History of Klaus Jewelers

Quentin Klaus
opened the jewelry store on April 1, 1952. The first store was located in what was called the Three Flower Ice Cream building, which is the present site of the Rozier's True Value parking lot now.

In 1953, Zeno Amschler went to work for Quentin washing windows and then learned how to repair watches and other jewelry.

Later the store moved to 10 West St. Joseph St., the lower level of the old K of C building. In 1958, the store moved to 10 North Jackson St. on the square. This building was the old Gift Chest Jewelers and is now the Eagle Bank drive through.

Quentin owned two stores, one here in Perryville, which he worked, and the other store was in Ste. Genevieve, where Zeno worked from 1959-1964. In 1964, Quentin and Zeno traded places. The present day store location in the Perry Plaza was built in 1968.

When Quentin decided to retire in 1981, he sold the Ste. Genevieve store to Tom Stieger, who had worked for Quentin, and a year later he sold the Perryville store to Zeno Amschler, who still owns the store and is now in their 53rd year of business.


118 Perry Plaza ~ Perryville, MO  63775
Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Men's and Lady's Watches by

Krementz Since 1866
Earrings, Necklaces, 
Simulated Pearls, Bracelets

South Dakota Gold:
Family Rings-Perfect Way to Remember Grandmothers and Mothers.
Silver Elegance Pendants, 
Earrings & Bracelets

Artcarved Class Rings
ArtCarved Celebrations of Life Family Rings

Fine Selection of 10 kt and 14 kt
Gold Chains and Bracelets

Designs by REGO
Bridal Sets
Anniversary Bands
Fancy Diamond Rings
Ladies Genuine Stone Rings
Semi-precious Stone Rings
Pendants - Diamond, Genuine Stones, Semi-Precious Stones, Pearls

Ladies Charm Bracelets & Charms

Picture Frames

Watch Repair
Pocket Watches "Antique"
Wrist Watches

Anson - Men's Accessories
Key Chains
Money Clips
Tie Bars and Tacks

Tree of Life
"A Remembrance of Your Family Forever"
Family Birthstone Tree
"A Lifetime Remembrance of your Family"
The Birthstone Baby Plaque
Heirloom Tree Plaques
Heirloom Clocks
Wedding and Anniversary Clocks
Recognition Plaques

Watch Bands by Spiedel

Engraving Done in Store

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