The company has five manufacturing plants in Hondo, Fredericksburg, Kerrville, and two in Comfort, Texas.
The James Avery jewelry collection carries 1,100 designs and 14,000 pieces made in sterling silver, 14-, 18-karat yellow and white gold, and gemstones.
In the first year of business, Avery sold ,500 worth of jewelry, and ,500 the following year.
He will be deeply missed."Tatyana Ali, who played James' on-screen daughter Ashley Banks, similarly paid tribute, this time taking to Twitter to write the following: that he died in Glendale, California, yesterday following complications from open heart surgery.Avery's official cause of death is listed as cardiorespiratory arrest -- which basically means his heart stopped.TMZ broke the story, Avery passed away in a Glendale, CA hospital on Dec.By 1957, Avery created his first catalog consisting of 16 pages and 39 items for sale.Also that year he hired his first employee, Fred Garcia.