Thorpe & Company Jewellers is a 4 generation family-owned business that has existed in the same half block of downtown since its founding in 1900 by George Thorpe. We were one of the earliest members of the American Gem Society and our 2nd generation, Wilson T. Clark, was in their first graduating class of Registered Jewelers in the 1930s. Those are just a few of the fun facts you may not have known about Thorpe & Company Jewellers, and here are a few more about OUR SERVICES from A to Z:
A – Appraisals done by our staff of American Gem Society-trained CGAs for your insurance or estate needs.
B – Bronzing baby shoes…and many other pieces of memorabilia, too. We have worked for decades with the USA’s best bronzer and have sent them everything from golf tees to teeth!
C – Charity and Community Events are a source of great pride for us. We have opened our store for everything from pre-Concert Receptions for the Symphony to pre-schooler’s tours for the kids at Mary Elizabeth Day Care, helped with a training for Girls Scout badges, and conducted classes for WIT’s Lifelong Learning groups, to name a few. Contact us with your ideas!
D – Discounts on your corporate gifts, no matter how large or small your business is. Ask about our full corporate award programs, too.
E – Eyeglass soldering is available on most breaks for only $35.00 and can usually be done the same day.
F – Fingerprint engraving – We are able to reproduce your fingerprint onto metal (even tungsten carbide wedding rings!) making an extra-special family or wedding memento.
G – Gold buying and jewelry purchasing services started here, long before the fly-by-night firms started setting up in motel rooms. We do not charge for analysis or evaluation of your jewelry, and will give you an honest offer or recommendation. You may have the option to leave your pieces on consignment with us, too, and have us sell them for you.
H – Hand craftsmanship, polishing and engraving….because no machine is as picky as we are.
I – Insurance replacement for your jewelry in the event of loss, theft or damage. We work with all major insurance groups.
J – Jewelry repairs of all types done right on the premises by our Master goldsmiths.
K – KNOT.com Award We are honored to have been selected by brides registering on TheKnot.com as a winner of their 2013, 2016 and 2017 “Best of Weddings” award for our service to brides and grooms. Their votes rated us among the top 3% of wedding professionals!
L – Laser registration and engraving on our Southern African diamonds, part of our documentation to assure our customers of our conflict-free diamond sources.
M – M&Ms and the miracle bowl that never empties are part and parcel of a trip to Thorpe’s!
N – No Charge to clean and inspect your jewelry, engrave inside your newly-purchased ring, to do your first-purchase insurance appraisal…and gift wrapping is always free, too!
O – Online Ordering is now being offered so you can shop in the comfort of your home!
P – Pearl and Bead Restringing – strung or knotted, and priced by the inch.
Q – Quick service! Where else can you get a watch battery changed while you wait? And since most repairs are done on the premises, there’s no “travel time” to factor-in either.
R – Registry and Record Keeping means many things in our store; from a Bride’s Wish List, to purchase and appraisal records that go back decades. We have assisted with many a question after a loss or accident, or happier questions about grandma’s silver pattern because of our decades of diligent record-keeping for you.
S – Silver replating and repairs, restoration work, too! We have partnered for over 50 years now with one of the oldest, most reliable plating and repair specialists in the business, and offer a 25 year guarantee on re-plating and restoration work.
T – Testing and Gem Identification – We have a fully accredited AGS Gem lab on the premises and welcome your “mystery” gemstones and jewelry.
U – Unusual events are our specialty! We’re never one to resort to the same-old, same-old, as our long-time customers well know. Watch our ever-changing listing for the latest fun promotion going on at Thorpe’s!
V – Video and DVD presentations, or just old-fashioned speakers are available for your school, group or club on a variety of subjects. We are happy to tailor our presentations to the needs of your group.
W – Wedding invitations….plus the stationery, programs, napkins, too – all done the old-fashioned way, with someone to assist you with proper wording, proofreading and counting. Always 20% off and we pay the freight on your order for additional savings to you.
X – Xamination (okay, so we’re pushing it on the spelling) of your jewelry is always free. Bring it in anytime and we’re happy to check for loose stones and worn prongs at no charge.
Y – Yehuda and other fracture-filling treatments for diamonds. Re-cutting and gemstone polishing services are available as well.
Z – Zero Interest Financing for qualifying buyers, as well as FREE No-Interest, No-Fee Layaway.