Jim started his business in his father’s basement in 1980. In 1985 the original Ample Pantry restaurant was purchased and turned into what Rose Jewelers is today.
Over the last 30 years we have performed the bench work for over 29 stores in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, performing over 1,000,000 repair jobs for various clients. In 2008, we decided to step out of the commercial jewelry repair business and instead offer our low rates and quality work to the general public.
As proud partners of Buy Local Kalamazoo, we believe that keeping money in the community, and in the hands of families just like ours will keep Kalamazoo moving forward.
The Rose Jewelers Team
Owner / President: Jim Rose III
Born in Kalamazoo, MI in 1953. Raised up on the East side of Kalamazoo where he graduated from Hackett High School. After spending 3 years in the Navy he went to work for Carl V Reck jewelers in the downtown mall. In 1980 he decided to open his own jewelry repair business. Jim purchased the original Ample Pantry and turned it into a small repair shop. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, he has become the go-to jeweler for our community.
Jim Sr. enjoys working on old cars (Corvettes in particular), golfing, and spending time with his dog Sam.
Vice President: Jim Rose IV (Little Jim)
Jim Rose was born in Kalamazoo, MI in 1986. He grew up in Mattawan, MI until high school when he moved to Delton, MI where he raised elk and bailed hay during the summers. After high school he went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from Ferris State University in Construction Management, which landed him a job in Houston working for a construction management firm in the oil industry. For the next 7 years he traveled across Canada and the US constructing pipelines, oil refineries, and oil distribution tank farms.
In August of 2014, he decided to quit his career and come home and be part of the family business, and learn from his father. Jim went back to school to get certified as a bench jeweler and has been helping manage the business and bring it in to the modern technology world. He says “Best move I ever made, being close to family and friends means more than any job can offer”.
In his spare time Jim enjoys spending time outdoors camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, and kayaking. He likes to garden and has a dog named Daisy, who also enjoys fishing.
Our wonderful afternoon helper. The pretty one of Rose Jewelers. She’s the professional that fills in for us when we are gone. Keeps the place looking good and running smooth.
Our friendly red lab. Big ol teddy bear, and doesn’t miss a snack.
Daisy Mae Rose
Our little rescue mutt. More energy than a kid on candy!