Clater Jewelers – Towne Post Network

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Clater Jewelers has served generations of Louisvillians as the trusted jeweler for brilliant diamonds, fine fine jewelry, and treasured gifts. With a tradition of trust, high ethical standards, product and service knowledge, and fair pricing, Clater Jewelers has provided great value to customers since it first opened in 1949.

Approaching its 70th anniversary, the family business is led by Sallie Clater Baer (daughter of founder William Clater) and Megan Campbell Martin, who have both been with the business for 44 years.

“Our staff has a combined 150 years of experience,” said Martin. “Our knowledge of diamonds and jewelry helps us serve our customers and find the perfect piece of jewelry they want.”

Their knowledgeable staff can help you find the best diamond or stone for your jewelry needs, and it’s all done in-house.

Clater Jewelers is the only member of the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO) in Louisville, giving them exclusive access to the largest jewelry buying group in the world.

“We go to about three IJO shows a year and source diamonds directly from Antwerp, Belgium, the diamond capital of the world,” Martin said. “Since we’re the only band going to shows locally, we have a lot of jewelry that no one else has.”

Martin and his team can personally shop for customers at shows and choose pieces to meet their needs.

In addition to their IJO membership, Clater Jewelers also has a Gemological Institute of America graduate gemologist on staff. Christy A. Martin, daughter of owner Megan Martin, spent 10 months studying in Carlsbad, California for the prestigious certification she earned in October 2009.

“There are over 3,500 stones, and Christy can identify any of them,” Martin said.

Clater JewelersHighly trained staff can also work directly with clients to create custom pieces for any occasion and can offer appraisal services for insurance or estate purposes. Their unparalleled customer service guarantees that you will be satisfied with your jewelry purchase.

Other services include engraving by their expert engraver, on-site jewelry repair, assembly, and free repair estimates and inspections.

Clater Jewelers now serves its third and fourth generation of customers due to its customer service, integrity, and pleasant in-store experience, and hopes to become the long-time piece of jewelry for many Louisvillers to come.

“We are all passionate about our work and love jewelry,” Martin said. “We are very customer service oriented, and many of our customers are like family.”

Conveniently located at 1201 Herr Lane #170 in the Westport Village shopping center, Clater Jewelers is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit

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