Our Story

Our Story

History of Bailey'sThe Bailey’s Fine Jewelry story is one steeped in family, tradition, innovation and excellence. We are blessed that Bailey’s has become synonymous with quality, trust and superior service all the while adhering to our humble roots and fun-loving approach to the jewelry business.

From the early days in eastern North Carolina where “Big Clyde” and “Mama Ann” Bailey began, arose a spirit that is alive at each Bailey’s location today. Their friendly approach and willingness to think outside the box created a unique culture that is Bailey’s Fine Jewelry.

Continuing the tradition, Clyde Jr. and his wife Jane built on the strong foundation of trust and loyalty Clyde’s parents helped create. We would soon see that Clyde had big dreams for Bailey’s and in the next two decades under his direction he would bring the unique, coveted ‘Bailey’s Box’ to two new cities—Raleigh and Greenville.

Bailey’s is now entering into the third generation of the Bailey’s family business. Trey Bailey,  a graduate gemologist, continues the tradition. With Trey, come fresh new ideas and selections that continue to make Bailey’s Fine Jewelry North Carolina’s premier destination jewelry store. Under Trey’s guidance, a new Bailey’s location was added in Fayetteville in 2010.

For almost seven decades we’ve been inspired by our patrons to excel in every aspect of our business. From our service, which includes the finest custom design, watch and jewelry repair, appraisal and bridal registry, to our extraordinary selection, which includes works from today’s most esteemed designers, exquisite diamonds, fashion accessories, fine timepieces, and wonderful gifts—there’s simply no place like Bailey’s.

The Bailey's Family

Our People

Bailey’s Fine Jewelry’s employees are what make Bailey’s so special and successful. They are among the most accredited professionals in the jewelry industry. From graduate gemologists, master bench jewelers and watch makers, Gemological Institute of America accreditations, as well as American Gem Society accreditations, Bailey’s staff is educated and prepared to handle every jewelry need. Bailey’s employees have the right heart, the right attitude and a love for what we do.

Preferred Jewelers

PJI-Logo-For-Retailer-SitesBailey’s is a proud member of Preferred Jewelers International. The goal of Preferred Jewelers International is to introduce you, the buyer, to a network of jewelers that will provide excellence in service and value. Preferred Jewelers International is an affiliation of the Continental Buying Group, one of the largest and most respected organizations in the jewelry industry representing more than 275 jewelry retailers with combined sales of $1 billion annually.

This association makes it possible for Bailey’s to provide our patrons the best products, services and guarantees in the industry. As members of the Continental Buying Group, Preferred Jewelers must agree to follow the highest principles of business ethics and have a proven record of marketplace honesty and integrity. Preferred Jewelers International has systems in place to guarantee quality and authenticity and will only be represented by those who are committed to offering a world-class buying experience.

Preferred Jewelers is committed to creating an environment where consolidated volume purchasing and communication among our members will result in an exceptional value for the consumer. Together, as members of Preferred Jewelers International, we have the ability to bring the best the industry has to offer right to the doorstep of our customers. The bottom line is – Bailey’s is a jeweler you can trust.