About J Caudle & Co. LegacyJC and Anne Caudle opened their first location of J Caudle & Co in 1976, in Scottsboro, Alabama. In 1983 they opened a second location in Huntsville, AL. The Huntsville store located on Memorial Parkway stayed in operation until 2001. JC and Anne closed the Huntsville location in order to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle and focus more on unique jewelry design. They kept the Scottsboro location open (when you could find them there and not dancing!) until his passing in 2010.
The business moved to Huntsville in 2010 in Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment.
JC CaudleFor JC, creating art with his hands had been a lifelong passion. He started drawing and Oil painting after High School and continued discovering different avenues for his imagination. He went through a period where he hand carved antler for pocket knives, He also made silver jewelry during the early 1970's period of Sterling and Turquoise style jewelry. He also studied Photography and spent several years subjecting his family to photo shoots. He would also sit and write short stories about any subject that came to his mind... He also spend time learning about the Southeastern US Indian culture and the art that was created, pottery, arrowheads, game stones etc.
In between all these creative outlets, he worked as an Electrical Engineer (University of Tennessee 1962). Through all these different interests, his imagination always seemed to take him back to creating jewelry.
If a customer came into the store and was interested in diamonds, JC would take the time to educate them on all the different aspects of diamonds. Sometimes the customer would get more information than they originally thought they wanted to know. Many of the engineers really appreciated this in him. When you came to see JC for a diamond or special jewelry design, you needed to make sure you had a couple of hours. He always had a story to tell... Just a part of his charm...
In recent years he took on the challenge of learning and competing in Ballroom Dancing. He loved it! He would travel all over the country and with both his professional and amateur partner (wife Anne), danced in every competition he could. In 2008 he won $10,000 as Top Amateur Male, which made dancing the next year more affordable!
Someone told me once that if JC put his mind to something he wanted to learn and do, he would do it, and do it well... A true Renaissance Man.
SherrySherry is a Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America. She went to California and attended the intensive studies and hands on training to obtain the "Earned in Residence" Graduate Gemologist Diploma. She has worked in her family's business for 35 years. She creates her own jewelry designs and prepares insurance appraisals.
Sherry is a member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA).
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING YOU LIKE...Send us an email through the contact us page to ask about a piece. We can make arrangements for payment and delivery.
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Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 12-5