Allen's Jewelers is a family retail store owned and operated by Karen Allen. She is a Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America, as well as a Certified Gemologist from the American Gem Society. Karen graduated from Muhlenberg College with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Spanish. Karen and her ex-husband, Ben Allen, had 2 daughters, Jackie and Lauren, and opened Allen's Jewelers in 1989. With her "sunshine" personality, Karen brings twenty-nine years of exceptional retail service to Charlotte and surrounding areas.
Karen's daughter, Lauren Allen graduated from Syracuse University in the Class of 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in Women's and Gender Studies. In January 2014, she became apart of the Allen's Jewelers staff, in the hope of making it a second generation store. She is in the process of getting her Graduate Gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America!