About Thomas Jewelers

Thomas Fralinger




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Making Custom Jewelry Since 1994

Thomas grew up on his parents’ farm in Bridgeton, NJ where he tended to the farm along side his 5 siblings. During his time at Sacred Heart High School in Vineland, NJ, his passion was tennis. At this point he moved in with his grandparents to take care of them and began working towards his collegiate goals.

After graduating high school, he attended Salem Community College on a tennis scholarship to study accounting. He continued his education while at Rowan University, studying chemistry, which lead him to working in the pharmaceutical industry. After a while he found himself wanting a change of pace to express himself artistically.

At a family wedding Thomas met Mechelle, they have been happily married since 1992.

Mechelle supported his decision to leave the pharmaceutical industry and pursue his goal in crafting jewelry. He sought out the best jewelers in Philadelphia, PA he could find, and started an apprenticeship on Samson Street, also known as Jewelers’ Row. He trained for five years, building toward his goal of opening his own shop. His background in chemistry transferred to the science of metallurgy. Which gave him insight into the working with the metals he uses today.

In 1994, Thomas opened his first shop in Pittman, NJ;  during this time their first two children were born. After their second child, Thomas and Mechelle began finalizing plans to relocate. In 2000, Thomas and his family moved and settled in Gallatin, TN.

He started at a local jewelry store doing repairs and creating custom jewelry on the side. After a few years, Thomas started his own custom jewelry and repair store. During this time, Thomas and Mechelle’s third child was born. Soon after, they moved to the front of the plaza.

Today, Thomas Jewelers of Gallatin, TN is still at the front of the plaza; creates custom pieces of the highest quality. 

What Drives Us

Our Mission

At Thomas Jewelers, we create tomorrow’s heirlooms today.

We provide the highest service and quality jewelry to the customer.

We love making  personalized jewelry a reality. The customer’s desire is our top priority.


Our Staff


Thomas is the heart and soul of Thomas Jewelers. He spent years mastering his craft and creating a large customer base. Thomas is the only one at the store who does repairs and custom work.

When he’s not at the store, Thomas spends his time taking care of his fish tank, camping, and going out to dinner with his family. 


Tessa started working at Thomas Jewelers in Spring of 2019. Her parents made sure she was in/around the family business growing up, so when she came to work for them, she thrived.

Tessa recently graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at  Volunteer State Community College, and works in the store during her free time. She enjoys taking care of her three pets, her plants, and reading.


Mechelle is the co-owner of Thomas Jewelers. Mechelle and Thomas have been married since 1992. She is a chemistry teacher at Gallatin High School, which is her true passion.

Mechelle helps out at the store whenever she can. Mechelle loves the outdoors, volunteering at their church, and reading.