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Hustedt Jewelers is a family-owned and operated business providing the Central Illinois area with a variety of fine and custom jewelry. Whether you're shopping for an engagement ring to cement your love or a luxury watch to complete your ensemble, we have a wide selection for you to choose from. We also provide a variety of professional services, including diamond consulting, jewelry appraisals, jewelry repairs, custom engraving, and gold and diamond purchases.
What Does Our Team Look Like?
Our team at Hustedt Jewelers consists of highly trained jewelry professionals ready to help you make an informed decision on your purchase. Our combined experience spans several decades, ensuring you can trust us with your jewelry and repair needs. Our established team comprises Kevin Hustedt, Ursula Hustedt, Larry Hustedt, and Christina.
Kevin Hustedt is a graduate gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and the owner of Hustedt Jewelers. Following in the footsteps of his parents, Kevin has devoted his life to the jewelry industry. Kevin trained under various master goldsmiths including his father. He furthered his jewelry education at The Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology. With several GIA certifications and titles, Kevin's ownership has helped Hustedt Jewelers propel its overall mission.
Ursula Hustedt is a GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional and Hustedt Jewelers Operator. She ran the backend of Hustedt Manufacturing in 1980 and acted as the co-owner and operator of Hustedt Jewelers for three decades. Though her son, Kevin, has taken over ownership, she offers her assistance at the shop whenever it's needed. With over 30 years of experience in the jewelry industry, Ursula provides Hustedt Jewelers with professional expertise and knowledge.
Larry Hustedt is a Master Goldsmith and the former owner of Hustedt Jewelers. With his studies at University of Illinois and Parkland College and a formal apprenticeship with German Master Goldsmith W.K. Theobald, Larry extensive background in the jewelry industry is well-documented and highly refined. In 1980, he started Hustedt Manufacturing alongside his wife, Ursula. After working with over 40 retail stores, the Hustedts began offering their services to the Illinois public through the purchase of Hoover Jewelers in Gibson City, Illinois. Though Kevin took over ownership of Hustedt Jewelers in 2013, Larry remained the owner of Hustedt Manufacturing.
Christina is a GIA-Accredited Jewelry Professional and the manager at Hustedt Jewelers. Christina began working at Hustedt Jewelers in 2001. She currently handles the store's inventory management and daily operations. Throughout her career, she's received extensive training in fine jewelry and various diagnostics. She also holds a certificate from the GIA, establishing herself as a qualified, professional jeweler.
What Is the History of Hustedt Jewelers?
Hustedt Jewelers' roots began in 1980 when Larry Hustedt started Hustedt Manufacturing alongside his wife, Ursula. It began as a wholesale company that worked with retail stores countrywide. Hustedt Manufacturing provides these stores with custom designs, manufacturing, and jewelry repair services. Three years after the opening of Hustedt Manufacturing, Larry and Ursula opened their services up to the public by purchasing Hoover Jewelers in Gibson City, Illinois. In 2013, Larry and Ursula's son, Kevin, purchased Hustedt Jewelers and opened a second location in 2016. Most recently, the business expanded in 2019 with the purchase of W.M. Marken Jewelers in Bloomington, Illinois.
We have two retail locations, one in Gibson City, Illinois, and another in Bloomington, Illinois. We also work alongside various retail stores, including the following:
What Is the Hustedt Jewelers Guarantee?
Many customers across the country trust us with their jewelry purchases. Whether you're purchasing a diamond ring, luxury watch, or creating a masterpiece of our own, our jewelry quality and company promise remains the same.
Here are the foundations of the Hustedt Jewelers Guarantee:
- We listen: Rather than forcing a sale, we take the time to get to know you and your jewelry needs to help you make an informed and affordable purchase that fits within your budget.
- Pricing: Thanks to both wholesale and retail jewelry experience, we provide our customers with competitive pricing.
- Quality: All of our jewelry comes with a lifetime guarantee, ensuring you're purchasing jewelry that will last you for years to come.
- Experience: With experience spanning over 60 years between Larry and Kevin, we guarantee that your jewelry is coming from a knowledgeable and professional staff. Every one of our employee has an Accredited Jewelry Professional Diploma from the GIA at a minimum.
- Selection: Our stores feature over 300 styles of engagement rings and a large selection of luxury watches.
- Flexibility: We also offer custom design and custom engraving options to suit your particular style.
- Diamond certifications: Every one of our conflict-free diamonds has lab certification, appraisal, and a 100% trade-up guarantee.
- Knowledge: Our highly trained staff ensures you leave our store knowing the four C's: cut, color, clarity, and carat.
- Financing and payment plans: We offer a variety of financing options, including 0% financing and in-house payment plans to ensure our jewelry is as affordable as possible.
- You matter to us: For over 30 years, we've provided no-pressure advice and professional service. We're not looking for another sale—we're looking for your best interest at heart.
Besides the Hustedt Jewelers' Guarantee, we also guarantee our conflict-free diamonds are from legitimate sources and follow United Nations resolutions compliance. We also offer a lifetime warranty on all of our platinum and gold jewelry and a lifetime upgrade on our diamonds should you trade it in for another with more value.
Here at Hustedt Jewelers, we pride ourselves on providing genuine, professional advice and high-quality jewelry. Our wide selection of engagement rings and luxury watches ensures you find the right fit for you. Contact us with all of your jewelry needs online, visit us at one of our two locations, or book an appointment in advance.
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Customer Reviews / Testimonials
Took my wedding set to get fixed and the results had me speechless, it looked brand new when I got it back. I am very happy with my experience and I would recommend your business to all my friends and family!!
Small town quality and attention to detail with big time results. Kevin and staff treated us like royalty the entire way. We were updated on progress and communication was never an issue. Our wedding rings are stunning and the compliments are a tribute to the craftsmanship Hustedt Jewelers provides. Highly Highly recommend! I will be back!
We found Kevin from the other side of the country, and we are so happy we did! After 8 years of marriage, I was finally able to buy my wife the gorgeous ring she so richly deserved. Kevin came through with a beauty!!! 5 star experience all the way! all the way!
Chris did an amazing job! Will definitely be going back for future purchases.
Hands down the best experience we have ever had at a jeweler. The staff was polite and very knowledgeable!. Kevin listened to our needs, gave us many options within our budget, and created a beautiful wedding ring for us.
SUCH an amazing place to look for rings they were such an amazing help and went out of their way to help us !!!
I worked with Marissa and she was so professional but friendly. She kept in close contact with me throughout the entire process and always made me feel like I was her most important customer. She never tried to upsell me and was very honest about my options. This may be a small business but their customer service is Fortune 500!
My husband and I had been to about 5 places in Bloomington looking for rings and no one really helped us. We walked into Hustedt's and were instantly greeted. They helped us pick out a style I liked and had it custom ordered and ready in less than a month. A week before my wedding they had mailed us a custom picture frame that we ended up using in the wedding. A week after the wedding my ring had cracked, they fit me right into their schedule and had it fixed in 2 days!
I was looking for a jeweler that was more personal and unique than a big box store. Hustedt Jewelers is exactly what I was looking for--cute and friendly, and yet polished and professional. Christina and Marissa helped me to design an engagement ring setting for a very special diamond. The process was smooth and I adore the ring. I recommend this jeweler.
Hustedt Jewelers Near You
113 N. Sangamon Ave.
Gibson City, IL 60936
713 IAA Dr.
Bloomington, IL 61701
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