J.R. Yates has began his career in the jewelry business at the ripe age of 23, in 1988. He opened his small shop in Modesto, CA which is located in northern California.
J.R., also known as Ron, has worked with countless local customers designing distinctive pieces. Some of his specialties are designs using ancient Roman and Greek coins, engagement rings with larger center stones, and fabulous sapphire pieces.
In 2009, seeing a need for contemporary designed mens jewelry, primarily wedding bands, J.R. Yates began offering his tungsten wedding band collection online. With over 4,000 of the wedding bands sold across the U.S. and abroad, the collection has been a success.