About Us

Jonathan’s Jewelers: Providing trusted service and on-site quality custom jewelry design, repairs and appraisals for over 30 years in Bedford, NH.

Jonathan’s Jewelers is committed to offering fabulous jewelry at a reasonable price – and with a personal touch. Since Jonathan Crary incorporated Jonathan’s Jewelers in Bedford, NH in 1997, we have completed over 50,000 repairs and become the state’s best full-service jewelry store. Most repairs are done on premises; and many sizings, settings and appraisals can be done while you wait (with an appointment). We have several certified jewelers and a friendly, educated sales staff to meet your every jewelry need.

Custom jewelry design is our specialty: from pencil sketch to finished, ultimate beauty using the metals and precious stones that suit your tastes and your budget. We also offer a variety of completed custom-made pieces, as well as designer settings and jewelry lines from around the world.

Our mission is to provide Southern New Hampshire with outstanding service and product knowledge, while accurately representing and appraising jewelry. We achieve this by offering free advice and options, without pressure, openly and honestly. We treat people graciously and truly believe that it is a privilege to participate in this industry. We are delighted to be of service.

Staff Bios

2018 - Jon

Jonathan Crary
Owner, Bench Jeweler, Designer

Jonathan has owned Jonathan's Jewelers since 1997. He's been in the jewelry business since 1980. Jon's interest began in high school where he made rings from silver spoons. He then went on to apprentice with one of the top jewelers in western Massachusetts.

Upon moving to New Hampshire, Jon took on the role of manager for Gemvest Jewelers in Bedford. In addition to managing the store, he also served as Master Bench Jeweler and designer. In May of 1997, Jon elected to open his own establishment and created Jonathan's Jewelers.

Jon is certified by GIA in diamond grading and is presently completing the work for his Graduate Gemologist degree. He is the current President of the New England Jewelers' Association, and is well-versed in all types of jewelry repair. Jon takes great pride in his workmanship and great skill as a diamond setter.

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2018 - Tom

Thomas Buonomo
Designer, Bench Jeweler

Tom has been in the jewelry business since 1991 and with Jonathan’s Jewelers since 1999. A recipient of numerous design awards from the New England Jewelers Association, he is well known for his contemporary jewelry designs, as well as his unique ability to capture each customer’s vision by creating three-dimensional pencil drawings on the spot. Tom takes great pride in translating his sketches into beautiful and original finished jewelry that are truly custom-made, and fit perfectly with each customer’s personal tastes, budgets and lifestyles.

Tom’s interest in jewelry design began while taking high school art classes. In addition to gaining a fluent understanding of Victorian, Art Nuevo, Art Deco and Retro designs, he mastered wax model making skills via his work as a dental technician. Tom designed and created many wedding bands for friends, spent two years as an apprentice and three years as a full-time bench jeweler to further hone his craft. His on-the-job experience provided a unique opportunity to work with gold and platinum, and he shares Jonathan’s passion for superior design and quality work.

2018 - Deb

Debbie Dobbs
Appraiser, Modelmaker, Bench Jeweler

Debbie has been with Jonathan's since 2001 and has been in the business since 1986. She completed a four year apprenticeship at a large jewelry store in England and went on to become a designer and assistant manager.

She now works at Jonathan's as a designer/modelmaker and appraiser.  Deb has completed her security awareness training and received her Declaration of Completion from the Jewelers Board of Appraisal Review.  Debbie is also well versed in metallurgy, understanding allergic reactions to alloys of precious metals.  This allows her to offer options to our customers who have allergies to these metals.

Lauren - 2018

Lauren Marin
Bench Jeweler

Anna - 2018

Anna L

Kerry-Ann Jobin

Kerry-Ann Jobin

Stefanie - 2018

Stefanie B
Bench Jewler

Stefanie has been in the jewelry business since 1991 and with Jonathan’s Jewelers since November of 2018. She is a third generation bench jeweler and went to North Bennet Street School. Stefanie gained her intrest in jewelery from her family.

Rachel - 2018

Rachel Desmond

About Us - Bio - Ken

CMSgt Kenneth H. Southard USAF Ret.
Sales, Estate Specialist

Ken joined Jonathan’s in 2010, and has been in the business since 2005 as an antiques estate appraiser, auctioneer, estate liquidator, and international antiques dealer.  He also served for 24 years as an Air Force Air Traffic Controller, is a Vietnam veteran, and retired at the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. Ken is our resident research expert regarding antique and estate pieces, and is well versed in sales.

Ashley - 2018

Ashley Negrete