Montgomery Chamber of Commerce

Business Spotlight March 2020

Posted on: February 27, 2020 9:30 pm

James Free Jewelers

James Free Jewelers is a locally owned fine jeweler that offers unforgettable treasures worthy of celebrating personal moments and crafted to last a lifetime. Locally owned fine jeweler that offers unforgettable treasures worthy of celebrating personal moments and crafted to last a lifetime.  

Owner: Michael Karaman

Location: 9555 Main Street, Montgomery, OH 45242

Contact Info: 513-793-0133



Get to know more about Jeanette Keith, General Manager

What is your favorite part of your job?

Building relationship with the customers and everyone treat each other like family.

What was the inspiration behind the business? Or what is your personal inspiration?

James Free Jewelers mission is to provide the best selection and value in fine jewelry supported by an extraordinary personal experience. We do this by doing everything with honor, commitment, pride and integrity. 

What are the three most important things about your business?

            •          Relationships

            •          Trust

            •          Creating Happy Memories

What is one of the most interesting pieces you have seen or sold?

A Diamond of 22.22 ct; 11.11ct each matched pair, Radiant cut, excellent cut. First time twin stones of this size to be from same rough.

What is your key to success?

I have a strong work ethic and treat everyone with respect. I wouldn’t ask anyone to do what I wouldn’t do. 

What is one of your favorite client stories?

A man surprised the lady as they came shopping for engagement rings and proposed to her right away in the store.

Name one short term goal.

This is short and long term goal to always workout and eat healthy (strive to always be healthy).

Best advice anyone has given to you.

Always Dream Big and Believe that you can do it.

What is your favorite part about owning a business in Montgomery?

Montgomery is such a charming community, full of great people who love to give back. Montgomery has welcomed me with open arms.

Do you have any special services you offer Montgomery Chamber of Commerce members?

We offer 15%  discount to all of the Chamber members.

What is your favorite part about being a member of the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce?

Meeting and connecting with the members. 

Does your business donate to any charities? Which ones? Why?

James Free Jewelers contributes to a wide variety of local and national charities. We select charities that are close to our employees hearts. We believe one of the best things we can do for our community is support causes that help change out community for the better. We have been invested in the communities we serve for 80 years.

If you could change one thing about the world what would it be?

There are so many things that I would change: end global warning, war, cancer, poverty, pollution, racism, animal abuse etc. Hard to just pick one.

What is one of your favorite quotes?

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Hellen Keller.

Describe yourself in three words.

Genuine, Kind Hearted, and Fun. 

If you could be talented at anything instantly what would it choose?


Do you have any hobbies or activities of interest? What are they?

Lifting weights, running and fitness competitions, love of all animals.

Where is your favorite place to eat and hang out in Montgomery?

Tie! The Melting Pot and Stone Creek. 

What is your favorite Cincinnati area craft brewer?

Let's just say I have high hopes for MPH (Montgomery Public House).