About Us

About Us

Your Hometown Jeweler in the Jacksonville Area

About the Espling Philosophy
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At Espling Jewelers, we are devoted to being your jeweler. We accomplish this through the philosophy that keeping a customer satisfied means having quality merchandise, personal service and integrity in the community we serve.

Espling History


In 1972, Bengt A. Espling chose to leave his successful corporate job as a vice president of a national jewelry chain to found his own business, Espling Jewelers. Starting in Southgate Plaza as a watch repair shop providing warranty service of Timex watches as well as high grade brands, Espling was able to expand throughout Jacksonville as a local jeweler still providing excellent service.

Although he was already a success, in his heart was family and he wanted less traveling. Choosing Jacksonville as a home was a family decision.
Early in Bengt’s life, he trained under the renowned master horologist Henry B. Fried. In the founding days of Espling, he spent time repairing watches and transferring that knowledge to his oldest children. The store inventory included a few watches and watch bands to sell, later adding diamonds and jewelry collections. The business expanded. He would say, “keeping the customer satisfied means offering quality merchandise and providing excellent service.”

Today, three generations of the Espling family continue with the same philosophy. His son Ben Espling is the president and has accreditations as a watchmaker and master jeweler as well as a GIA diamonds graduate.

Espling Jewelers is well known and respected as a local company, voted many times as Best in Jax for watch repair, jewelry repair and for precious and semiprecious stones. This has been accomplished by selling quality jewelry and watches as well as providing excellent service.

Espling Jewelers operates three distinctive stores in the Jacksonville area. We appreciate the opportunity to be your jeweler.
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