For four generations, the Floras have been Decatur’s premier jewelers. Since the days when Great-Grandma Flora used her precious wedding gown to create intriguing displays, we’ve shown customers a different way of looking at jewelry.
Marriages have begun and anniversaries have been celebrated with Flora Gems on this same street corner for more than 150 years. And we’re just as committed to the community as it is to us, working with organizations like American Heart Association, Mt. Zion Schools Foundation, Girl Scouts, Macon County Animal Shelter, Decatur Sympho and Junior Welfare Association to help make sure the community stays as strong as Flora Gems.
Time passes on; styles come and go, but diamonds are forever—and so is Flora Gems.
Opens 2nd location in Champaign-Urbana
Celebrates 150 years
Chamber of commerce platinum award for 150 consecutive years in business
Outstanding Small Business of the Year Award from Chamber of Commerce for Decatur and Macon County
John Flora takes over the business
William T. Flora takes over the business
Name changed to Walter Flora & Sons Jewelers when Walter Flora Jr. and William Trader Flora join the business
Store opens as Frank Curtis Jewelry Co.
Celebrates 160 years
Illinois State Historical Society Centennial Award for 100 or more years in consecutive business
Ware and Becky Flora take over the business
Walter T. & Rosamond Flora purchase the store