DePriest Robbins was founded in 1998 by Stephanie Robbins. With 15 years as a graduate gemologist, buyer and manager, she decided to start a personalized jewelry boutique to introduce a new way to purchase jewelry.
“It was a God thing, I believe that because I really jumped off a cliff when I opened up my store. Because it’s really not a store, it’s a totally different concept. You get the same thing as you would get in a storefront jewelry store but you don’t pay for the overhead and you get my personal attention.”
DePriest Robbins is more than just a fine jewelry retailer- it is a custom creation experience. Stephanie loves working with clients to design pieces that have special meaning for them. From bespoke engagement rings or meaningful anniversary gifts, to redesigning heirloom jewelry for a modern wearer or creating one-of-a-kind pieces that can be passed down for generations to come.
Stephanie works with a variety of designers that she has been building relationships with for 30+ years. These designers are still flourishing in the jewelry market and many have been creating works of art for generations. This personal relationship experience extends to in-store trunk shows and events, where these designers can come meet Stephanie’s clients and develop relationships with them through the years.
Stephanie wants you to choose the perfect piece for your collection and feels that trying it on without feeling pressured is an integral part of that. We invite you to come see us in Downtown Huntsville, where you’ll always be greeted with a smile and treated as a friend, not a customer.
“This business is all about relationships. I never take helping my client for granted. I feel very honored to be a part of their life.”
Patton Hammitte joined the DePriest Robbins team as an intern while attending Samford University, but her relationship with Stephanie goes back even further. When she was a child her mother would bring her along on shopping trips to DePriest Robbins. “She would say ‘I’m going up to Stephanie’s, do you want to come?’ and I loved coming along because it was such an enchanting experience. It was always a special treat for me as a kid.”
Patton’s experience exceeds her Business Management degree, or even her certifications in Diamond Essentials and Colored Stone Essentials. As a third generation Huntsvillian and Randolph graduate, she has watched the city grow and thrive and has a deep appreciation for Huntsville’s expanding culture. She has also had the opportunity to see her family’s 60-year-old business expand and change as Huntsville has grown.
The experience of working with clients to create something that can be passed down for generations is Patton’s favorite part of her daily life at DePriest Robbins. She has been able to work on emotionally fulfilling projects such as designing a custom ring with her mother and helping create her sister-in-law’s engagement ring, and looks forward to helping many more families create custom timeless pieces that they can love forever.
Depriest Robbins is a premier broker of:
- Colored Gem Stones
- Fine Jewelry
- Designer Jewelry
Depriest Robbins also offers:
- Design/Custom Service
- Appraisal Service
- State Farm Replacement Service