ABOUT US

Your West Texas Jeweler


Thacker Jewelry opened in 1979 in Roaring Springs, Texas. Our founder, Joe Thacker, is a 1971 graduate of Texas Tech University with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating, Joe lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he started a business of importing and marketing American Indian Jewelry. The business was very successful and employed 125 people, most of whom were Native American artisans.

After selling that business in 1977 and spending 18 months sailing, Joe returned to his hometown of Roaring Springs. After realizing a need to help preserve the rural town, he opened Thacker Jewelry. Initially, Thacker was a wholesale distributor, buying from various manufacturers and selling to area retailers in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. As the business became more successful, we expanded into manufacturing in Roaring Springs, with distribution to accounts nationwide.

In August of 1983, we opened our Lubbock location. After realizing that custom jewelry and retail sales were our favorite parts of the jewelry business, we began to scale back from wholesale and concentrate solely on retail sales. 2015 saw the opening of our new, 3500 square foot, showroom, you’ve got to see it to believe it. To this day, we continue to do all of our manufacturing in Roaring Springs.

We are blessed by, and grateful for, all those who have supported Thacker Jewelry and the 19 families represented by the company for these last 42 years. We look forward to continuing to serve our existing customers and the new ones yet to come.


Meet Our Staff

Joe Thacker

Joe Thacker StaffOwner

Name
Joe Thacker

Position
Pres, CEO & Chief Bottle Washer

What do you love the most about Thacker’s?
The opportunity to serve people with beautiful jewelry.

Best Date Night
Dinner in the Caribbean, then we row back to our sailboat which is anchored offshore.

Favorite Movie
Anything with Robert Duval

If they made a movie about you, who would play you and what kind of movie would it be?
Robert Duval. Movie of a rambler that comes to Christ later in life.

What’s the last thing you watched on Netflix?
Gotham

What’s your favorite jewelry brand and why?
TJM because we do it right!

If you could only wear one piece of jewelry for the rest of your life, what would it be?
My wedding ring.

What’s your favorite thing about Lubbock?
The friendly and welcoming people.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
On a sailboat on a voyage around the world.

Ann Thacker

Ann Thacker StaffOwner

Name
Ann Thacker

Position
Empress or Biggest Pain (Depends on who you ask)

What do you love the most about Thacker’s?
The people stories.

Best Date Night
A perfectly cooked and beautifully presented meal with wine and piano music.

Favorite Movie
Lonesome Dove

If they made a movie about you, who would play you and what kind of movie would it be?
They have, it was called Gone with the Wind. I was played by Vivian Leigh.

What’s the last thing you watched on Netflix?
Gotham

What’s your favorite jewelry brand and why?
Thacker, because we’re the best.

If you could only wear one piece of jewelry for the rest of your life, what would it be?
My wedding ring.

What’s your favorite thing about Lubbock?
My home.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Somewhere on the coast.

Amanda Thacker

Amanda Thacker StaffOwner / General Manager

Name
Amanda Noel Thacker

Position
Madam Vice President or Queen of the Universe. Depends on the day!

What do you love the most about Thacker’s?
Being able to continue the traditions of my family’s business in a fun environment with a great group of people that I consider “part of the family”.

Best Date Night
My first “official date” with my best friend. We were in the Cayman Islands and he said “We should go on an actual date. What better place to do it?” So we want to Rum Point and Stingray City!

Favorite Movie
I’ve been obsessed with Top Gun since about age 6.

If they made a movie about you, who would play you and what kind of movie would it be?
I absolutely love Melissa McCarthy! She’s just hilarious in everything and is always a hot mess. I’m not really that funny, but definitely a hot mess most of the time! It would probably be some sort of romantic comedy.

What’s the last thing you watched on Netflix?
Frasier

What’s your favorite jewelry brand and why?
I feel like this is trick question when you own a jewelry store! We don’t carry many brands but we do carry Gabriel & Co. I have several pieces of theirs that I love and they are always on point with the latest fashion trends.

If you could only wear one piece of jewelry for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I have a really fun, unique diamond fashion ring from Gabriel & Co. My co-workers call it my “crazy ring”. I wear it almost every day, its just a part of me. And it’s quirky like me!

What’s your favorite thing about Lubbock?
It’s home. It’s a “big small town”. Big enough to have things to do but small enough that you still know most everyone and it’s comfortable. It’s perfectly located five hours from major cities like Dallas and San Antonio or New Mexico if you want to pick up and go to the mountains for the week.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Somewhere in the Caribbean where I could scuba dive and go to the beach every day.

Randy Voight

Randy Voight StaffGeneral Manager

Name
Randy Voight

Position
Officially: General Manger. Unofficially: Jack of all Trades.

What do you love the most about Thacker’s?
The stories! From staff to customers!

Best Date Night
Dinner and dining on the deck of a cruise ship in the Caribbean.

