In 1970, at the age of 13, Kim Gillespie began his career learning the craft of making fine jewelry. His father, Thomas Gillespie, taught him the fundamentals of gold-smithing. Kim had a true talent…an eye for art and design. His teachers and friends took notice of his special talents quite early. After receiving an Art scholarship for his drawings, sketches and watercolors, Kim chose jewelry design as his primary means of expression.
The store, Gillespie Jewelers, opened as a one man operation in 1983. Kim Gillespie performed custom work for the trade…meaning, designing pieces for many local fine jewelry establishments with retail pricing. In time Kim realized his talents would better serve the public and his interests by giving the general public exceptional quality in custom jewelry, loose diamonds and gemstones at prices far below retail.
In his North Dallas office Kim worked long and tedious hours building a name for himself, selling loose diamonds and making one of a kind custom jewelry. In October of 1992, we opened the retail location in Addison’s Spectrum Center. In 2005, we moved to Addison Village on Addison Road. As of Thanksgiving 2011, we opened our new store at Quorum Plaza II, Beltline Road, Addison.
You are welcome to stop by our shop anytime to Meet Kim Gillespie.
Gillespie Jewelers is built, almost entirely, on customer referrals, fair pricing and exceptional craftsmanship. We give sincere thanks to our loyal clientele.