Growing up in the Rio Grande Valley, Annette Ehrhart certainly didn’t think she would end up in Denton, Texas. “I guess I just grew where I was planted,” said the owner of Ehrhart’s Jewelers. Annette came to Denton to attend TWU, and while in school, she helped a family friend at an Indian Jewelry show. At that show, she met her future husband Jack Ehrhart, a jewelry designer.
Soon, Annette and Jack were attending jewelry shows together, and in 1975, they put down roots and opened their own store in Denton. Together, they built and grew their business by making the customers their number one priority. “In the beginning, we often joked that first we said yes to whatever the customers asked of us. Then, we figured out how to make the request happen.”
The entire team at Ehrhart’s Jewelers has a knack of genuinely listening to customers. Whether it is assisting customers in finding the perfect piece for a special occasion or helping them discover a way to repurpose and redesign a family heirloom, the jewelers take great pride in their ability to think outside the box while providing excellent customer service. Customers often return because they appreciate feeling listened to but never feeling pressured to stretch beyond their budget.
For forty-five years, Ehrhart’s Jewelers has done everything from simple repairs to designing and creating extraordinary, custom pieces of fine jewelry, and Annette still considers owning a jewelry store the best job in the world. The industry is always changing. New gems are still being discovered, and gems that customers are familiar with are being found in new parts of the world.
Ehrhart’s Jewelers has proudly served three generations of customers. “It is incredibly rewarding to know that so many families have trusted us through the years,” said Annette. “Nothing makes our team happier than seeing a customer’s face when we have restored a family heirloom or made the ring of their dreams.”
When she is not at the store, you will find Annette enjoying time with her five grown children and 16 grandchildren. She is also active in her church and supports several local, nonprofit organizations and educational groups.
Forty-five years in business is a big milestone for any company, and Annette is truly looking forward to celebrating the store’s 50th anniversary in a few years.
940.382.5454 | EhrhartJewelers.com | 260 S I-35E, Ste. 200 • Denton, TX 76205
photos courtesy of Ehrhart’s Jewelers