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About C.M. Buxton Jeweler & Rare Coins

Montana's Jewelry, Diamond, and Coin Buyer

The Buxton family started off in the jewelry business in 1955 in Hamilton, Montana. Buxton Antiques operated on 1st Street in Hamilton for thirteen years specializing in estate, antique jewelry, antiques, and fine jewelry.  Conner’s great grandfather and grandmother always had a love for fine gems. That love was passed down through our family's generation and still exists today.

Eight years later the Buxtons opened another store. Jem Shoppe was opened in Missoula, Montana and was managed by Conner’s father, grandfather, grandmother, aunt, and mother. The Buxtons have shown dedication to their family , and that dedication is apparent with the passing down of the family business to the new generation.

A little over a decade after the Jem Shoppe was opened the Buxtons opened a second store in Missoula, becoming the only jewelry company with two locations in Missoula. Jem Shoppe Jewelers & Rare Coins was operated by (Grandpa) C.M. Buxton Jr. C.M. Buxton III (Marlin) still continued running the Jem Shoppe in downtown Missoula.

After serving four years in the United State Marine Corps Conner Buxton too got into the family business. He grew up in the business and was introduced to the jewelry industry at a very early age. That experience and training Conner received from his grandfather and father molded Conner into an extremely knowledgeable jeweler, gemologist, and appraiser, even at a very young age. He was trained by his father and grandfather who had over 75 combined years of retail jewelry experience. He shadowed his grandfather for hundreds of appraisals and they would spend a lot of time challenging each other on gem identification. Soon after at age twenty-five Conner took over ownership of his grandfather's store (Jem Shoppe Jewelers & Rare Coins). C.M. Buxton Jr. (Grandpa) recently passed in September of 2011. He was an inspiration to Conner and his family. Anyone that knew him well would tell you about his love for gemstones and educating people on gemology. He would spend all day educating clients. C.M. Buxton Jr. was one of the kindest and genuinely good people that you could find. He had a long and successful life including flying P-51 Mustangs for the Army Air Corps. After his grandfather passed away Conner renamed the business to honor him - C.M. Buxton Jeweler & Rare Coins.

The SW Higgins location was in the same location for about 13 years. Conner has recently expanded and moved to the "Hip Strip" (across the street from the Missoulian and three doors up from Ciao Mambo).

The Buxtons pride themselves on being the experts. Their experience, reputation, education, and countless referrals proves this. They  specialize in almost anything that involves jewelry. They offer fine jewelry, antique jewelry, estate jewelry, custom jewelry, and even costume jewelry. They have thousands of rare loose gemstones for sale or for custom designs. They have sapphires of all sizes, shapes, and colors up to 10.00ct. Conner has hundreds of bridal sets for you to try on before you make that very special decision. Conner also has rare vintage settings, loose diamonds, yogo sapphires, and rare colored gemstones. They offer insurance appraisals and consultations on your jewelry, and do all of the work in front of you while you watch, fast and reliable jewelry repair, gem identification, heat treating, gem cutting, and education counseling on your jewelry. They can create anything you see, draw, or have a picture of. The Buxton’s endless amounts of long term contacts translates to you getting the beast quality at the best price possible. They can counsel you on your families estate and offer full liquidation of jewelry, coins, diamonds, and vintage watches. They also offer rare gold and silver coins. C.M. BUXTON JEWELER WILL BUY YOUR JEWELRY, DIAMONDS, & COINS. Come to us last and we will prove to you that we will beat any competitor's price. The jewelry and coin business is all about having the best contacts and the best education. Why would you buy or sell a diamond to someone who hasn’t even invested the time to get educated on how to grade diamonds. Conner Marlin Buxton, CGA, CG, GG has a world class education and the credentials to back it. With more education comes more understanding which can transfer into thousands of more dollars in your pocket.

The Jewelry business is an emotional and relationship business, you can be assured that we are honest, polite, and incredibly knowledgeable to make your transaction and experience as enjoyable and as profitable as possible.

Conner Buxton has a very extensive and respected list of credentials that few have in the world. More impressively he has obtained these by age 29. Conner takes pride in educating his clients and also feels like that willingness to teach really separates his business from others.