About Us

At James & Sons, our mission has always been a tradition of trust, high ethical standards, knowledge of our jewelry products and services, fair pricing and value to our customers. We are looking forward to carrying the tradition of being a part of your family's story.

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Our Story

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In 1964, James F. Sunderland Sr. opened the doors to the original James & Sons Fine Jewelers in Calumet City, IL. Since those humble beginnings, three generations of the Sunderland family have been the trusted jeweler for Chicagoland. By offering the very best price, quality and selection, the James & Sons Family is committed to make every customer have a 5 Star experience. Our years of expertise and service have built a legacy of integrity and trust with our customers, who have in turn become like family. This is the foundation of our Core Values.

Our Core Values:

  • We want what's best for our
    customers.
  • We are passionate about our
    products.
  • We provide a fun and
    energetic shopping
    experience.
  • "Respect for all" is a non-
    negotiable.
  • Healthy families are our
    foundation.
  • Our reputation is our most
    important asset.

James & Sons: Our Life's Work

Our History

Our History

1964 - Calumet City

James Sunderland Sr. opens the first
James & Sons location in Calumet City

1980's - Second Generation

James & Sons becomes a second-generation jeweler when Jim Jr., Anne & Ford Sunderland join their father in business

1986 - Oak Lawn

James & Sons second location
opens in Oak Lawn

1991 - Olympia Fields

John Sunderland joins the team & opens a third location with Anne Sunderland

1998 - Orland Park

James & Sons opens in Orland Park and
it quickly becomes the flagship location

2003 - Chicago

James & Sons branches out beyond the South Suburbs and opens its first Chicago location in the Lincoln Park neighborhood

2004 - Schererville

After 38 years, the original Calumet
City location closes and James & Sons opens in Schererville, Indiana

2010 - 2020's -
Third Generation

James & Sons becomes a third generation jeweler as Jimmy Sunderland (Jim's son) and Katie Sunderland (John's daughter) join the team

2021 - Naperville

James & Sons opens in downtown
Naperville after years of searching for
the perfect fourth location

2023 - Orland Park

Having served Orland Park for 25 years at our original location, we are thrilled to commit many more decades of service at this new flagship location