Avis Fine Jewelry was founded in 1988 by Cecil and Avis Brewer. In 2012, Avis Fine Jewelry went under new ownership by Christopher and Heather Lewis. Owning her own jewelry store had been a dream of Heathers for many years. As a GIA Graduate Gemologist, Heather offers years of knowledge and experience in the jewelry world. As a promising business owner, Heather was asked to be a member of Independant Jewelers Organization in 2016 and was asked to serve on the North Carolina Jewelers Association board in 2022.
Heather is also a part of the Thomasville Rotary and a board member of the Thomasville Chamber of Commerce. She gives a lot of her time to her community.
In 2016, Avis Fine Jewelry was invited to become a member of the exclusive Independent Jewelers Organization, which is a group of 800 independent retail jewelers nationwide that have been selected to join this prestigious organization. We are the only jeweler in Davidson County that has been allowed into this organization based on our reputation, customer service, and contribution to our community.
As our area’s exclusive Master IJO Jeweler, we maintain a leading role by keeping up with the latest trends in fine jewelry, educating and practicing industry-leading customer service, and ensuring we are using the latest innovative technologies. We are able to purchase diamonds directly from Antwerp Belgium, the diamond capital of the world, at the best value, based on our buying power in this organization.
In 2023, Avis Fine Jewelry was also asked to be apart of Jewlers of America. JA is the voice of independent jewelers, fighting to keep our members informed and aiding the industry on issues that affect them. The organization was formed in 1906. Jewelers of America produces a Code of Professional and Ethical Practices by those in the industry. The association also provides information to help consumers learn about jewelry.