and has been involved with causes that benefit The Boys and Girls Club, The Women’s Advocacy Center, and many others. He believes in buying local, and keeping your money in the community instead of sending it out through a national chain. One of the greatest aspects of his store in his own words is, “If you spend your money here, it stays within this community. I spend my money locally, and more importantly if I am out having dinner or at other events in the community.
The greatest part about that is if you see me out, I take the time to come up to any and all of my customers, and continue to build a personable relationship with them so when the purchase from my store they think of buying from a friend. I spend my money locally, and more importantly if I am out having dinner or at other events in the community. The greatest part about that is if you see me out, I take the time to come up to any and all of my customers, and continue to build a personable relationship with them so when the purchase from my store they think of buying from a friend.
TJ’s Fine Jewelry & Repair is a store that listens to its customers, and offers quality, and service second to none. They have a jeweler who is on staff, and fixes your jewelry locally. They also offer a lifetime warranty on pieces that is second to none, and unlike the large chain stores who give you the same option, but charge you a large fee for the service, TJ’s offers it at a no fee. The staff of TJ’s Fine Jewelry & Repair also have over 80 years of experience in the Jewelry business, and when compared to other stores in the reason that once again gives them an advantage on quality that is second to none.
TJ, and the staff of his store are so proud of the fact that they are in a business that makes such an impact of people’s lives. Buying a piece of jewelry is a life changing experience for so many people because it is usually evolved with a life changing event in their lives. TJ takes pride in his company’s slogan, and also believes that when you are buying jewelry, “Why buy ordinary when you can buy extraordinary.” Because of their dedicated service, great warranty options, and most importantly their commitment to excellence service TJ’s Fine Jewelry & Repair should always be your first stop when you are looking to buy jewelry in Carbondale!