100 Years of Service
As a 3rd generation family owned business, we are proud to be celebrating our 100 year anniversary this year.
We reached this milestone by following these core values: Trust, Integrity & Transparency. Over the years, we have stayed true to these values and have continued to grow and expand over our 100 year history.
Our first store opened in 1922 on Pennsylvania Avenue, near the Royal Theater. In 1972, we moved to Baltimore Street in downtown Baltimore, and have now grown into three locations in the MVA area – Pikesville, Chevy Chase & Tysons Corner. Today, we offer one of the only VIP concierge buying and selling experiences of high end jewelry.
Photos: Pennsylvania Ave. | Baltimore St. | Quarry Lake
“You Gotta Change With The Times”Milton Samuelson
People often ask, “what is the secret to our success?” My grandfather, Milton Samuelson, always used to say “You gotta change with the times.” Change is constant and you need to adapt to the current business climate, without changing your core values. We invested in new technologies, created a robust e-commerce site, and implemented many ways that our customers can do business with us from the comfort of their home.
Whatever the storm, we have weathered it. From the stock market crash of 1929 to the 1968 Baltimore riots to COVID19, we have come out better than we were. We take everything as a learning opportunity and work together as a family to get through the hard times and celebrate the good. One rule that has kept our family business together is to never engage in family politics, and we have not broken that rule. We all have tremendous respect for one another and value the views and expertise that we each bring to the table.
My father Steve, now 80 years old and working since 1962, still comes into the office regularly and has a role. My son Ethan is a college student who works here in the summers and has been helpful in building our online inventory and internet properties.
We are excited for the next chapter of our business and will never lose sight of what got us to this 100 year milestone.