The opening on Aug. 9 of Lamon Jewelers at 715 Watkins Road in Maryville was more than a business setting up shop. It was a family homecoming.
Many people know that Lamon Jewelers has had a store in Knoxville for many years. They also know that the new Lamon store is located where the former Bristol & Bragg Jewelry store was until the owner retired. What they may not know is that the Lamon family has deep roots in Blount County. Adrienne, Emily and Andy all graduated from Maryville High School, Andy Lamon said. Their dad was also a Maryville High graduate. Their grandparents and great-grandparents were also from Maryville.
“Our parents founded Lamon Jewelers and have operated our Knoxville location for 34 years. Opening a second store in Maryville is an opportunity for us to come home,” Andy Lamon said.
“We love the Blount County community and hope to support it through our sponsorship of the Athena Awards for women leaders as well as involvement in the Blount Partnership and sponsorship of local cancer research and awareness.”
Andy Lemon said the business concept is to create a fine jewelry store with a hometown experience.
“We want everyone to feel welcome at Lamon Jewelers. Our store design reflects this concept. We have beautiful jewelry for every budget. Lamon Jewelers has the largest selection of GIA certified diamonds in East Tennessee, and we specialize in bridal and anniversary jewelry. We also offer exceptional repair, appraisal and custom jewelry design services,” he said.