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After 65 Years, Wesley Jewelers in Upper Montclair to Close

by Victoria Marie Moyeno
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Wesley Jewelers, located at 628 Valley Road in Upper Montclair, has announced that it will be closing its doors for good in the coming weeks after 65 years in business. The shop specialized in 14k jewelry and silver as well as jewelry and watch repairs on the premises with most small jewelry repairs done the same day.

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It was a one-stop shop for all things jewelry from wedding bands to glamourous rings, bracelets, pendants, necklaces, earrings, cufflinks, watches, and more.

Wesley Jewelers is one of the few long-lasting jewelers in the area. Founded in 1956, the owners wanted all customers to be comfortable browsing the shop and were always treated like family. “We want every customer to feel welcomed in our store and browse where there is no sales pressure and become part of the family. We have over 40 years of experience in the jewelry business,” its website states.

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“We pride ourselves on giving exceptional and personal service to every customer. There is no job too big or too small that we will not try to help you with,” was the motto of Wesley Jewelers.

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The Valley Road store first opened in 1956 under original owner Mike Wesley. Wesley later sold the store to Frank Horonsy, who was the owner up until 1985. In 1985, Ken Scheren bought the store, Montclair Local reported. Owner Ken Scheren explained that the store will shut down at the end of April or the beginning of May. The shop has only closed once in its tenure in Montclair, and that was because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In a statement to Montclair Local, Wesley explains that the shop was only closed for two months and when he reopened, customers came back right away. However, with his wife retiring, he feels that now is the time for him to move on and join her in retirement.

Customers can shop women’s and men’s jewelry in-store now through the beginning of May {possibly}. The shop’s official last day has not been announced yet. With designs also available on the website, customers can shop the “retirement sale” online for 50% off items.

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