Discover James Free

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

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 Service

When it comes to jewelry services, few jewelers are as equipped to satisfy your needs like the team at James Free. With a comprehensive staff of designers, jewelers, gemologists, and consultants whose life passion is the creation of fine jewelry, you can be certain that your precious possessions are in good hands.

Closely held by the managing team, our company has been trusted by tens of thousands of satisfied customers since it was founded.

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.


Mr. James Clarke Free opened his jewelry store in Dayton, Ohio with just three employees.

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.



James Free moves his location to the Winter’s Bank Tower (presently the Kettering Tower).

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.



Michael Karaman moved James Free Jewelers to its current Dayton location on 3100 Far Hills Avenue.

James Free Jewelers opens a second location near Cincinnati at 9555 Main Street in Montgomery OH.



James Free Jewelers ventures into ecommerce and starts selling online at

The Dayton Art Institute invites James Free to become their exclusive jeweler. James Free is still proudly serving as the Art Institutes exclusive jeweler.



The Cincinnati Bengals name James Free as their official jeweler.

James Free is awarded by Town & Country Magazine as a Leading Independent Jeweler in America.



Lux Magazine of London names James Free Jewelers “Ohio Jeweler of the Year”.