Ohio's Most Trusted Jeweler

The joy and sentiment behind each piece of jewelry that is passed from our hands to yours, is what makes
our job so worthwhile. Offering unforgettable treasures worthy of celebrating your personal moment
and crafted to last a lifetime is not a responsibility we, at James Free, take lightly.

From the moment you enter James Free, we strive to exceed your expectations.
From a warm greeting to a hot cup of coffee, we want you to feel more than welcome.
We want you to feel at home.

Experience the James Free Difference

James Free Quality

Uncompromising Quality

For every one hundred diamonds our gemologists examine, only two will meet our exacting standards. This commitment to exceptional quality made James Free one of the finest jewelry stores in the nation. But those values go beyond our jewelry, watches and diamonds. Our staff is passionate about perfection. We are inspired by innovative design. We are captivated by superior craftsmanship. And our expertise is nonpareil. Some call this level of service a luxury.
We call it standard.

The James Free Family

You can sense the feeling of family from the moment you walk through our doors. Our staff supports and trusts each other. We take pride in the business we’ve helped to build. And we welcome all of our customers with open arms. Whether it’s a wedding, anniversary, birth or graduation, we are honored that you invite us to share in the joy of your family’s celebrations and milestones. The James Free Family exists...because you made us a part of yours.

The James Free Warranty

Your James Free diamond comes with a free lifetime option to upgrade. We’re so confident in the quality of that diamond that we’ll honor the original price you paid towards the purchase of a new one. Even if it’s only a dollar more! And for all other jewelry, we offer a complimentary three year jewelry protection plan with each purchase. If a prong, strand or clasp breaks, or your watch needs a new spring bar or battery, simply contact us and we’ll make it good as new. James Free’s Warranty is among the best in the country because we sell the best quality jewelry.

James Free Jewelers Locations

Visit the James Free family today at one of our two Ohio locations.
Our jewelry and timepiece experts are here to help you with all of your jewelry needs.

James Free Through the Years

1940 Mr. James Clarke Free opened his jewelry store in Dayton,
Ohio with just three employees.
1940 - 1960 James Free becomes the area’s expert platinum-smith and
builds a reputation for elegant designs and meticulous repairs
through his work for customers and companies such
as NCR and Rike’s Departments Stores.
1970 James Free moves his location to the Winter’s Bank
Tower (presently the Kettering Tower).
1984 Mr. Michael S. Karaman, a protégé of James Free, purchases
the company from his mentor. James Free continues
as President of the company for two more years.
1988 Michael Karman moved James Free Jewelers to its current
Dayton location on 3100 Far Hills Avenue.
1998 James Free Jewelers opens a second location near
Cincinnati at 9555 Main Street in Montgomery Ohio.
2008 James Free Jewelers ventures into ecommerce and
starts selling online at jamesfree.com.
2010 They Dayton Art Institute invites James Free to become their
exclusive jeweler. James Free is still proudly serving as the
Art Institutes exclusive jeweler.
2012 The Cincinnati Bengals name James Free as their
official jeweler.
2014 - 2015 James Free is awarded by Town & Country Magazine as a Leading
Independent Jeweler in America.
2017 Lux Magazine of London names James Free Jewelers
“Ohio Jeweler of the Year”.