J. Bartles Jewelry
Bartles Jewelry was opened in Frostburg, Maryland in April of 1990. During our 22 years in business, we have been providing custom and affordable jewelry to Frostburg and surrounding areas, including Cumberland, LaVale, Grantsville, and Westernport. Customers have also traveled from Pittsburgh, Washington DC, and Baltimore to purchase our exquisite jewelry.
The store was opened after owner John Bartles completed a course with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in diamond grading and basic design of jewelry. The study of basic design is very important for making custom jewelry to insure that a piece will be sturdy and well constructed.
After becoming GIA certified, John served an apprenticeship on the corner of 47th Street and 5th Avenue in Manhattan- also known as the Diamond District. During his time in New York, John became friends and associates with a man who was a diamond cutter as well as the owner of Monaco Jewelers. Through this association, John made connections with many of the diamond dealers at the Diamond Dealer’s Club. These long lasting connections are what enable John to get the best diamond at the best prices.
John Bartles has long been involved in the Frostburg business and civic community.