Custom Jewelry Designers Bring Your Dreams to Life

John and Janelle Thomas have shared a love of jewelry. John began his career 30 years ago in New York, realizing early on that working with jewelry was more than a career for him. It was a passion. Janelle began her adventure 25 years ago in New Mexico. She owned her first jewelry shop at age 24, focused on repairs and building your own jewelry. 

John and Janelle both studied at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). He loves custom design jewelry to help bring his clients’ ideas to life. John has custom-designed more than 2,000 rings during his career. Janelle is a registered gemologist with the International School of Gemology. She loves being part of special moments in life by creating the perfect luxury jewelry experience for her clients. 

Customers can expect only the best when shopping with John Thomas Jewelers. John and Janelle hand select diamonds from the oldest diamond trading center in the world, located in Antwerp, Belgium. 

John Thomas Jewelers is the only Master Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO) in Albuquerque. As members, John and Janelle have received expert training that keeps their knowledge and skills of the custom jewelry business updated for the best customer experience. They also adhere to the IJO ethical code of conduct that guarantees honesty, integrity, and trust. 

Whether you wish to purchase your custom jewelry online or stop by the showroom, John, Janelle, and the entire team at John Thomas Jewelers will educate and guide you through your purchase. 


I love my Job! I started in the jewelry industry at 19 and I still LOVE jewelry! I absolutely adore our wonderful clients, and feel privileged to be able to design family heirlooms for future generations.

I have worked with John since 2004, and have watched his beautiful family grow, and the business also. It is such an awesome feeling to be part of the John Thomas Jewelers Family, and I look forward to many more years of family, fun and great jewelry.


I have been in the jewelry industry 48 years.

I enjoy using my experience to serve my clients and educate them so they can choose the perfect piece of jewelry for themselves or their loved one.

My lovely wife Roxy and I have 6 daughters and 16 grandkids so I have learned patience.

I look forward to serving you.

Staci Barka, Jewelery Specialist

Staci has been with John Thomas Jewelers since November 2020, although she is new to the industry she is blessed to learn from the best.

Before starting her new venture at John Thomas Jewelers, Staci was a former Miss Rodeo New Mexico and is still actively involved in the sport of rodeo competing in team roping, breakaway roping and barrel racing.

Like a championship belt buckle preserves a victorious moment, Jewelry preserves one of life’s most precious and special moments, love, and this is why I feel so honored to be apart of John Thomas Jewelers. 

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