Favorite Movie
Fiddler on the Roof

If they made a movie about you, who would play you and what kind of movie would it be?
A western with Roy Rogers.

What’s the last thing you watched on Netflix?
An episode of Last Man Standing.

What’s your favorite jewelry brand and why?
TJM because that’s what we sell the most of!

If you could only wear one piece of jewelry for the rest of your life, what would it be?
My wedding band.

What’s your favorite thing about Lubbock?
People with conservative values.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Anywhere I can be with my wife!

Whitnie Stephenson

Whitnie Stephenson StaffOffice Manager & Sales

Name
Whitnie Stephenson Randolph

Position
Jill of all Trades

What do you love the most about Thacker’s?
The family and the environment.

Best Date Night
Dinner, then live music and dancing!

Favorite Movie
Oh man, I have too many favorites. Let’s say “A League of Their Own.”

If they made a movie about you, who would play you and what kind of movie would it be?
Jessica Biel in an action with humor.

What’s the last thing you watched on Netflix?
Little Einsteins

What’s your favorite jewelry brand and why?
Gabriel & Co.

If you could only wear one piece of jewelry for the rest of your life, what would it be?
My wedding set.

What’s your favorite thing about Lubbock?
It will always be home.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Australia

Shara Shinn

Shara Shinn StaffSales

Name
Shara Shinn

Position
Sales Rookie

What do you love the most about Thacker’s?
Two things: The people and our beautiful new store is a great place to come to work.

Best Date Night
Outdoor courtyard with live music.

Favorite Movie
The Proposal

If they made a movie about you, who would play you and what kind of movie would it be?
Of course a romantic comedy starring Gerard Butler and Sandra Bullock.

What’s the last thing you watched on Netflix?
Scandal

What’s your favorite jewelry brand and why?
If it sparkles, I love it. Classic and clean.

If you could only wear one piece of jewelry for the rest of your life, what would it be?
That would have to be pearls.

What’s your favorite thing about Lubbock?
The people.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Anywhere with white beaches and turquoise water.

Rachel Cook

Rachel Cook StaffSales

Name
Rachel Cook

Position
Bottle Washer / Sales Associate

What do you love the most about Thacker’s?
I love what it represents: the past, present and future.

Best Date Night
Boston Red Sox vs. Yankees. People watching and laughing!

Favorite Movie
Romeo & Juliet (Both old and new).

If they made a movie about you, who would play you and what kind of movie would it be?
Sarah Michelle Gellar in some Nicolas Sparks romance about young love and survival.

What’s the last thing you watched on Netflix?
The Making of a Murderer

What’s your favorite jewelry brand and why?
Gabriel & Co. So many unique and beautiful choices.

If you could only wear one piece of jewelry for the rest of your life, what would it be?
My wedding band.

What’s your favorite thing about Lubbock?
It’s a great place to raise a family.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Costa Rica.

Jerrod Nutt

Jerrod Nutt StaffSales

Name
Jerrod Nutt

Position
Sitting. Back straight.

What do you love the most about Thacker’s?
The feeling of family.

Best Date Night
Dinner at Triple J’s Chophouse, movie and drinks at Alamo Drafthouse.

Favorite Movie
Jurassic Park

If they made a movie about you, who would play you and what kind of movie would it be?
A chubbier Ryan Reynold in an indie-comedy.

What’s the last thing you watched on Netflix?
The Office

What’s your favorite jewelry brand and why?
Gabriel & Co. because of the great customer service.

If you could only wear one piece of jewelry for the rest of your life, what would it be?
My wedding ring!

What’s your favorite thing about Lubbock?
The small town feel with big city entertainment options.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A cabin in the Colorado Rockies.

Emily Horner

Emily Horner StaffSales

Linda Hess

Linda Hess StaffBook Keeper, Sales &
Loose Diamond Specialist

Name
Linda Hess

Position
Don’t have a proper title but I think of myself as the mother here at Roaring Springs and have a variety of jobs I perform.

What do you love the most about Thacker’s?
Working with honest, hardworking people that believe in God.

Favorite Movie
Probably “Open Range” but truly enjoy all the John Wayne, Sam Elliott and Tom Selleck Westerns.

If they made a movie about you, who would play you?
Maureen O’Hara

What’s your favorite jewelry brand?
Anything made by Thacker Jewelry of course.

If you could only wear one piece of jewelry for the rest of your life, what would it be?
My diamond stud earrings.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I have lived in Houston and Dallas both but right here in Motley County is where I want to be!

Timmy Brooks

Timmy Brooks StaffMaster Jeweler & Repair Specialist

Name
Timmy Brooks (Freddy)

Position
Town Bully

What do you love the most about Thacker’s?
Christian and family values.

Best Date Night
Going to Amarillo to see Garth Brooks.

Favorite Movie
Sergeant York.

