After spending years in an impersonal, subdivided, traffic jammed metropolis, Mark and Susan Blanton were ready for a major life change. Having both grown up in small towns, they were looking for a friendlier community, slower pace, great golf, and a new business opportunity for Mark. What they received was even better than they had hoped; a thriving business, loyal friends and a new sense of belonging.
Greensboro Jewelers is the culmination of Mark’s dream of being his own boss. After opening it’s doors in 1992 with the help of family and friends, Greensboro Jewelers has become the cornerstone of the Greensboro and Lake Oconee area’s business community.
In an effort to ensure that Mark and his staff keep up with the latest trends and happening in the industry, Greensboro Jewelers joined the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO). IJO is a trade organization that sponsors continuing education, buying shows, social marketing and much more. By affiliating themselves with IJO, customers receive a level of expertise they have now come to expect from the staff.
Mark travels regularly with IJO on buying trips to Antwerp, Belgium-the diamond capital of the world. He believes in constant education for himself and his staff so you can rest assured that you will receive product knowledge as well as quality jewelry at the industry’s most competitive price points.
In 1999, Greensboro Jewelers was named the Greene County Chamber of Commerce “Small Business of the Year”. Greensboro Jewelers was also named “The Best Jewelry Store” in Lake Oconee, in 2011, 2012 and 2013, an honor we are very proud of as this particular award is indeed a community people’s choice award.
Mark remains committed to the downtown area, serving on the Downtown Development Authority, the Greene County High School Council, and the Festival Hall Board. He also represents Greensboro on the Georgia Industry and Tourism Committee.
Greensboro Jewelers represents a true small town business success story. Mark and his team are grateful for each and every one of their customers. Become a part of our story, and our family today.
Greensboro Jewelers is an IJO Master Jeweler:
- The Independent Jewelers Organization offers its members extensive buying opportunities, allowing them to bring the topfashions and best prices to you, the customer.
- IJO also allows members to buy directly from the cutters through their offices in the famous city of Antwerp, Belgium, the diamond capital of the world.
- Master IJO Jewelers are full service jewelers with knowledgeable staff who will educate and guide you through your purchase either online or at the store.
- We offer retail members the opportunity to attend two trade shows each year, where top-notch jewelry vendors exhibit the latest designs.