About Us

HBP_2481_resized.jpgChampaign Jewelers is a locally owned fine jewelry store located in the Shoppes of Knollwood. Champaign Jewelers specializes in fine diamonds, engagement and wedding rings along with diamond and color gemstone fashion jewelry. Costum Jewelry Design, Jewelry repair and Appraisal services are also available. 

Owner Kari Johnson Smith is a Graduate Gemologist (G.G.) through the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).  The requirements of a G.G. degree include diamond identification and grading, color gem identification and grading and pearl grading.  Kari is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in economics and decided to stay in the great city of Champaign after graduation.  Kari enjoys working with clients to find or create the perfect item to celebrate life's special occasions. 

Manager Andrea Hanner is a native of the Champaign area and has been a jewelry professional since 2001.  Andrea has completed the Diamonds Graduate degree from the Gemological Institute of America.  She is an expert at finding the perfect piece of jewelry for every occasion.  Andrea loves to educate customers about their choices in diamonds and engagement rings and makes the experience of getting engaged a pleasant and exciting one.