Our Expert Team

Ron Sayers

Graduate Gemologist (GIA)

Ron has been a part of Sayers Jewelers for as long as he can remember, ever since his parents, June and Leroy Sayers, opened their shop back in 1950.  He received his Graduate Gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America in 1992. Ron is passionate about designing and making custom jewelry for clients. In his spare time, he enjoys giving back to the community, collecting antiques, boating, and travelling with his wife, Ellen. In his younger years, Ron was a licensed pilot and certified scuba diver! 

Ellen Sayers

Diamond Certificate (GIA)

Ellen grew up in Port Mahon and Leipsic, DE and worked part-time at Sayers after graduating high school, while also working as a licensed beautician. Since marrying Ron, Ellen has worked full time at Sayers for over 50 years as an experienced pearl stringer while also managing finances and selling jewelry. In her free time, Ellen enjoys working in the yard, boat rides on Lake Como, spending time with her grandchildren, snowmobiling in Montana, and giving back to the community.

Tom Sayers

Graduate Gemologist (GIA)

A third generation Sayers, Tom has been with the jewelry store for over 24 years. His many duties include manufacturing and repairing jewelry, engraving, sales, appraisals, payroll, accounting, and much, much more. Born and raised in Smyrna, Tom enjoys outdoor activities like hunting and crabbing, watching football, and spending time with his wife, Melissa, and his daughters, Alison and Amber. Ask him about his dream of being a professional whistler. 

Alison Sayers

Jewelry Consultant

A fourth-generation Sayers, Alison has been working both part and full-time here for over 6 years. She strings pearls, helps with sales, and assists with administrative duties behind the scenes. She recently graduated from the University of Delaware with an Honors BS in Economics and is currently law student at Villanova. She loves crafting, crabbing, and hanging out by the water with friends and family. 

Gretchen Rose

Jewelry Consultant

Diamond Certificate (GIA)

Gretchen has been a part of the Sayers team for over 30 years. She prides herself on helping customers find gifts for every occasion, from anniversaries to engagements and everything in between. Gretchen currently lives in Hartly, DE with her husband, Dave, and her two sons, Cody and Caden. When she's not networking, she loves to spend time with her family and friends.

Tracy Attix

Jewelry Consultant

Born in Hatfield, PA, Tracy moved to Clayton, DE 15 years ago to marry her husband, Gilbert, who had purchased her engagement ring from Sayers Jewelers. Tracy has been a part of our team for 15 years this Christmas, helping with sales part-time, restringing pearls, and doing administrative work. When she's not at Sayers, Tracy is a fitness instructor, loves boating, camping, and hanging out with her family and daughters, Alyssa and Aubrie. 

Alan Kuhns 


Alan has been with Sayers since 2005, working on sizing, tipping prongs, and more, but has been working on jewelry since the 1980's.  He really enjoys remounting rings into new settings and seeing the customer's reaction to their new piece. In his spare time, he likes to go to the gym to regain his gym-rat status. 

Becky Sessa

Jewelry Consultant

CPAA Cultured Pearl Specialist

Becky began her career in jewelry at Forney's Jewelry Store in Chestertown, MD while a sophomore in high school. After 10 years, she moved to Forney's in Dover, DE where she remained for another 25 years. She's been part of the team here at Sayers for nearly 5  years, earning her Pearl Specialist certification from GIA in the process. It’s pretty obvious she really enjoys what she does. In her spare time, Becky loves kayaking with her husband, Sam, being with family, and tackling house projects.

Deborah Wentworth

Jewelry Consultant

GIA Diamonds & Diamond Grading

CPAA Cultured Pearls Certificate

Deb has been with us at Sayers for 4 years and counting. A self-proclaimed "know-it-all", Deb is our inventory and supplies guru, along with designing custom jewelry, selling diamonds, and providing us with random trivia facts throughout the day. Her hobbies include quilting, embroidery, reading spy novels, and petting cats. 

Ally Wheatley

Jewelry Consultant

Ally is from Clayton, DE and currently attends Washington College. She's helped design window and item displays for the store since November of 2016. If she's not in the store, she's probably off traveling the world somewhere. 

Julia Luttrell

Jewelry Consultant

Julia is born and raised in Smyrna, DE and has been with Sayers since June 2017. She loves helping customers find the perfect piece they've been dreaming of. She's currently a sophomore at the University of Delaware and in her free time she loves hanging out at the beach or pool with family and friends. Fun fact: her favorite animal is her neighbors cat, Kenny. 

Tommy Weber

Jewelers Apprentice

Tommy has been with Sayers since January 2018 training as a jewelers apprentice. He wears many hats in the workshop, including resizing rings, changing watch batteries and bands, fixing necklaces and bracelets, and helping Ron and Tom with custom pieces. Tommy's hobbies include snowboarding, camping, forging (aka blacksmithing) and building go-karts. 

Raigan Nickle

Jewelry Consultant

CPAA Cultured Pearl Specialist

Raigan is the most recent Sayers addition, joining the team in June 2018. She runs our social media channels and designed the website you're currently reading this on! She's also one of our custom CAD/CAM designers. If she's not working, she's either cooking, travelling, or rocking out somewhere! 

About Us

We are proud to serve customers from all 50 states and have been selected by Delaware Today as one of the state's premier jewelers. Now in our fourth generation, we are a family business emphasizing customer service and satisfaction along with tax-free shopping. Our large and expert staff, including GIA trained graduate gemologists and diamond experts, are excited to bring you the best jewelry and jewelry shopping experience found in Delaware!

For 70 years, Sayers Jewelers & Gemologists has served with distinction as the area's most complete and trusted jeweler. While many things have changed over the past decades, four generations of the Sayers family have ensured that the important things have not -- things like uncompromising quality, a strict attention to detail, and small-town customer service.

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19 S. Main Street

Smyrna, DE 19977


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