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Our Decatur Owners

John and Lisa Flora are the 4th generation owners of Flora Gems which has been in business for 163 years. They have been married for 12 years and continue to look forward to helping Decatur and the surrounding areas with their jewelry needs.

Decatur Team

  • John Flora

    John Flora

    Position: Store owner since 2001, 4th Generation.

    Credentials: Bachelors of Science from University of Colorado Boulder; GIA Graduate Gemologist


    About Me: "I truly enjoying helping engagement couples find the perfect ring, and I love to be creative and custom design one of a kind items. I enjoy spending time with my family, working out, snowboarding, fishing, golf, racquetball, playing with my dogs, and anything outdoors."

  • Lisa Flora

    Lisa Flora

    Position: Co-Owner

    Credentials: Bachelor of Science from Illinois State University and Graduate of Diamonds


    About Me: "I love hearing from our customers and friends about their special Flora Gems jewelry and the stories behind them."

  • Kaitlyn Smith

    Kaitlyn Smith

    Position: Personal Jeweler

    Credentials: GIA Graduate Diamonds


    About Me: "After my wonderful experience buying my engagement and wedding rings from Flora Gems, I decided this would be such a fun profession! I enjoy helping other couples find their engagement rings. Custom design holds a special place in my heart— I have so much fun creating beautiful jewelry! I love spending time with my husband and our two dogs Gus and Zeke!"

  • Annette Taylor

    Annette Taylor

    Position: Controller since 1993

    Credentials: BS Accounting/MBA from UIS


    About Me: "I enjoy the fast paced environment of Flora Gems and that it is interesting every day. I enjoy working with numbers…they are a part of who I am! I love spending time with my family, traveling, camping, shopping, and playing with my dog!"

  • Scott Wulff

    Scott Wulff

    Position: Bench Jeweler

    Credentials: 32 years experience as a jeweler


    About Me: "I did not choose jewelry, it chose me. I like the challenge of each repair that comes through the shop. I like to hear that someone else has said that it can't be done. I will do my best to prove them wrong. I enjoy traveling with my wife, spending time with my 9 grandchildren, and reading old books."

  • Jim Roach

    Jim Roach

    Credentials: Bachelor of science from Southeast Missouri State University, GIA diamond graduate


    About Me: "The favorite part of my position is the interaction with our guests! I am lucky because I get to do the estate buying, which is always interesting, and also be a Flora personal jeweler, which allows me to assist in finding the perfect piece of jewelry for our guests! In my spare time, I enjoy my family, competitive sports, and going to see live music."

  • Steve Bell

    Steve Bell

    Credentials: Steve has been a bench jeweler for 31 years.


  • Lisa Gibson

    Lisa Gibson

    Position: Personal Jeweler


    About Me: "I am proud to be part of such respected and well established family business and the work environment that provides me with. I enjoy the fast paced nature of my position and that each day presents new challenges. In my free time, I love spending time with friends and family."

  • Amanda West

    Amanda West

    Position: Inventory Manager

    Credentials: Bachelors of Science Major in Chemistry


    About Me: "I am so blessed to be able to say I love my job and the company that I work for! I enjoy the fast paced environment and having to look forward to something new everyday! In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family, cooking, and crafting."