Hannon Jewelers American Gem Society Certificate
Professional Jewelers and Gemologists
Family of Jewelers Our past:
  • Catalina Acevedo, Founder of family business, Circa 1940. Nicaragua
  • Emperatriz Hanon Jirón, our second generation, Owner of Lopez Jewelry in Managua, Nicaragua and Past Co-Owner of Hannon Jewelers in Baton Rouge. 1985
  • Leyla Jirón Richards and David Jirón, 1982 & Yasmin Jirón Martin, Graduate Gemologist. 1985. Third Generation.

Our Present:

  • Bayardo Hannon Jirón, SBG, GG, CGA, Current owner and Founder of Hannon Jewelers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana since 1980. Third Generation.
  • Anabel Jirón, Current owner of Hannon Jewelers

Our Future:

  • Patricia Jirón, Graduate Gemologist. Our fourth Generation.


Bayardo Hannon Jirón


Bayardo Hannon Jirón is a certified jewelry professional with a lifetime of industry experience in Gemology, Manufacturing and Designing Fine Jewelry. In Baton Rouge since 1980.

  • GRADUATE GEMOLOGIST. (GG). The Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
  • MASTER'S DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: (MBA) Escuela De Administracion De Negocios Para Graduados ( ESAN ). Graduate Business School. Lima Peru.
  • BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN ECONOMICS. (Diploma 1), (Diploma 2) Honor Graduate. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua. (UNAN). Thesis title: "The Stock Market in Nicaragua."
Anabel Jirón

She is our main jewelry designer and also our production and quality control manager. She is at the heart of our system. Among other responsibilities, she oversees all steps in production, quality control and ensures that all customer requests for services are met on time.

Master Jewelers

We have full time master jewelers who work closely with and are supervised by Mr. Hannon. They are the artisans trained in fine art of creating jewelry in the Old World Craftsmanship style.



Our Gemstone Laboratory


An Accredited Gem Laboratory is a special designation awarded only to a qualifying AGS member firms that have proven their dedication to professional gemological identification in accordance with the Membership Standards of the AGS. Hannon Jewelers Gem Lab contains gemological equipment and extensive library and other reference materials in a dedicated space for research and analytical purposes.

Our Associations

This is our best assurance that what we do is right for you. Only a small percentage of those who apply for membership in the American Gem Society are awarded membership. The firm owners, principals, or employees must have a high level of gemological knowledge. Hannon Jewelers must hold a reputation for unquestioned integrity in the business community and must be operated in a way that will enhance the confidence of the public in the jewelry industry. The American Gem Society Message

                Member American Gem SocietyCertified Gemologist Appraiser