FOUNDER, POSITIVE THINKER, IDEA DEVELOPER, HAPPINESS ENTHUSIAST, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE LOVER
"I grew up in Blowing Rock and it was a sleepy little summer town then. You knew everybody and we all looked after each other. We missed a lot of school in the 1960's because it snowed all winter long," Charlie reminisces on early days. Charlie is a man of many talents including auctioneer, entrepreneur, father, friend and husband. He holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Business Administration from Appalachian State. However, his most important and loved task at VJ is not about the business but rather helping others. His favorite stones include sapphires and diamonds for their properties of wisdom, strength of character and purity. The most treasured item in his personal collection is his 22K gold wedding band in an ancient Greek Design. In his spare time Charlie enjoys a multitude of activities including acting as a 1st responder for the National Ski Patrol, gardening, hiking, riding motorcycles, exercise, bible study and design and building.
Joy Dale Travis
VICE PRESIDENT, INVENTORY MANAGER, CULINARY EXPERT, OZZY & BOONE'S MOM, THE REAL BOSS
A Blowing Rock resident, Joy is the Vice President of Village Jewelers, Ltd. Joy is an ASU Alumni and has been in the jewelry business for over 30 years. A symbol of perfection and illumination, Joy's favorite stone is a classic & shimmering diamond. Her most treasured piece in her collection is a simple bezel mounted heart shaped diamond slide necklace. In her free time she loves working in her flowers, weaving & quilting and spending time her boys - the dogs of course! Poodles, Boone & Ozzy, are the most delightful and happiest members of our team!
MASTER GOLDSMITH, BENCH JEWELER, DESIGNER
Originally from Lake Wales, FL, Morgan was first exposed to the art of jewelry making when his family opened their first jewelry store while he was a Junior in High School. In his Senior year, he apprenticed with Mayer's Jewelry and immediately fell in love. In 1990, Morgan opened his own store in Boone called, "Morgan's Jewelry." In 2014, he joined the Old World Galleries/Village Jewelers team. Morgan considers the most rewarding part of his role to be the smile on his client's face when they see the jewelry creation they dreamed of come true. His favorite stones are opal and sapphire. His favorite piece in his collection includes a sterling silver and turquoise belt buckle that he made when he was 18 years old. In his spare time, Morgan enjoys clay target shooting and riding motorcycles.
THE MANAGER OF THE VILLAGE, "JUST FIX IT" GIRL, THE REALIST
Born and raised in Boone, Jennie is the Village Jewelers, "just fix it" girl. Jennie truly knows her way around the jewelry business with 20 years experience handling everything from sales, battery replacements, appraisals, minor repair and more. She graduated from Appalachian State in 1996 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts. Since her favorite stone is a diamond, the most loved treasure of her own is a diamond bezel necklace made from one of her father's rings. Jennie has two young girls, Bishop and Elliott, who she loves spending time outdoors with and riding their horse, Quincy.
Village Jewelers is Open by Appointment.
You may drop by without an appointment, ring the doorbell, and if we are not assisting others, we will be happy to help you.
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Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
It's winter time in the mountains!
Inclement weather may affect our schedule. Updates will be posted on our socials and here on our homepage. We recommend calling before arriving.
The Village Jewelers Team