Stephens Jewellers is a family-based business established in Shepparton, Victoria in 1994 by Stephen and Michelle Schneider, who are still actively involved in the business. However, the roots of the business go back three generations. Michelle’s Grandfather Arthur Gerrard, a watch maker by trade, established Gerrard’s the Jewellers – one of Shepparton’s first jewellery stores – in 1951. Stephen & Michelle originally traded as Shepparton Showcase Jewellers, and have established the business as a destination in the Goulburn Valley over a period of 20 years. In 1997 they opened their second store at Shepparton Marketplace, a busy 7-day shopping destination. Stephen has travelled extensively internationally and participated in extensive technical training to build an in-depth knowledge of diamonds and precious stones. Stephens Jewellers now boasts an international network of global diamond merchants and jewellery designers enabling us to bring the world’s best jewellery design practice and competitive buying to our business.
The evolution to Stephens Jewellers coincided with the opening of our beautiful new destination jewellery store in Echuca, on the mighty Murray River, in November 2014. Stephens Jewellers now employ over 25 passionate locals with a vast experience in every aspect of the retail jewellery business. Our philosophy, however, remains very much one of serving our local community and delivering the best possible experience we can to all our clients. No matter what you are seeking, we will always do our best to provide a quality product of exceptional value and personalised service.