The Avonlea Jewelers Family

William Baxley | Jeweler

Whether by fate or by happenstance, William Baxley became involved in the jewelry industry in 2010 after being given the opportunity to study jewelry repair under the tutelage of a well-known local jeweler. In 2018, William’s clear vision focused on bringing a quality fine jewelry store to Lumberton Texas and to be the best jeweler in the industry. He immediately began to form quality relationships with key people in the jewelry industry, and discovered that by combining his strong work ethic, perseverance, and artistic vision, his dream would become a reality.

William has been accepted into the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the leading jewelry school in the world, to achieve and attain a diploma of Graduate Gemologist. William is a GIA Certified Jewelry Professional, with focus in appraisal and repair. From 2020 to 2022, William was selected to attend the stone setting school at Stuller Incorporated, where he has completed coursework to attain the title of Master Stone Setter.

Most recently, Avonlea Jewelers was accepted as a member of the Retail Jewelers Organization and the American Gem Society, two of the most prestigious organizations in the industry.

William enriches the local area through involvement in non-profit organizations and Hardin County Rotary. By offering scholarships and inclusive events, Avonlea Jewelers stands out as a pillar in the community.

“I am William Baxley - Welcome to Avonlea Jewelers, Where Love Meets Luxury”


Vashti S. | Assistant Manager

In 2004, Vashti received a BS in Psychology. She excels with customer service and is always ready to learn more. Vashti functions as a Jewelry Consultant and is looking to learn even more as time goes on. When not in the store, Vashti is the Director of Freedom Crusades School of Ministry, a mother of 5, a grandmother of 5, and a devoted daughter. She is actively seeking to learn more about The Kingdom of God and raise her children to honor God while honoring Him with everything she does.


 Britni S. | Jewelry Consultant

Britni joined the team at Avonlea Jewelers in 2018, not long after the doors were opened. In 2020, she graduated from the Cultured Pearl Association of America as a Certified Pearl Specialist. Britni has trained in laser engraving and in minor jewelry repair to assist our jeweler. Britni is open to learning new techniques to better assist customers in designing the best piece of jewelry to meet their unique desires.

Britni is a loving wife and the proud mother of two amazing children. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, painting, literature, as well as hunting and camping with her family.


 Hannah W. | Jewelry Consultant

Hannah is an avid reader and a devoted mother who believes in the importance of spending quality time with her child. Her love for the outdoors shines through in her adventurous spirit and her inherent love for exploring nature's beauty. She finds immense joy and solace in feeling the wind in her hair, the grass beneath her feet, and the calmness of the forest around her. 
A true enthusiast of crime documentaries, Hannah's curiosity goes beyond just watching these shows. She finds them intellectually stimulating and enjoys dissecting the investigative process, often analyzing the stories for her own exploration into the human psyche. 
Hannah's passion for writing allows her to express her thoughts and feelings in a way that not only brings her personal satisfaction, but also connects her with others who share similar interests. Her words paint a vivid picture of her experiences, making her readers feel as if they are right there alongside her. 
In summary, Hannah is more than just a lover of books, a mother, and a nature wanderer. She is a passionate storyteller, a crime documentary aficionado, and a true testament to the power of staying curious and finding beauty in everyday life.

Blake H. | Engraving Specialist

Blake is an aspiring author and artist who possesses a deep passion for both nature and the fantastical. During high school, Blake focused on studying graphic design, which they now skillfully apply in their work as an engraver and designer at Avonlea Jewelers. Blake's ultimate dream is to become a published author and illustrator, aiming to share their artistry and inspiring creations with a global audience.


Tracey B. | Graphic Artist

In 2011, Tracey earned a BFA in Graphic design at Lamar University. She excels in the realm of art and creativity and is responsible for much of the art found around Avonlea Jewelers, from the store’s logo to the paintings that adorn the walls within the establishment. Tracey also occasionally designs and creates sketches for custom jewelry pieces. She attended a course at Stuller Industries where she received formal training in creating jewelry within a Computer Assisted Design (CAD) program. Tracey also enrolled in online courses through the Cultured Pearl Association of America and attained the title of Pearl Specialist. She is responsible for the repair and restringing of pearl or bead jewelry brought into the store. Tracey also helps out around Avonlea in any other capacity required of her.

When Tracey is not working at Avonlea, she is a middle school art teacher, and she enjoys baking, fishing, and playing with all of her many animals.