Ashford & Grace Fine Jewelers officially opened its doors in the fall of 2004. With a unique concept, store owner and fine jewelry expert with over 30 years of industry experience, Jay had a vision to open his own first independently-owned store inside a giant supermarket chain. While seemingly an unusual location for a jewelry store, over the years, with thousands of customers shopping weekly, Ashford & Grace Fine Jewelers has been able to cement itself as the local resource for fine jewelry, all in a very convenient location. In 2012, our first standalone store opened in Colts Neck, New Jersey
Our website is another extension of our growth, focused on creating the same in-store experience where we will continue to serve and satisfy our valued customers through the ease and convenience of an online store
A little history...
So what’s in our name?
When you hear our company name, many assume the names belong to the store owners, but there is a little more colorful history behind the naming of our company. Actually, the word Ashford in our name comes from the place where Jay, the owner of Ashford & Grace, proposed to his wife, Trish. The word Grace honors the name of Trish's mother.
So, what and where is Ashford exactly? In the early 13th century, Ashford Castle in Mayo, Ireland was founded by the Anglo-Norman de Burgo family following their defeat of the native O'Connors of Connaught. The de Burgo's would build several such castles throughout the province, but Ashford Castle in Ireland would remain the principal stronghold.
In the late eighties, a group of Irish American investors purchased Ashford Castle in Mayo. In the years since, Ashford Castle has been voted not only one of the best hotels in Ireland by the most discerning guidebooks, but also one of the top 50 resort properties in Europe.
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