Did you know that our building was built in 1877 after a great fire consumed much of the downtown area? Crane Bros. Jewelers was the first resident of the new building, followed by the Schmidt Bros. Jewelers, then Conway Jewelers and now Swan Jewelers. Over 143 years this building has stood in Lake City and has always been home to diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds, topaz, citrine, garnet, amethyst, and peridot!
Swan Jewelers carries a wide variety of fine jewelry and sterling silver, featuring diamonds and colored stones. Our staff personally sources all pieces in our cases. Why is that important? We are looking at the durability of the setting (metal) and the quality of the stones (clarity & cut & color) so that you will be able to have years of enjoyment and compliments when you wear your jewelry. We make sure the diamonds are eye-clean (no visible inclusions can be seen with the naked eye), and well cut to give off lots of sparkle. People will notice your diamond! We look for good hue and saturation for our colored gemstones. Friends will comment on the beautiful color. We also review with you the care of your jewelry.
Our unique specialty line is Lake Pepin Pearls. These pearls are natural Mississippi River Pearls that Steve would purchase from clammers working the Lake Pepin region of the Mississippi River. Each Lake Pepin Pearl is unique in shape, texture, size and color. We create settings that compliment the uniqueness of each pearl. Lake Pepin Pearls reflect historical river town life.
In addition to jewelry and repair, we also offer engraving services. We have a wide selection of gift items to personalize for many occasions. Bring in those wedding invitations, business logos, signatures and old photos and we’ll help you create a very special gift.
Being in a small town often leads to community involvement. Steve is retired from the Lake City Fire Department, has served as a board member on the Lake City Marina Board, the Lake City Tourism Board, the Lake City Chamber of Commerce and the Lake City Lions Club. He has also held office as President of the Lake City Chamber of Commerce, the Lake City Lions Club, and the Lake City Fire Department Relief association. He currently serves on the City of Lake City Public Safety Board. Community involvement also extends to staff, as Shar has played an active role on various Chamber event committees, as well as the Lake City Athletic Boosters. Currently Shar serves as the Team Leader for the local Red Cross team.