John Bosco Jewelers

  3507 Montlimar Plaza Dr

  (251) 342-4619

A Mobile Tradition for Over 60 Years

 Our Location & Driving Directions,     3507 Montlimar Plaza Dr,     (251) 342-4619   

Turn South on Montlimar Dr. at the "Olive Garden" 

Pass the "Home Depot" and "Briquette's Steak House" on your left

Travel approx. 1/4 mile  and look for "Mobile Fixture" kitchen supply (Left side) 

Slow down and look right for the entrance to "Montlimar Plaza Park" (A small business Court)

Turn right into the court and we are the 2nd driveway on the left

John A. Bosco  Biography and History 

   John A. Bosco was born in Farrell Pennsylvania May 23, 1924. He attended Farrell High School, graduated and was enlisted in the armed services where he served his country in the Army Air Corps.  His occupation as an aircraft insrtument technician in WWII would be a prerequisite to his talent and skill as a jewelry designer.  After the war, being led by a need for a career, the use of small tools on small instruments spawned the idea to attend jewelry design school.  He graduated New Castle Jewelers School in 1947. Seeking a change of climate he move to Mobile later that year where he took employment at Ross Jewelers located then next to the Saenger Theater.  He worked there for over 20 years. During that time he developed his craft and his reputation as a fine jeweler.  During those years, he met his wife Goldie "Jean", who later became not only a mother of two children, but John's business partner. In 1969, together they opened a wholesale trade shop doing repairs, diamond setting and custom work for many of the local stores. With a growing reputation for quality work, he opened a retail facility located in the Yester Oaks Shopping Center. The company thrived there for 34 years.  
​   In 1981, John's son Richard joined the family business to add the second generation. His dad being an excellent teacher, shared his talent and a new era was brought to the company. Father and son worked together for next 34 years, both believing in personal service and providing a product of the highest quality. Over the years this has produced countless return customers. Together the Bosco family concept has always been to focus on a store inventory of unique, handmade, and "one of kind" items. John Bosco Jewelers has also become the mainstream outlet for repairs and restoration of karat gold and platinum jewelry. It's often been said " If John or Richard can't fix it? can't be fixed"
   As time has passed, these ideals have become traditions. Our customers have come to know and expect as much. Last but not least, John and family always thought pricing in industry should be fair and reasonable. Whether it be a simple repair or a complex custom design, J.B.J. has always made every effort to save our customer money rather than exploit their budget.  ​

   In 2005,  Richard Bosco took the company to the next level, and built the current new larger facility with more display and manufacturing area. John and Jean followed in the move despite being in their golden years. But as always they never missed a day in the shop. Mrs. Bosco passed away in January of 2015. Her dedication to the business was impeccable.
John continued until his retirement at 91 years of age and lived at his humble residence in midtown. John passed away on December 14, 2016. 
With nearly 70 years experience, he is to be considered a "Master Jeweler".
Today the Bosco's family business carries on. Often J.B.J.  customers consider the store to be a " Mobile Tradition".  

   Today Richard Bosco takes pride in this family tradition and holds true to the ideals and concepts of his Dad.  Jewelry is  an artform and the display should be considered a gallery for all to enjoy.  For any gift, or special occasion, John Bosco Jewelers is and always will be place where you can browse, admire, and enjoy friendly conversation.