Barry, and his wife Mary Jane, opened Yardley Jewelers in February 1977, and have been serving the community ever since. Mary Jane is a member of the Yardley-Makefield Woman’s Club and has served as President and chaired many fund-raising committees and was the Secretary of the Yardley Business Association.
Barry served in the NJ National Guard as a 1st lieutenant and is currently the Assistant Chief of the Yardley-Makefield Volunteer Fire Company (YMFC), the Marine Captain, past Vice President, and Treasurer of the YMFC and an Emergency Medical Technician. He holds an advanced certificate in Emergency Management and is the Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator for Yardley Borough. He served as president of the Yardley Business Association, also serving as Treasurer for over 25 years.
Barry is a graduate of Mercer County Community College and started learning the art of lapidary (stone cutting) in 1970. He is a GIA Graduate Gemologist, and a Certified Appraiser with the American Gem Society.
He is past president of the GIA Delaware Valley Alumni Association, past president of the AGS Keystone Guild and past president of the Pennsylvania Jewelers Association (PJA). He was named PJA Jeweler of the Year, Craftsman of the Year, and won Pennsylvania’s first jewelry design competition in 1996. He has taught technical and conceptual jewelry courses at The College of New Jersey and has spoken to many organizations and schools about jewelry making, designing, appraising and antique jewelry.
Yardley Jewelers, located at 2 S. Main St., Yardley, is a full-service retail store and trade shop doing custom work and repairs. Visit online: yardleyjewelers.com, or call them at 215-493-1300.
Services include: designing, handmade items, one-of-a-kind items, diamond and stone setting, mold making, laser welding, CAD/CAM, and repairs of all types of jewelry, all performed in-house.