Our Story

            It started nearly 40 years ago in a garage; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Roussel began refinishing furniture eventually evolving into a store front location in LaPlace, Louisiana. Since then, son Chris Roussel and his wife Amber have established a unique customer service-oriented store with an eclectic environment. Chris and Amber enjoy traveling the world to find unique items to fill their stores. At Roussel’s you can find a wide variety of merchandise such as engagement rings, custom designed jewelry, jewelry repairs, seasonal items, custom designed floral arrangements, as well as gifts for all occasions featuring Chamilia, Vera Bradley, Ginger Snaps, Fossil, Seiko, Tyler, Circle E, and Orleans Fragrances.

The family owned business has grown into four locations in Southern Louisiana including LaPlace, Gramercy, Boutte, and Ponchatoula. Each store location holds its own distinctive environment. Our charismatic managers are Earl Rodrigue Jr. in LaPlace, Anthony Lucia in Boutte, Chris Roussel in Gramercy, and Gary Risinger in Ponchatoula. We offer jewelry repairs and custom designed jewelry. Master Jeweler Dennis Sprague and Jeweler Mitchell Heurtin have combined over 50 years of experience in the industry. We are proud to announce that we have won Designers of Louisiana sponsored by the JA Association eight times and have won a national JA award for design.

Our Ponchatoula store is one of our newest locations. You can find a variety of old and new items such as antique furniture, new and used guitars, fine jewelry, gifts, and so much more all within a building that dates back to the early 1900s. Upstairs features a music school headed by James Bass. The Southeast Louisiana Guitar Show is held at this location.

            The future looks bright for our stores, third generation sons Jess and Rene Roussel are bringing forth new ideas. Jess Roussel is a recent graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University with a degree in business and also a graduate of the GIA Institute in New York City, where he studied jewelry design and diamonds. Rene Roussel is currently working on a degree in business management at Southeastern Louisiana University and is set to graduate in May 2016. Both sons plan on continuing the family legacy of Roussel’s.

We hope to see you soon so you can have a one-of-a-kind experience here at Roussel’s Fine Jewelry & Gifts where customer service is our priority. 

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