Opening of a new jewelry store in New Bern specializing in personalized items


An expert jeweler has opened a new boutique in New Bern.

KTB Jewelry specializes in making quality unique jewelry. Everything in the store is handmade by the owner on site.

Owner Tom Carson moved from Detroit, Michigan to New Bern 3 years ago.

“I wanted to move my family to somewhere a little quieter than Detroit,” Carson said. “I wanted better for my children.”

Carson said he contacted a friend who also worked in the jewelry business to find a new job and was contacted within two days by a local jeweler who offered him a position.

He said that after three years it was not working and after becoming unemployed he decided to open his own business.

KTB Jewelers recently opened at 589 McCarthy Boulevard in New Bern.

Everything in the store, which includes rings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants and more, is handmade by Carson.

Customers can also bring in their designs and Carson will customize the piece to the customers’ wishes.

He also does repairs, cleaning, battery replacements and more.

“A client can bring in all of their old jewelry and I can make it into something beautiful and new,” Carson said. “The cost would only be for labor and any other materials I would need to use.”

Carson said customer service is one of her top priorities.

“I stand behind every piece of jewelry 100%,” he said. “I want my customers to be happy with their items.”

Lead time is 3-7 days depending on what is made.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call 252-422-2342 or visit


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