In 1961 Phillip and Mary Vance Banks started a flower business in Burnsville, which evolved into Banks Drug Store. When the business moved to the Banks Family Square shopping center in the 70's several jewelry cases were added. As a young girl, their daughter Tina, grew up in the business working with her mom. In 1983 Mary Vance passed away after a long battle with cancer. In 1992 land was acquired and a new store was designed at its current location 605 East Main Street in Burnsville. Tina was married to Michael Sink in 1993. And through the years has continued her education in the jewelry industry with gemologist courses, Focus business management, IJO, RJO, NCJA and watch and jewelry repair.
Banks Jewelers now carries a large selection of engagement rings, fine diamond jewelry, silver jewelry, and watches. The staff is able to assist customers with all of their jewelry needs from quality repair and custom design services to watch battery replacement and ring sizing. On site custom engraving on metal, leather and glass. Even customized logos can be engraved. Almost anything in the jewelry line can be ordered or custom designed by Banks Jewelers. Customer service and satisfaction are the top priorities. As an independent jeweler associated with several jewelry organizations Banks is able to offer unusual pieces at competitive prices unlike those found in chain stores.