While Chebli Jewelers is new to the Holt area, they have a long tradition of craftsmanship and customer service. The jewelry shop was originally started in 1978 by Philippe Chebli’s father, under a different name in the Lansing area. Phillippe started working in the business after school when he was fifteen years old, learning how to fix watches.
Philippe later went on to go to school for jewelry repair, as well as an education from the Gemological Institute of America to learn about diamonds and gemstones. He continued working alongside his father learning the business and eventually took it over.
“After that I wanted to expand the business and move in a different direction,” says Chebli. “So that’s when we decided to move to Holt.” Chebli has greatly enjoyed joining the Holt community, finding the residents and other business owners very welcoming.
And while Chebli recognizes there are other jewelers in the area, he knows one of the things that sets him apart is his customer service. “We treat every customer the same whether they’re coming in for a battery or a bridal ring,” Chebli says. “We take the time and treat every customer with care and respect.”
Another thing that sets Chebli apart is that everything is done on-site. While many jewelers send items away to be done, Philippe is the one doing it all, right in Holt. He likes to involve the customer in as much of the process as possible. For example, when picking out an engagement ring, Philippe wants the customer to be involved in picking out the stone through the finished product.
Some of the products and services Chebli offers are fine jewelry, engagement, jewelry repair, remounting, custom designs, watch repairs, and clock repairs.
Chebli Jewelers is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. They are located at 1995 North Cedar Street, Suite 7 in Holt, 517.887.0222, cheblijewelers.com.