In 1947, Lillian and William Quenan opened a jewelry store in the small town of Bastrop, Louisiana. Bill and Lill became known for their charm and friendliness and their warm welcome made each customer feel special. With hands-on service, they helped the people of Bastrop find the perfect jewelry for the special events in their lives. While growing up, Bill and Lill’s four children spent a lot of time in Quenan’s Jewelers. Their son Steve developed an eye for exquisite design and craftsmanship from a very early age. He saw trends come and go, and he also saw that the appeal of classic beauty transcends trends. At his parents’ store, Steve did everything from sweeping the floors to polishing rings to educating customers about diamonds and other gemstones. In 1983, after studying geology at Northeast Louisiana University, Steve took over the management of the family business. For sixteen years, he operated Quenan’s Fine Jewelry in Louisiana. Although he and his wife Kyra loved their hometown, they wanted to pursue new opportunities in a growing community. While visiting friends in Central Texas, Kyra scouted locations in Austin, Round Rock, Bastrop (Texas), Lakeway, and finally, in Georgetown. The courthouse square with its Victorian buildings and historic feel reminded the Quenan’s of their hometown. Although Georgetown was growing at a rapid pace, the residents remained small-town friendly. The Quenan’s believed that their warm, personal service and extraordinary selection of jewelry lines would be a good fit for the growing community. They opened Quenan’s Jewelers in Georgetown, Texas in 1999 on Austin Avenue between 8th and 9th Street.
Georgetown embraced the Quenan’s right from the start, and the Quenan’s grew to love their new hometown. In 2006, they purchased an office building on the corner of 7th Street and Austin Avenue, directly across from the historic Williamson County Courthouse. The original building had burned down, and the current building had been erected in the 1930’s. For a long time, a hardware store operated in this building. The Quenan’s wanted to introduce a new kind of hardware to this prime location on the square – fine jewelry. They immediately began a massive renovation project, which they were determined would enhance the square and honor its Victorian heritage. In June of 2008, the renovation was complete and Quenan’s Jewelers moved into their new home at 700 South Austin Avenue.
Quenan’s Jewelers on Georgetown’s historic downtown square serves clients from throughout Central Texas. With more than a century of combined experience in the jewelry industry, our expert staff can guide you in selecting the best piece within your budget. We offer friendly service in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
Over the years, we have personally selected lines of jewelry, watches, and gifts from around the world which fulfill their promise of irreproachable craftsmanship, elegance, and design. At Quenan’s Jewelers, your satisfaction is guaranteed.
The fine jewelry and watch brands we offer include Tacori, Simon G, Gottlieb, Gregg Ruth, Spark Creations, Ritani, Ziva, Coast, Alwand Vahan, Konstantino, Lagos, ArtCarved, and Victorinox SWISS ARMY.
We also offer gifts from Reed & Barton Silver, Waterford Crystal, Lampe Berger and Votivo Candles.