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Exceeding 100 years of outstanding retailing in Southeastern Michigan

Milkins jewelry store was established in 1905 by Archibald Burdett Milkins. We have exceeded 100 years of outstanding retailing in Southeastern Michigan, now entering our Fifth Generation. We are a proud member of the American Gem Society which holds the highest standards and ethics in the jewelry industry. We are also a member of GIA (Gemological Institute of America), JA (Jewelers of America), JSA (Jewelers Security Alliance). Our staff is trained by both GIA and AGS. Milkins Jewelers was recently honored by Jewelers of America and The Michigan Retailers Association as a Centennial Retail Jeweler.
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What Makes Milkins Jewelry Store in Monroe, MI Different?

Milkins prides itself on customer satisfaction. We feel the greatest sense of accomplishment when we have a happy customer. We believe in an honest approach to selling. Our pricing policy at Milkins is simple, we offer fine jewelry at fair prices the first time you ask. We do not inflate our prices in order to give you a false “discount”. Burdett Milkins has over won over 20 awards for outstanding jewelry designs. Burdett can create a masterpiece for you that can show off your spirit and soul.

Burdett Milkins Awards

2005 – Nich Award Finalist – Metal with Gemstones
2004 – AGTA Spectrum Award Winner – Men’s Division Platinum Honors
2003 – AGTA Spectrum Award Winner – Bridal Division
2002 – AGTA Spectrum Award Winner – Bridal Division
2001 – AGTA Spectrum Award Winner – Division II
2000 – Contract Artist – Hearts on Fire Diamond Collection
1999 – AGTA Spectrum Award Winner – Division V Manufacture Honors
1998 – AJDC New Talent Competition Winner – Mort Ableson Award, this year’s new top talent
1998 – Niche Award – V- Disc Pendant – Finalist
1998 – Designers in Context – A select group of designers using gem cuts supplied by Stone Coast Gems – Spirit Sun and Context Cut
1997 – Contemporary Design Group Member
1997 – AJDC New Talent Competition – Finalist
1997 – AGTA Spectrum Award Winner – Division III
1996 – Ponte De’Oro Design Competition – Finalist
1995 – AGTA Spectrum Award Winner – Division III
1994 – Education – Allen Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts
1993 – Modern Jewelers Magazine Buyers Choice Award – Division IV
1992 – Peoples Choice Award – Michigan Jewelers Association design contest
1990 – Honors Award – Michigan Jewelers Association design contest
1989 – Education – Bowling Green State University – Fine Arts/ Psychology
1987 – Apprentice Work – Keeping alive a family tradition that began in 1905 as a fourth-generation jeweler