Our location at the historic Nut Tree Village in Vacaville houses our state-of-the-art Repair Shop. Watch the
jewelers at work while they create beautiful designs or refurbish your Grandmother's heirloom. Most repairs are done
on site using the latest in technology, such as our Laserstar® laser workstation.
Johnnie Thornton was raised in the jewelry business, and by the age of fifteen, he knew that jewelry designing was
going to be his passion. Johnnie has studied under European designers and attended numerous designing academies, and
brings more than 30 years of experience to the bench. He has won International awards for his unique custom designs
and loves to create one-of-a-kind pieces for our store. Being the Head Goldsmith, he also oversee's repairs and production.
Fernando Del Rio Jr. has been working for Thornton & Sons for 20 years and
works alongside his tutor, Johnnie Thornton. As well as his onsite training, he has attended jewelry repair academies
to further his knowledge. Fernando loves his profession, stating that he is always learning and that the rewards of
his job are endless. The pride he has, truly shows in the care he gives each treasure he works on.
Jon Burris G.G. A.J.P. is a graduate of the esteemed Gemological Institute of America's Graduate Gemologist program. The
academic credentials earned at GIA are respected by gem & jewelry professionals around the world. Jon has worked for
Thornton & Sons for 9 years & continues to further his education to bring the most to his role of Appraiser. He
enjoys the satisfaction of revealing the identity & value of the jewelry he appraises.