“Being a fine jeweler is an amazing and heart-warming career; I get to help people celebrate new beginnings, special achievements and milestones in life.”
Jimmy started his passion for jewelry in 1999 after he married and settled in Lake Mary Florida. His passion for creating one-of-a-kind heirloom quality pieces attracted clients who sought the best. Fortune 500 executives, a former Miss America winner, and Major League Baseball players to name a few have sought his unique craftsmanship, ability to find the best in gemstones and diamonds, and his strong attention to detail. With 20 years in the industry, and expertise from many different jewelry store environments, Jimmy is unparalleled in his ability to find and create superlative jewelry no matter the budget.
After realizing Florida was far too hot, he moved circuitously to the wonderfully cool mountains in Asheville where he has worked with the Laughter family for 5 years. He is a staple in our local jewelry community and is known for his excellence in his diamond expertise and his jewelry design and remodeling.
When Jimmy is not devoting himself to his passion at Grant Laughter Jewelry, he sits on the council as treasurer of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, spending time with his family and friends, woodworking and cooking.
“With great pleasure do I choose to work with Jimmy, he is a man of honor, dedication, and will power. He has a genuine heart for his clients and strives to provide them exactly what they are looking for under budget. I feel honored to work with Jimmy, and I hope that you feel the same once you meet him” – Grant Laughter
“Professional, friendly, knowledgeable, nice and very easy to work with! We had a piece custom designed by Jimmy K at the Arden location and are extremely pleased with the workmanship!” -Jane Giudici
“Jimmy was awesome to do business with. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone. This Jewelry store is great and after looking around it was clear that they have the best quality for the best price. Great Experience!!! -“Scott Stills