Long gone are the days of just shopping for an engagement and or a wedding ring. “Jewelry in today’s day and age has gone to a whole new level!”
Besides the traditional diamond ring, the Port City based Perry’s Emporium offers everything from the basic gold chain to one of a kind custom designed pieces; for male and females. That is no easy feat, but it is not only do-able, owner Alan Perry and his multi-talented staff go the extra mile in providing “seamless service “ and a memorable experience to everyone that walks through their doors.
He and his qualified staff also believe that an educated customer is definitely a much happier customer and another service that encourages repeat visits. Perry’s Emporium offers a wide range of fine Antique & Estate Jewelry, various watches, religious and themed pieces and a whole lot more. Don’t take this reporters word for it, call for an appointment or just drop in. About Alan Perry-Founder & Owner of Perry’s Emporium
Alan has been in the jewellery business for over 35 years, and says he still doesn’t get tired of coming to work. Alan’s passion for jewellery began at the age of 16, when his brother, Ernie, helped him land a job at “The Jewel Box” in his home-town of Charlotte. He started by simply polishing, cleaning and engraving. At 17, the baby of six in the Perry family took off to New York City by himself to earn his Graduate Gemologist Degree.
Alan spent two years co-managing and appraising for “The Jewel Box” in Panama City, FL, and another two years buying and grading diamonds at “Carlyle” in Greensboro. Then, he decided to return to Charlotte for an opportunity to open his own store, along with two of his brothers. This was the first Perry’s Jewellery Store for the Perry family, which his brother, Ernie, still owns and operates to this day.
After over 10 years of co-ownership with his brothers in Charlotte, Alan moved to the coast to open his own “Perry’s Emporium” inside the Independence Mall in Wilmington in 1991. From there, the store has grown out of the mall into what it is today… the largest jewellery store in South-eastern North Carolina and beyond! “ I’m always striving to be #1,” says Alan.
Alan’s Qualified, Friendly Staff
Alyson – Sales Manager
9 years in the jewellery industry
Diamond Council of America – Certified Diamondtologist
Gemological Institute of America Certification in Diamonds and Gemstones Essentials
Certified Hearts on Fire University Graduate
Anne, Cindy, Gail, Joyce, Judy, Lynn, Ryan, Shelby are all experienced, certified Sales Associates. Lisa is the Administrative Assistant, and Sheri is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) David is the shop’s Coin Specialist and Jake, Norman and Josh are all Gold Buyers.
Vonda is the Inventory & Marketing Manager; James, Tyson and Murray are all Jewelers Brittany and Shannon is both– Repair Specialist.
Kayla – Multi-Media Designer & Marketing Assistant and Kim is head of Shipping & Receiving. Ron has 30 years experience in the jewelry industry; he is the store’s Watchmaker. Perry’s Emporium
2520 Independence Boulevard,
Suite # 100
Wilmington, NC 28412. Perry’s Emporium can be found on both Twitter and Face book
Telephone (910) 392-6721.
For additional information see: www.perrysemporium.com