Khamis Fine Jewelers Celebrates 20th Anniversary
On November 12, 1995, Mary Khamis-Rowe opened the doors to her own jewelry store after years of working for someone else. Twenty years later, Khamis Fine Jewelers is now a key business in the Geist district earning state and national awards and the loyalty of many customers.
“I have been involved in the jewelry business since 1978,” said Khamis-Rowe. “My neighbors managed the Zales store, and they needed part-time help, so I began working there during high school, and I am still in the jewelry industry 37 years later. Upon finishing college, I decided if I was going to stick with this, I was going to do it all the way.”
Khamis Fine Jewelers does not only provide top-quality service to its customers, but also gives back to the community by sponsoring Little League teams, an Indy Lights team and Conquer Paralysis Now (formerly the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation).
Beyond community involvement, Khamis-Rowe also prides herself on providing customers with the best service and jewelry selection in the area. Believing that excellent service is what sets her business apart from the rest, she only hires professional and knowledgeable employees with years of previous experience.
“The best part of working here for me is making people smile,” said Khamis-Rowe. “You get to be a part of this special event in a person’s life and help them pick out the right piece. I have always loved jewelry. It has always been a passion of mine.”
Khamis Fine Jewelers carries a selection of over 1,000 pieces in store from high-end diamonds to sterling silver charms. They offer custom design, repairs, engraving, restringing and appraisals. Recently they added to their collection of awards by winning two state design competition awards in October.
“When a customer comes in, I just want to make them happy,” Khamis-Rowe said. “Whether it’s for a repair or to buy an engagement ring, we want to become their personal jeweler. We work hard to create that trust with each customer and build a personal relationship. We have been here for 20 years, we have the same customers coming in and we have grown with the neighborhood.”
Looking into the next 20 years, Khamis-Rowe hopes to see the business grow even more.
“In the past 20 years, some things have changed, and some things have stayed the same. Jewelry styles and fashion are always changing, and we always carry the latest trends along with classic styles. We have seen the community grow, and we have grown with it,” said Khamis-Rowe. “Twenty years from now, I hope to still be growing and be a part of the neighborhood.”
From November 12-14, Khamis Fine Jewelers will be celebrating their 20th anniversary with a huge public event complete with food, drinks and discounts. Almost the entire store will be 50 percent off, and with every purchase, you can pop a balloon for extra giveaways. For more information, visit khamisfinejewelers.com.