If they made a movie about you, who would play you and what kind of movie would it be?
Young Burt Reynolds in a tragic comedy.

What’s the last thing you watched on Netflix?
In the Heart of the Sea

What’s your favorite jewelry brand and why?
South Western

If you could only wear one piece of jewelry for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I had better say my wedding ring.

What’s your favorite thing about Lubbock?
Lots of good restaurants.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I am happy where I am.

Kelly Keltz

Kelly Keltz StaffMaster Wax Carver & Jeweler

Name
Kelly Keltz

Position
Jeweler and Wax Carver

What do you love the most about Thacker’s?
Working with great people and having a paycheck.

Best Date Night
Going dancing with my wife and eating out.

Favorite Movie
Dances with Wolves

If they made a movie about you, who would play you and what kind of movie would it be?
Sam Elliot in a western.

What’s the last thing you watched on Netflix?
A documentary about Jimi Hendrix.

What’s your favorite jewelry brand and why?
Thacker Jewelry, best quality ever!

If you could only wear one piece of jewelry for the rest of your life, what would it be?
My wedding band because I love my wife.

What’s your favorite thing about Lubbock?
Shopping and eating out.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Roaring Springs, TX because it’s beautiful and has all I need.

Brandt Bearden


Brandt Bearden StaffMaster Jeweler & Diamond Setting Specialist

Name
Brandt Bearden (Doogie)

Position
Jeweler

What do you love the most about Thacker’s?
It’s family owned and the people I work with.

Best Date Night
Going out to eat at our favorite place in Turkey, TX.

Favorite Movie
Selena or Dazed & Confused

If they made a movie about you, who would play you and what kind of movie would it be?
Matthew McConaughey in a musical comedy.

What’s the last thing you watched on Netflix?
If I Could Fly

What’s your favorite jewelry brand?
TJM

If you could only wear one piece of jewelry for the rest of your life, what would it be?
My wedding band.

What’s your favorite thing about Lubbock?
I can visit, get what I need and come home.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I would stay in the great state of Texas because you don’t meet friendlier or nicer people anywhere.

Sheila LeFevre


Sheila LeFevre StaffMold Cutting & Casting Jeweler

Name
Sheila Lefevre (Cranky)

Position
Gopher

What do you love the most about Thacker’s?
The people I work with are a family.

Best Date Night
Dinner and drinks, a movie, dancing, being lazy on the couch, a trip back in time to Roaring Springs, etc.

Favorite Movie
El Dorado

If they made a movie about you, who would play you and what kind of movie would it be?
A combination of Elizabeth Montgomery and Barbara Stanwyck in a drama.

What’s the last thing you watched on Netflix?
A documentary on Helter Skelter.

What’s your favorite jewelry brand and why?
TJM because I know it’s well-made.

If you could only wear one piece of jewelry for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A cross.

What’s your favorite thing about Lubbock?
That I don’t live there.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Where I am right now.

Brian Tran


Brian Tran Staff
Mold Cutting & Casting Jeweler

Mary Styles


Mary Styles StaffCAD Designer

Name
Mary Styles

Position
CAD Designer. Interpreter of ideas that can’t be put into words.

What do you love the most about Thacker’s?
The people that I work with.

Best Date Night
Dinner and a movie.

Favorite Movie
The Bucket List

If they made a movie about you, who would play you?
Dora from Finding Nemo.

What’s the last thing you watched on Netflix?
The Railman

What’s your favorite jewelry brand and why?
TJM. I know it’s good quality!

If you could only wear one piece of jewelry for the rest of your life, what would it be?
My engagement ring.

What’s your favorite thing about Lubbock?
The restaurants.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I’m there – my home on the ranch.

James Sanders


James Sanders StaffCAD/CAM, Electrical/Mechanical Technician

Name
James Sanders a.k.a. The Boy

Position
CAD/CAM, Electrical/Mechanical Technician

What do you love the most about Thackers?
The work environment, the great people that I work with and the honesty of this family-based, Christian business.

Best Date Night
When I proposed to my wife. I took her to the tallest building in Lubbock and the scenery couldn’t have been more perfect. Looking out the windows, the moon coming up from the east, lightning storm in the west and the neon lights of the Depot District down below us to the south. Waiting for us was a table for two, roses, a candle lite Italian dinner and softly playing live music. After our meal I knelt down and offered the love of my life a custom designed engagement ring from TJM.

If they made a movie about you, who would play you and what kind of movie would it be?
Ryan Gosling would play me and it would be an action/love/drama.

What’s the last thing you watched on Netflix?
The Blacklist

What’s your favorite jewelry brand and why?
Our own TJM. I honestly believe that we have some of the best quality and most beautiful jewelry available today.

If you could only wear one piece of jewelry for the rest of your life, what would it be?
That’s an easy one. My wedding band of course!

What’s your favorite thing about Lubbock?
The large variety of shopping and dining options.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Right here in Texas baby!!