Sales Team

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    JT is a graduate of Averett University where he played baseball. He started his career in the jewelry business in 2005.

    At 22 years old he started part time in the industry shadowing his uncle along with managing rental properties. Shortly afterwards he was promoted to the store manager and in 2008 he became general manger of all the family owned jewelry stores. In 2017 JT become owner of Ben David Jewelers.

    JT is the father of three beautiful children Tripp, Bryce, Mahala.

    JT enjoys playing with his children and likes to watch and play sports.

  • ALAN SMITH Alan is a Master Jeweler with over 33 years of bench experience under his belt. He has been with Ben David Jewelers for a combined 10 years and is truly one of our biggest assets. Apart from the everyday jewelry repairs such as sizing, setting stones and soldering items, Alan also has the ability to design jewelry, carve waxes and cast each piece right here in our store. He takes your ideas and brings them to life.

    In his spare time Alan loves salt water, beaches and fishing.


    My career in the jewelry business began in 1979 in my hometown of Martinsville. In 2008, I joined the Ben David family. This is an awesome place to work and I love my job and co-workers. It is so much fun meeting people and making lifelong friendships. It is a blessing to be a part of the many happy occasions in their lives. At Ben David, we love love!

    I am a member of an amazing church in Martinsville, Mercy Crossing and I serve on the"Dream Team".
    Spending time with my family is my favorite thing to do.I have an adorable morkie puppy named Charlie. My favorite place to be is at the beach. God has blessed my life beyond anything I could imagine.

  • April Barber

    April Barber, manager of Ben David Jewelers has focused on creating meaningful relationships with Ben David customers. Her desire is for Ben David’s to be a place clients can come relax while they browse all of the beautiful jewelry.

    April married her husband, Tommy, in 2002. Together they have two children, Blake and Bailey. April is very much involved with charities and events throughout the city of Danville.

    April has truly enjoyed creating lifelong relationships with her customers. She values these relationships and is thankful for all the love and support she has received through the years. April is looking forward to meeting you helping all your jewelry dreams come true.
    In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

  • JOY BATES I've been in the Inventory Department at Ben David Jewelers for over 20 years. Some of my responsibilities include placing orders, shipping and receiving, and working closely with the vendors and sales associates on custom designs and special orders to ensure our customers the best service available. It's a great place to work.

    On a more personal note, I am married to a wonderful man, Mike Bates. Between us, we have two great kids and two sweet grandchildren. When we are not at work, we enjoy spending time together with our family. We are also very active in our church and appreciate all of God's abundant blessings in our lives.

  • Journie Walker I love working for Ben David Jewelers. I could not have imagined a better job. I'm more than glad to be apart of this work family because everyone is very loving!

    I'm an Averett University graduate with a degree in accounting and love using my skills to help the team!

  • Angela Plotkin I joined the Ben David family in 2018. I absolutely love coming to work every day. The employees and customers have become like family. We all work well as a team to make sure each and every customer is happy when they leave our store. It is so rewarding to be apart of someones special day or finding the perfect gift for an upcoming event.

    I have three amazing kids Carsen, Madelyn, and Ella who are my world. They keep me busy with soccer and ballet. The beach is my favorite getaway spot. A day off includes Netflix and time with my kids.

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