John Showah

John Showah

Owner / Goldsmith

Johnstown Jewelers specializes in creating custom pieces and in remaking and restoring heirloom jewelry. John is not only a jeweler, he is also a master designer and stone-setter, a skill set very few retailers today can claim. And unlike ordinary jewelry stores, Johnstown Jewelers makes nearly all the pieces they sell. John spent nearly fifteen years in New York City’s Diamond District, giving him a unique perspective on the jewelry business and trusting relationships to jewelers and suppliers in both New York and abroad.

Originally from Beirut, Lebanon, John and his family moved to Virginia in 1992 from Connecticut, after receiving a job offer from one of his retail clients in the area. The family fell in love with Williamsburg; and after learning the retail trade, in February 2008 John opened his own store.

Johnstown Jewelers is also the perfect source for ready-made jewelry. You will always find something new, something different, something creative. Unlike the same commercial product you can buy anywhere, here the quality will be superb. Johnstown Jewelers will inspect, clean and maintain anything you buy from them, from the smallest item to the most important jewelry pieces. And if a customer wants to upgrade a piece of jewelry, Johnstown Jewelers will give close to full credit for the prior piece.

Written by Suzanne Douglas