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Jim and Erin Driver have been in the
jewelry business a long time, and this
year marks a decade since
Warrenton
Jewelers and Gifts established roots
in Warrenton. "This is my life," Erin
says of her store. "I love getting up
and coming to work, because every
day and every customer is different.
Jim and I love what we do."
Jim's 44 years of experience as a
master goldsmith seems preordained,
given that his great-grandfather
and three great-
u n c l e s e a c h
owned their own
jewelry stores,
and his father
wa s a m a ste r
w a t c h m a k e r
who managed
a jewelry store
f o r 4 0 y e a r s .
Er i n b u i l t h e r
knowledge of the
jewelry industry
plus skills in retail
management and
customer service
at Bailey Banks &
Biddle before the
couple opened
their first business
together.
When you learn the story of Jim and
Erin, it makes perfect sense that they
ended up working in an industry that
symbolizes love and romance. Both
grew up in Fairfax, but they knew
about each other long before they
ever met. Jim's mother happened to
drive the bus that carried Erin back
and forth to school. "Every morning
on the bus, I'd hear about her son,"
says Erin, "and every night at dinner,
she'd tell Jim about my sister and me."
They became a couple shortly after
they graduated from different high
schools, and they've been married
for 37 years. "Throughout life and its
inevitable difficulties, I only love him
more," says Erin. "I didn't think it was
possible, but it is."
Before they opened Warrenton
Jewelers, the Drivers were in the
jewelry repair business. Shortly after
they were married, the couple founded
Driver's Jewelry Repair. With Erin's
help establishing the business as the
top repair service in Northern Virginia,
Jim served high-end jewelry stores
throughout Maryland, Virginia, and
Washington, DC for 25 years. "When
our children were old enough, we
decided to go into the retail side of
the business together," shares Erin.
To celebrate 10 years in business,
Warrenton Jewelers will host a trunk
show with a larger-than-normal
selection of loose gemstones on
display in the first two weeks of
October. These unusual gems come
from all over the world, and visitors can
purchase them as-
is or have them set
in jewelry that is
designed in-house.
Following the gem
show, Warrenton
J e w e l e r s w i l l
host a Majorica
pearl trunk show.
"These items will
be different from
what we usually
carry, so if you are
a regular visitor,
these will be brand
new to you!" says
Erin.
Since its inception,
W a r r e n t o n
J e w e l e r s h a s
attracted regular
customers--and not just for convenient
services like free ring cleanings,
jewelry repair, custom jewelry
design, engravings, and appraisals.
In addition to one-of-a-kind jewelry,
shoppers can find bridal services like
tuxedo rentals, plus a wide selection
of unique gifts that are perfect for
every occasion or celebration. "We
have a great collection," says Erin.
"There's something that would appeal
to anyone on your shopping list. There
are people who shop here year-round
for Christmas gifts since we're always
refreshing our inventory."
Even more distinctive than its beautiful
jewelry, bridal services, and great gifts
are the relationships Jim and Erin have
developed with patrons of their store
over the past 10 years. She and Jim
love waking up and coming to work
to meet new customers and to see
others that have become dear friends.
To learn more about Warrenton
Jewelers or its upcoming trunk shows,
call
(540) 341-8840.
Bu sines s
Profile
Warrenton Jewelers: A Decade
of Adding Sparkle to Our Lives
Jim and Erin Driver
~ Caitlin Scott