James Pearce

Jeweler, goldsmith and your personal repair expert.

James is Bowen’s in-house repair specialist. He grew up in the jewelry business, apprenticing with his uncle and then operating his own goldsmith shop for 20 years. Wanting to be closer to his family, he moved to Nelson County and joined our family here at Bowen’s. There is no repair too simple or too complex for James. Normally a repair takes about a week to complete, but with James on our team, Bowen’s can offer an express repair service within 24 hours. James keeps his zen through writing poetry, making beer, and his goats.

James’ favorite “repair” was creating an incredible Breast Cancer Awareness pendant for a customer using her parents’ wedding rings. The initial plan was to melt the rings and cast them into an awareness ribbon. But James realized that he could straighten and fuse the two rings together, then hand-form them into the ribbon. The result was a simple and elegant pendant that retains the look and valued memories of the original rings while exquisitely illuminating breast cancer awareness.