About Bennett's Fine Jewelers

For over 60 years the Bennett family has provided its customers with the finest selection of the world's most elegant jewelry and gift items.
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The late Sophie W. Bennett began Bennett's Fine Jewelers as a risky $5,000 investment in the downtown shopping area on January 2, 1950, and over the next 60 years it has grown into a major, multi-million dollar business.

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Today Don, the son of Sophie W. Bennett, continues his mother's family business, serving the cities of southeast Georgia. Don Bennett, the son of Sophie W. Bennett, graduated as valedictorian from Bainbridge High School in 1953, and attended Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois from which he graduated as valedictorian with a Bachelor of Science Degree in marketing in 1957. Don Bennett then completed a two year advanced postgraduate course in watch repairing, jewelry repairing, and custom-order jewelry manufacturing from Bradley, the finest school of its kind in the country. Don Bennett was awarded the title of Certified Master Watchmaker by the American Watchmakers institute in August 1958.

Don Bennett is a certified Graduate Gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and a Registered Supplier of the American Gem Society (AGS) for over 35 years. He has been appraising diamonds and fine jewelry for thousands of customers and has been issuing certified jewelry that are accepted by all insurance companies at current replacement cost.

Our History

Since its inception in January, 1950, on the square in downtown Bainbridge, Georgia, BENNETT'S FINE JEWELERS, INC. has been counseling its many thousands of customers and enabling them to purchase loose diamonds, watches, and fine jewelry at very competitive prices. BENNETT'S was located for over 53 years in downtown Bainbridge, Georgia from 1950 - 2003 and relocated to 111 Stratford Street, Statesboro, Georgia 30458 on December 26th, 2015.

 The late Sophie W. Bennett began Bennett's Fine Jewelers as a risky $5,000 investment in the downtown shopping area on January 2, 1950, and over the next 60 years it has grown into a major, multi-million dollar business.

For 30 years, Don Bennett traveled 46 of the 50 states as a sales representative for three of the world's largest diamond and jewelry manufacturers located in New York City. It was during these years of 1963-1993 that Don not only sold to multi-million dollar retailers, but also acquired an extensive knowledge of the intricacies of the diamond industry. It was during this time that Don received the "Salesman of the Year" award in 1978, 1979, 1980, and 1981 from A. Jaffe, the "Salesman of the Year" award from the Jewelers of Louisiana in 1982 and the "Salesman of the Year" award in 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1987 from Jabel, Inc. Don successfully completed the Gemological Institute of America's (GIA) Diamond Grading and Appraisal Course and was awarded the GIA Diamond Grading and Appraisal Certificate on August 18, 1981. While in the employ of A. Jaffe, a supplier member of the American Gem Society, Don Bennett was awarded the AGS Registered Supplier's Title on December 3, 1982, a title that he held during his employ by A. Jaffe and Jabel, Inc. (both members of the American Gem Society). He maintained the title of Registered Supplier, American Gem Society, from December of 1982 until January of 1994, a period of 12 years, until he retired from selling to multi-million dollar retailers on the road. Bennett's Certified Jewelry Appraisals are very detailed, furnishing complete information as to metallic weight and content, number, shape, and type of stones, each with a complete description of their individual size, weight, cut, color, and clarity, and with a very competitive replacement market value. Because these jewelry appraisals are so detailed, they are readily accepted, without question, by all of the major insurance companies.

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Bennett's specializes in loose diamonds in all shapes, sizes, and qualities from $100 to $100,000. We have thousands of loose diamonds that are selected personally for you from cutters who maintain diamond cutting facilities in Antwerp, Belgium, Tel-Aviv, Israel, and Bombay, India.

We grade merchandise correctly, because we have both knowledge and ethics. One without the other is dangerous. The most ethical person in the world can unknowingly mislead a customer without knowledge of the product. The most knowledgeable person can deceive a customer if he does not adhere to the highest code of ethics.

At Bennett's each and every diamond is precisely graded for cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. We have over 100 years of combined experience in the diamond business to make sure that you get the best possible value for your diamond dollar.

Whether you live in Savannah, Hinesville, Ft. Stewart, Brunswick, St. Simons, Statesboro, Waycross, Albany, Hilton Head, Charleston, Fernandina Beach, or Jacksonville or anywhere in between, Bennett's Fine Jewelers is your local "Friend in the Diamond Business".

Feel free to telephone us to obtain your FREE copy of our informational booklet, "ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DIAMONDS." This booklet explains, in easy-to-understand terminology, how diamonds are graded and valued.

At Bennett's Fine Jewelers, we believe that service is very important. We feature manufacturing of special order custom designs. Our highly skilled and knowledgeable custom-design experts can sketch jewelry designs for you, or, if you have your own designs already sketched or pictures of the styles you wish made, we can create the exact design for you, using your stones and/or ours in 10 Karat, 14 Karat, 18 Karat, yellow or white gold or platinum, or a combination of these metals.

Top Value

With the purchase of any loose diamond or the purchase of any piece of diamond jewelry you will receive:

  • The finest quality at the lowest possible price.
  • Full trade-in allowance, at any time, towards the purchase of a larger diamond.
  • Very accurate diamond grading by a GIA and AGS graduate with over 58 years of diamond grading experience.
  • A detailed Certificate of Appraisal at the current replacement market price. This detailed appraisal spells out the size and weight of each diamond, as well as each diamond's clarity, color, and cut.
  • A full, money-back guarantee. A full 30-day money-back guarantee on any loose diamond or diamond jewelry creation if you are not 100% satisfied for any reason.

Your own custom design

At Bennett's Fine Jewelers, we believe that service is very important. We feature manufacturing of special order custom designs. Our highly skilled and knowledgeable custom-design experts can sketch jewelry designs for you, or, if you have your own designs already sketched or pictures of the styles you wish made, we can create the exact design for you, using your stones and/or ours in 10 Karat, 14 Karat, 18 Karat, yellow or white gold or platinum, or a combination of these metals.

For over 68 years the Bennett family has provided its customers with the finest selections of the world's most elegant jewelry and gift items. Please feel free to call or visit us online. We look forward to becoming your jeweler, and we want you to be proud to say that "it came from Bennett's."