Aaron Kilman Jewelers
3761 South Nova Road
Port Orange, FL 32129

Tel: (386) 761-9426
Fax: (386) 322-5275

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Mon-Fri: 10-5
Saturday: 10-4
Sunday: Closed

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By Elizabeth Knapp: Daytona Beach News-Journal Reporter

Generally it's dear old dad who starts a family business but the Kilmans, who just opened a second jewelry store, did it differently.

It was two teenage entrepreneurs, Aaron (Frank) and Joe Kilman, who laid the foundation. Their grandmother, Mrs, Arlie Doty, who owned the Tebo Nursery on Herbert Street in Port Orange, lived right next door to the late, lamented Anchor Inn. There were always customers milling around the parking lot, waiting for a table, because people came from Orlando, Titusville, and all over to eat seafood at Anchor Inn. (Aaron) Frank and Joe realized that this crowd had time on their hands and money in their pockets, So they set up a card table and sold them Puka beads. Puka beads were tiny white shells, found on Pacific beaches, especially in Hawaii, strung into necklaces, and very popular at the time, The boys did quite well.

Their father, Mike Kilman, as an engineer with McDonnell Douglas Aircraft, was on the road a lot for the company. He didn't plan it that way, but he picked up information on jewelry and the jewelry business in his travel.

Finally he invested $80.00 in costume jewelry, which returned $3000.00 by working for hours a night. The family manned tables set up at Marko's Heritage Inn, Captains Table, and the Safari Motel.

In 1978 the Kilmans opened a jewelry store in the Sunshine Mall (now Outlet Mall), later moving to Daytona Mall. The two boys who sold the Puka Shell beads as a start, will manage the two stores - Joe in the Daytona Mall and Aaron (frank) in the new Port Orange Store. Both stores will handle diamonds, fine jewelry, and watches. Custom-designed jewelry is a specialty of the family, along with the resetting of precious gems. But sorry - both stores are all out of Puka shell beads!

Update: The Daytona store is now relocated in New Smyrna Beach, Florida and Joe is now a Doctor of medical dentistry....Aaron (Frank) has expanded his Port Orange Store "Aaron Kilman Jewelers" with one of the biggest diamond and precious gemstone creations in the area.


Meet our fine and experienced store staff...

          Aaron - Your Fine Jewelry Consultant
 
  • In the Jewelry business since 1978
     
  • Master bench jeweler, diamond setter, Appraiser
     
  • Certified by Gemological Institute of America (G.I.A.) in:
    Gem Identification
    Detecting Fracture Filled Diamonds
     
  • Certified by Gem School of America in:
    Diamond Grading.
     
  • Certified by Swest of Atlanta:
     Jewelry Casting and designing
     
  • Graduate from Stewarts International School For Jewelers:
    Basic Jewelry Repair
    Advanced Jewelry Repair and Diamond Setting
    Working with platinum
    Advanced Stone Setting
    Gold and Precious Metals


    Renee - Your Fine Jewelry Consultant

  • Joined Aaron Kilman Jewelers in 1997.
  • Certified in Diamond grading from Gem School of America.
  • Other jewelry training from HOF, Seiko, Festina, A. Jaffe, Steve Macleod, Gold Lance, Kabana.
  • Top customer service and sales person for 2002.
  • Duties include Inventory control, Staff scheduling, jewelry buyer, shipping.
  • Long time resident of Port Orange. Renee is often visited in the store by her friends and family who are always offered our signature Cappuccino.
  • Plans and puts on our annual "Famous" Christmas/Customer Appreciation party each year.


    Hank - Your Fine Jewelry Consultant

  • Joined Aaron Kilman Jewelers in 1997.
  • In the jewelry industry since 1952
  • Traveling representative
  • We cherish Hanks knowledge and expertise


    Ceil - Your Fine Jewelry Consultant

  • With Aaron Kilman Jewelers since 1998
  • The best in customer service
  • Loves to work with people

          Debbie - Your Fine Jewelry Consultant
  • Joined Aaron Kilman Jewelers in 2004.
     
  • She is an important and great member of this team.
     
  •  Duties include Inventory control,  jewelry buyer.
     
  •  Her laugh is beautiful and contagious.

 


          Adam - Your Fine Jewelry Consultant
  • Joined Aaron Kilman Jewelers in 2004.
     
  • Certified in Diamond grading from Gem School of America.
     
  • Other jewelry training from HOF, Bulova Accutron, Galatea, Kabana, Many other lines.
     
  • You want a one-of-a-kind piece. Adam is your man.
     
  • Duties include Designing, jewelry buyer, shipping.


    John Tanner - Master Bench Jeweler for over 35 years

    Certified by Gemological Institute of America (G.I.A.) in:

  • Basic Jewelry Repair
  • Advanced Jewelry Repair
  • Working with platinum
  • Advanced Stone Setting
  • Gold and Precious Metals

  • Certified by Swest of Atlanta:
     
  • Jewelry Casting

           Sheryl - Accounting
  • Accounting
     
  • QuickBooks Specialist
     
  • Payroll
     
  • She is a vital part of our success!

 




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