About Us

What started out in Atlanta in 1986 as a family run custom jewelry shop has evolved over the years into an international company specializing in rare antique jewelry, fine colored gemstones, and the best estate jewelry from history’s premier jewelry houses such as Cartier, Buccellati, and Van Cleef & Arpels, to name just a few. J.S. Fearnley deals mostly with the trade so they are very selective in choosing not only the rare and the beautiful but also items of excellent value. This is greatly appreciated by the growing list of repeat private clients that find J.S. Fearnley at shows or through their online presence. Now that you have found J.S. Fearnley there is no need to own something typical or to over pay for something exciting. The firm exhibits at both trade and consumer jewelry and antique shows in the United States, Hong Kong and Singapore with travels to many more worldly destinations to view potential estates or to meet with their clients. You are invited to see first hand the beautiful selection of jewelry by making a visit to the showroom or a future show. The showroom is located in the affluent area of Buckhead, Atlanta, conveniently located across from the St Regis Hotel.  Due to their hectic travel schedule all showroom visits are by appointment.

 

Steven Fearnley

Steven FearnleyCanadian by birth, Steven goes by Steven because his parents choice to call him by his middle name. The initial J stands for John, a family name, and Steven’s parents liked the flow better. If they only knew the identification problems that would lead to in our future world of intense scrutiny perhaps they would have reversed the names. As they say in Canada, “C’est la vie, eh?”. Steven’s main interests as a youngster were hockey, reading and geology. His geological interest led to a fascination as to how these seemingly innocuous rocks could turn into beautiful gemstones when combined with an educated eye and skill. He enrolled in the Gemological Institute of America (the GIA) in California right out of school. After graduating Steven stayed in the US and is proud to say he is a citizen of the United States of America. For over 30 years, Steven has been blessed to work in an industry in which every day feels like fun instead of work. His passion for acquiring rare antique jewelry, exceptional colored gemstones, and stunning estate jewelry from history’s best known jewelry houses leads him around the world in search of these treasures. What could be more fun, eh?

Alexander Fearnley

fearnleyAlexander, as the son of founder Steven Fearnley, is the next generation of J.S. Fearnley. Watching his father grow in the industry from a small town mainstream jeweler to a well respected international jeweler gave Alex the drive to push J.S. Fearnley to the next level of success. Alex’s love to travel did not hurt either in his decision to join the company when he saw all the amazing places around the world that his father had to travel to acquire fabulous jewelry and accommodate his discerning clients. After getting his feet wet in the business he quickly got “the bug”. His quest for more knowledge led him to write and essay for the Gemological Institute of America and earned the Tiffany & Co GIA Scholarship, one of only a few awarded each year, to attend the prestigious Graduate Gemologist course in New York city. Alex has followed in his father’s footsteps not only in education but also in his passion for the rare and the beautiful. With his youthful outlook and educated eye, Alex no doubt adds another layer of expertise to J.S. Fearnley. Besides, as the younger generation, someone has to the heavy lifting at all the exhibited jewelry shows!

 

 

 

 

Shinell Williams

Born with a fire in her heart and a sparkle in her eye, she was fittingly named Shinell by her parents. A graduate from the University of North Florida, she is a true coastal Floridian who now calls Atlanta home. Shinell started in the jewelry business with Carlyle & Company and expanded her taste for luxury at Tiffany & Co. in the heart of New York City. Shinell loves every aspect of buying and selling jewelry. Whether she is hand delivering a diamond ring to a customer, managing the accounting or assisting with trade show logistics, she happily embraces every challenge. She is passionate about providing superior service and is a value to every facet of J.S. Fearnley.