Generations of jewelry owners are paying tribute to one of Texas’ most iconic craftsman following the death of James Avery.

Avery, founder of the company James Avery Artisan Jewelry, died April 30 at the age of 96, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce the passing of our founder, James Avery. He touched many lives through his art & giving spirit. If you would like to share a memory or condolence with the Avery family, visit or email

— James Avery Jewelry (@jamesavery) April 30, 2018 ]]