'Tis the season for finding perfect gifts. As Christmas approaches, the joy of discovering something unique and special for loved ones comes. But for some consumers, holiday shopping can be overwhelming and stressful. The Griffin Jewelry team members say they're dedicated to making Christmas shopping experience a breeze.
Celebrating the store's 39th Christmas in McKinney, for many, Griffin Jewelry has become a beloved part of the local tradition. From timeless classics to contemporary styles, the store offers a diverse selection of jewelry designs. Cherye Griffin Walker, a second-generation owner, says Griffin Jewelry is an established go-to destination for holiday shopping needs. The store's extensive collection encompasses fine jewelry and fashion jewelry, providing customers with an abundant selection to find great gifts for anyone.
The Griffin Jewelry staff understands the importance of finding that one-of-a-kind gift. "Our customers have come to realize that they can wait until two days before Christmas, and we will have a gift that is unique and within their budget," Cherye shares.
At Griffin Jewelry, located in Eldorado Plaza, 2811 Craig Drive, every piece is different and unlike anything found at other stores, assures Cherye. Handpicked with care, the store's selection guarantees uniqueness and affordability, surpassing the mere convenience of online shopping, she adds.
What many customers state that sets Griffin Jewelry apart is the staff's personalized approach. Cherye explains, "We listen to the customer, ask questions about who they are buying for, and are highly experienced in picking the perfect gift."
When customers leave the store, they should feel confident that they have chosen a piece that someone will truly love. Griffin Jewelry goes beyond just purchasing; they offer a full range of services, such as sizing, shortening chains, soldering and special orders, ensuring each gift is tailored to perfection.
Griffin Jewelry not only caters to special people in customers' lives, they also offer a diverse range of options for teachers and coworkers. With items available for every budget, fashion pieces start at less than $20, while fine jewelry can range up to $20,000. Cherye emphasizes, "We treat every customer the same, no matter their budget. The gift is important to them, and we go above and beyond in the customer service department."
Griffin Jewelry was awarded the McKinney Chamber of Commerce “Small Business of the Year” Award in 2019.
"We just want to make buying Christmas gifts stress-free. Many customers come in overwhelmed and intimidated, so we try to make it easy for them,” says Cherye. “When they leave, they feel like that was an easy process."
She says Griffin Jewelry has become Collin County’s location for wedding jewelry, including engagement and wedding bands. During Christmas, she adds that Griffin Jewelry sees a significant demand for engagement rings as gifts. Many people choose this time to propose because they are surrounded by their families. “We take great pleasure in assisting our customers in making this special purchase, as engagement rings are among the most significant pieces one will ever buy,” says Cherye. “Even during the busy holiday season, we ensure to allocate time for this important process."
Customers come to Griffin Jewelry from throughout the North Texas area. Some of the store's longtime customers, who have moved away, even call to have gifts shipped. Cherye rejects the idea of online shopping for jewelry, focusing instead on making a personal connection with customers.
The Griffin Jewelry staff also takes pride in their strong community involvement. They support local schools, clubs and organizations, including the Children's Advocacy Center, Minuteman, Lion's Club, ManeGait, McKinney Chamber of Commerce, Rotary and Smiles Charity.
Since its establishment in 1985, the Griffin Jewelry team upheld a tradition of honesty, guaranteed quality and exceptional customer service. In 2007, when Cherye took over the family business, she promised to continue their legacy. With the help of Griffin Jewelry’s dedicated employees, each customer receives personalized attention and a memorable experience. She says the store's team strives to turn every shopper into a lifetime customer.
During this holiday season, Cherye says Griffin Jewelry should be the destination for Christmas shopping. "People can discover the joy of finding that perfect, unique piece for their loved ones at Griffin Jewelry.”
Cherye says customers are assured that when they exit the jewelry store this December, they will hear a resounding "Merry Christmas" and realize they have discovered something truly special.
It was 1985 when Jack and Fran Griffin opened their jewelry store. In 2007, the reins of the family business were turned over to their daughter, Cherye Walker. This year is the 39th holiday season for Griffin Jewelry. "We're fortunate to have the best customers, both old and new. McKinney's rapid growth brings us new customers every day,” states Cherye. “We feel blessed by this. Our priority is to ensure that every person who walks through our door becomes a repeat customer."
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Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
When customers leave the store, they should feel confident they've chosen a piece someone will truly love at Griffin Jewelry.