Business Up Close
Jewelry business is in his genes
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
You could say John Stoehr was born to work as a jeweler. His father, Jim, owned and operated Jim’s Jewelry Stoehr in downtown Rhinelander from the early 1970s until the late 90s, when John took his rightful place at the helm of the well-known store.
A number of reasons, including the high cost of metals and a downturn in the economy forced John to make the difficult decision to close that chapter of his life and start anew. Or try to start anew, that is. John said he couldn’t go out to dinner with his wife without former customers stopping by his table to inquire as to whether he was doing any jewelry repair. Realizing that’s where he belonged, John opened John’s Jewelry Repair and Appraisal, LLC at 115 W. Davenport St., downtown Rhinelander.
John focuses on jewelry and watch repair, jewelry appraisals and sales, watch battery replacement, estate jewelry sales and custom jewelry work.
“What’s unique about my business is that you are dealing exclusively with me,” Stoehr said. “I am the one who will be doing your work and taking care of you – you’ll have my undivided attention.” Most of the work is done in-house.
During the Streetscape road construction, John is offering a 25 percent discount off retail price for any finished jewelry product ordered. Parking is available in the parking lots on S. Anderson and S. Courtney Streets if Davenport Street is closed.
“I do my very best to be honest and fair,” John added. “My father used to say, ‘There is a difference between making a profit and stealing,’ and I know the difference!”
The store is open Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – noon; the phone number is 715-420-1042. Watch for the website in development, JohnsJewelryRepairandAppraisal.com.