ABOUT US


Kohl’s Diamond Gallery has been trusted as one of Galesburg’s finest jewelers since it was established in 2005 by owners Jeff and Lori Kohl.  The store first opened its doors on the north side of historic Seminary Street and has since become the largest provider of fine bridal jewelry in the Galesburg area.
Family-owned and operated, we thrive on our commitment to our customers, honesty, integrity, and ability to maintain lifelong friendships.  We know how important it is to find a jeweler you can trust. We have two. A point of pride at Kohl’s DG is the custom work and repair aspect of our business. We invite you to come experience warm and excellent service you can count on every time.

Jeff Kohl
Jeff Kohl

Co-Owner of Kohl’s DG.

Jeff Kohl owner operator started in the jewelry industry in 1975 for Ellis Jewelers in downtown Galesburg. Over the years he has went from Manager of a Corporate Jeweler to Regional Manager of 12 stores. In 2005 Jeff and his wife Lori decided to open Kohl’s Diamond Gallery so that they could bring the finest jewelry to the Galesburg area. Jeff is GIA Retail Certified, a member of the IJO jewelers group, and member of the prestigious JA jewelers of America group, along with being a sponsor for several local charities and clubs. Jeff is active and loves to play softball with the Kohls Diamond Gallery sponsored team.

Father of five
Grandfather of one and counting
Graduated Galesburg High school class of 1973.
Associates accounting degree from Carl Sandburg College class of 1975.
GIA Retail Certified Senior Sales Associate.
Diamond Appraiser and Buyer for twelve years.
41 years of experience in the jewelry industry.

Ryan Kohl
Ryan Kohl

Master Jeweler

Ryan’s first memories of jewelry are as a child in the back of Zales, learning from his father. His first job was with Zales as a sales associate, where he learned everything from changing watch batteries to fixing clasps. Ryan moved to Champaign Illinois where he met his beautiful wife. In 2007 Ryan returned to Galesburg and has helped manage the family owned store ever since. In 2009 he received his bench jeweler certification from New Approach School for Jewelers in Virginia Beach, Virginia and has been repairing and creating jewelry ever since. He also boasts a Jewelers of America (JA) Senior Sales Associate Certification, and is currently working on his GIA Diamond Certification. Ryan is celebrating his tenth anniversary this year and loves spending quality time with his beautiful son Landon who is turning four this year. During his limited free time you can find Ryan playing acoustic guitar, on the golf course with friends, or on very special evenings galavanting around town in a full batman suit. Seriously.

Father of one
Galesburg High school Class of 2001
(Happily) Married 2006
Welcomed Landon to the Kohls Family 2012
NASJ Certified Bench Jeweler
JA Certified Senior Sales Associate
GIA Diamond Essentials
Close to completing GIA Graduate Gemologist degree.
12 years of experience in the jewelry industry, last 7 on the bench.

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Ashleigh Kane
Ashleigh KaneJA Certified Senior Sales Associate.
Ashleigh Kane, joined the Kohl’s Diamond Gallery team in 2009. She is a Jeweler’s of America Senior Sales Associate. She has thirteen years retail experience with eight of those years being in the jewelry industry. Ashleigh has a Bachelors Degree in Communications and Public Relations from Monmouth College.
Christina Ortega
Christina OrtegaNASJ Certified Jewelry Technician
Christina Ortega is our NASJ Certified Jewelry Technician. She joined Kohl’s Diamond Gallery in 2013. She completed her certification program in Tennessee. Christina received her Bachelor’s Degree in 3D Studio Art from Eastern Illinois University.
Christina Griswold
Christina GriswoldJA Certified Sales Associate.
Christina Griswold became part of the Kohl’s Diamond Gallery team in 2011. She is a Jewelers of America Certified Sales Professional. Prior to KDG, she worked for Fuller’s Jewelry in Canton, Illinois. She has ten year’s experience in the jewelry industry.

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