John Stockhill Jewelers began in Miles City, MT when in 1956 John Stockhill Sr purchased two stores in Eastern Montana from his longtime friend and business partner Lisle Hawkins. Mr. Hawkins then moved to Scottsdale, AZ where he established Green Acres Mortuary and Funeral Home at the corner of Hayden and Curry Road.
The two Montana Jewelry stores are still in operation today, having been purchased by their long time manager who wisely retained the name of John Stockhill Jewelers.
John Stockhill Jewelers in AZ first opened in the summer of 1968 at the corner of Southern and Mill Ave in Tempe, AZ by John Stockhill Jr and was first a partnership between John Stockhill Jr, his father and Lisle Hawkins. After a period of time, this store became the sole property of John Stockhill Jr and was moved to Chino Valley in 2001.
In the twenty years since first opening in AZ, many transactions and many friends have been made. Originating in a small town in Montana, the objective has been: to maintain a feeling of friendship combined with dedication to professionalism.