About Us

It all began back in the 1970’s when Debbie was a teenager visiting her big sister during the summers in Hawaii. She fell in love with the Hawaiian shells and brought them back home to Spencer, NC. She turned the shells into beautiful jewelry and from then on, she was hooked on the jewelry business.

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Celebrating 30 Years of

"Love Stories"

Starting in the early 1980’s, Debbie worked in the jewelry business with other designers making unique nugget gold jewelry. She also mastered jewelry design and repair at a young age.

In 1990, Debbie worked out of her parent’s large basement, and brought one of her close friends, Sherrie, into the newly created business “Debbie Barnhardt Jewelry Repair.” Building it solely by word- of-mouth, her custom jewelry design boomed as well as her own designed pieces.  In 1992, it was time to move to a storefront in downtown Historic Spencer, NC. 

In 2010, Debbie’s son, Josh Barnhardt, completed his MBA at UNC-Chapel Hill and decided to join the family business. With his expertise, they grew to a bigger store in Downtown Salisbury, NC and became the leading jewelry store in Rowan County. Barnhardt Jewelers offers the largest selection of diamonds and diamond jewelry in the area, along with multiple designer lines of fashion jewelry. With the largest selection of bridal in Rowan County, hundreds of custom and designer jewelry pieces plus endless ordering possibilities, we will be able to find what you are looking for! 


The team at Barnhardt Jewelers has grown to five full and part-time staff to serve you. Don’t forget we have one of the area’s two full time bench jewelers. We pride ourselves on making your trip memorable and stress free. There is no pressure sales with our staff and you can have fun trying on pieces!  Please also say hello to Debbie’s furbaby Abbey.

Debbie and Josh (son) Barnhardt

Please feel free to email us with your questions or set an appointment for Diamond Appraisals, Estate Verbal Appraisals & Custom Design 

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