In 1968, Barker’s began as a furniture refinishing shop on Government Street in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Within a few years we had evolved into a small antique store specializing in American country furniture and accessories, with just a few pieces of antique jewelry.
In 1976 Barker’s relocated to our current location. Jefferson Highway was a two lane road “in the country” and we had the best of all worlds, as our home was just a few feet away from the shop. We both worked in the business, yet could be with our two children – and we even had a horse in the back yard!
It didn’t take long to decide that antique jewelry had become the major emphasis of the business and so, in a very little while, we became Barker’s Antique Jewelry, Inc. We specialized then, as now, in antique and period jewelry of the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian and Art Deco periods.
Our staff represents over 100 years of jewelry experience. We have access to the services of a GIA Graduate Gemologist and Certified Gemologist Appraiser and our Certified Gem Lab assures our customers the latest in testing and identification techniques. We are also members of Jewelers of America, Jewelers Vigilance Committee and the Greater Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce.”
The pieces you see on our web site represent a small portion of our ever changing inventory and, since it is difficult to shop ”online” for fine antique jewelry, we hope you will see fit to visit our store. We promise it will be worth your time!