– Owner and Founder; Bruce attended the Citadel from 1953-1955 and graduated from Clemson University in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, working as a Structural Engineer until 1980. His interest in fine jewelry began in 1974 and in 1980, he became a professional Diamond Broker and opened Diamond Jewelers of South Carolina in Downtown Greenville. Widely sought for his knowledge of antique jewelry, Bruce has traveled the country to find the best deals on the most exquisite diamonds, fine jewelry and gems.
Karin Kingsmore Collins – Co-Owner; Karin graduated from The University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree and worked as a VP/Senior Underwriter for government-guaranteed commercial lending institutions until 2004, and as a Consultant for TD Bank from 2009 to 2013. In 2002, Karin started a handmade jewelry business that went online in 2003. Karin and her jewelry have been featured in The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Nylon Magazine, and other publications in the US, Canada, the UK, Japan, and the Netherlands. Karin grew up with Diamond Jewelers but officially came on board in 2012, and has completed GIA’s Diamonds & Diamond Grading course.
Julie Hoffman – Manager, Diamond Consultant, and trained Gemologist since 2003; Julie has a true passion for jewelry, and has been working in the industry for over 15 years. Her goal is to make diamond and jewelry buying a less stressful, more pleasant experience. Come in and let her knowledge and expertise help guide you to find the perfect piece of jewelry for yourself or that special someone, and experience the difference a well-trained specialist can make.
A stress-free environment since 1980, our primary goal is to have only satisfied customers. Diamond Jewelers of South Carolina was included in Talk Magazine’s 2012 A-List and was voted the 2013 Best of the Upstate Reader’s Choice.