Mr. Jimmy Green, President, Green Jewelry, 6/21/2014
Listen to Jimmy Green: June 21, 2014
James Franklin Green was born into an active duty U.S. Marine Corp. military family on April 30, 1956, in Cherry Point, North Carolina. He has lived in San Antonio since age five and can trace his Texas roots back to early settlement days of German immigrants.
Growing up in San Antonio, he attended both SAISD and NEISD schools. He along with his brother and two sisters were members of the water-ski team featured during the world’s fair at Hemisphere ’68. In 1970, he began a stocker in the high end menswear retail industry working for the Satel family. With State Honors in Distributive Education at MacArthur High School, he discovered salesmanship to be his strong suit and rose quickly among the ranks at Satel’s. While attending San Antonio College, Jimmy accepted a full store management position, leading a team and operations at J. Cricket (an innovative, high fashion menswear retailer in North Star Mall). He was introduced to the fine jewelry industry in 1975, and so began his passion for a career in the business. This passion, strong work ethic along with educational course work from the Gemological Institute of America took Jimmy from sales associate to management; first, with Frost Brothers Precious Jewels and their affiliate fine jewelry salons at Godchaux’s, Metairie and New Orleans, Louisiana and back to San Antonio with Ben Adams Precious Jewels. In 1985, he accepted a position with Dennis Jewelry Company as general manager overseeing buying, marketing and all retail store operations. After two decades of service to the Dennis family Jimmy decided to fulfill his destiny by opening a fine jewelry salon of his own.
It was Jimmy’s vision and passion for the trade, coupled with his mantra – incentive, initiative, imagination and inventiveness that afforded him the opportunity to turn his dream into a reality. Located in the Vineyard Shopping Center at the intersection of Blanco Road and North Loop 1604 W, J Green Jewelers opened in November 2005 as a full service fine retail jeweler. Within 560 square feet, we have a full manufacturing facility, gemological lab, and two conference rooms. We are blessed to have a knowledgeable and dedicated team of professionals in our family at J. Green Jewelers. We are fortunate to have the world’s best manufacturer, designers and dealers as vendor partners. We offer complete service, including: appraisals, jewelry and Swiss-trained professional watch repair, jewelry cleaning and polishing, custom design and manufacturing. J. Green Jewelers has been recognized with many outstanding awards locally and nationally, which helped create our sterling reputation within the industry.
Jimmy Green believes in giving back to the community and serves on several boards and belongs to several civic and charitable organizations. He is most proud of his membership with the Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation and is honored to be the candidate chosen by LULAC Council No. 2. Jimmy and J Green Jewelers have generously supported over 200 different local charities, including schools and churches.
Jimmy is married to his wife of over 36 years, Pamela. They are blessed to have a son, James Preston and daughter, Rebekah Annaliese who share their father’s passion for jewelry and have followed him into the business at J Green Jewelers. He and Pam also are blessed with a granddaughter, Payton Michelle Green. He is fortunate to have his parents, AnnaBelle and Moss Green and his siblings all living in or near San Antonio. Jimmy is firmly rooted in his Christian faith, very involved with Community Bible Church including hosting a bi-monthly men’s bible study at J Green Jewelers.