About Us

Leonard Ellis founded Ellis Jewelers in 1952 in downtown Lexington, North Carolina. He established Ellis Jewelers with the morals, values and intimacy of a family business. In 1978, Len DeFelice purchased the business from the Ellis family, but made it a first priority to uphold the comforts that can only be offered by a family business. 

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In 2008 Tim Hiatt purchased Ellis Jewelers from Len after working and managing Ellis Jewelers since 1980. Tim is also past President of the North Carolina Jewelers Association and Southern Jewelers Alliance and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Jewelers Association. Today, Ellis Jewelers has two convenient locations in North Carolina: Lexington, and Kernersville. Each of these locations has onsite repair services, and one on one personal customer service.

Not only will you find amazing selections and deals on jewelry when you stop by; you’ll also find our caring and helpful staff. We at Ellis Jewelers are dedicated to making sure that your purchase is a worthwhile experience. We’ve quickly been know for our award winning custom jewelry designers specializing in bridal and also in fashion designs using the latest technology including laser welding and Cad designs. With the Cad Cam technology you can watch your design vision come alive on a screen right before your eyes.  Our knowledgeable sales staff will do their best to help you find the selection that meets your needs, wants and price budget. Our onsite jewelry repairmen will customize any new purchase to fit your needs or clean, fit, or fix your old family heirlooms.

At Ellis Jewelers we are also involved with and care about our communities. Helping local charities is one way and both our store managers are involved in the communities as well.

Ryan Curry is serving and involved in leadership on the Local Kiwanis Club. Dee White is involved with local kid athletics programs. Ellis Jewelers is not just a family owned business; Ellis Jewelers is a family, and we are dedicated to meeting your every need, so stop by for a visit today! 


Left to right: Ryan Curry since 1985, Lexington Manager; Tim Hiatt since 1980, owner; Dee White since 1986, Kernersville Manager.

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