About Images Jewelers
Started in a small back street studio in 1976, designing and manufacturing all the jewelry we sold. Images Jewelers was founded on an idea: Bring together artistry of design, skill of craftsmanship, superior knowledge of precious gems and metals and a passion for excellence. For more than a quarter century, these four points have guided and formed Images Jewelers. Today, this desire to create beautiful and precious pieces of jewelry burns brighter than ever as Images continues to be recognized as one of the nation’s premier jewelers.
The ability of Images Jewelers to transform an idea – even an emotion – into a valuable and unique work of artistry is unparalleled. Design skills are married with craftsmanship and state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. The expertise of a Graduate Gemologist and a broad and intricate network of gem sources work in unison. the result: exquisite jewelry that is unique and precious.
Images Jewelers also carries the world’s most exclusive jewelry lines including Rolex at our showroom located next to the Christiana Creek Country Club at 300 E. Bristol Street in Elkhart, Indiana. Showroom hours are from 10:00am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday and from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturdays.
B.A. Jewelry Design, Indiana University
Graduate Gemologist, GIA
Senior, Charter Member National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
Bob started Images Jewelers on June 23, 1976. In the beginning he did it all, jewelry design, sales, and 8 years on the bench making jewelry. Bob now spends most of his time working with customers, helping them design the perfect piece of jewelry just for them, finding that special designer piece, and managing the day to day sales operations.
Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman
Mechanical Engineering, USC
GIA Diamonds and Colored Stones
Steve Lennox has been in the jewelry business for 35 years. Steve is our shop foreman and also handles sales and buying, and is in integral part of what makes our in house jewelry shop one of the best.
The Sales Staff:
Graduate Diamonds, GIA Graduate Colored Stones Program, GIA
Nancy is our lead sales person and has been in the jewelry industry for more than 25 years. Not only is she the showroom manager, she is also responsible for all front office activities, preparation of appraisals, maintaining our extensive sales history, and is specially trained to do all of our stringing of pearls and beads. We feel extremely lucky to have her on our team.
B.S. Business Process, Indiana University
Graduate Diamonds, GIA
Graduate Colored Stones Program, GIA
Shawn Klose is our Director of Sales, son of founder Bob Klose and comes to us with 8 years experience in the golf and high end hotel industries. Shawn is currently enrolled at the G.I.A earning his Graduate Gemologist degree. In Shawn’s 10 years at Images, he has quickly learned the jewelry business and guides our marketing and sales efforts into the next generation.
Edge Retail Academy Graduate
Alexis is a true jewelry lover and style aficionado who we rely heavily upon on buying trips. Her acumen for social media and Search Engine Optimization trends keep us on the cutting edge of online marketing, a true gem and important addition to our team of experts.
B.S. Management, Indiana University
Graduate Diamonds, GIA
Kelly Klose is the son of founder Bob Klose and comes to us with 6 years experience in the retail sector. Kelly has quickly become an integral part of leadership here at Images. Kelly currently leads our design team and is also the head of our web sales department.
Chris is our head jeweler. He is an excellent repair artist ,an outstanding custom fabricator, and master stone setter. We have been greatly impressed with his skills and ability to never stop growing in the trade. We are truly lucky to have him and help us lead our staff of jewelers into the future of the industry.With over 25 years of jewelry and artisan work, Chris is highly skilled and his artistic ability is beyond measure. He is a true master of his craft.
New Approach School for Jewelers
BFA in Fine Metals, Kutztown University
Our newest jeweler, Nicole has an obvious drive to excel in our trade. For her, jewelry-making began at a young age and grew into a unique and compelling passion for her during high school. Her design interests are global, especially reflecting her love of nature.
Ben has spent the last 20 years specializing in the design and manufacture of fine jewelry. He is meticulous in his work and has the ability to create the most complex designs from start to finish.