Personal History

Thank you for visiting my website and joining me in my new journey as a private diamond/jewelry broker.
For over 40 years, I worked at my family’s fine jewelry store that had been founded in 1924 by my great uncle and grandfather. My cousin and I took over the business in the mid 1980’s. We had a big following all through the Midwest and many customers from all over the country. Our store was 6000 square feet packed full with fine merchandise. We were known for carrying the finest quality merchandise as well as for offering special pricing to everyone who walked through the door. On top of that we had an onsite custom jewelry design department and Rolex and Omega-trained watch technicians.

Recently, my cousin and I sold the store to another fine Midwestern family business.

(Our billboards created conversation and you can see that in these two our hat theme lived on, even when it was not Christmas)
Our store wasn’t just a fine jeweler and gift store, we also offered electronics, cameras, luggage, and more. Everything from Sony and Panasonic stereos, TVs, and video cameras to Nikon, Canon, and Minolta Cameras. We were the local go-to store for electric razors.
In the 1970s and 80s, our store left the electronic and camera business to concentrate exclusively on jewelry, diamonds, watches and fine gifts. But even years later, perhaps 2-3 times a month, someone would mention the car stereo they bought from us when they were 16, or the luggage they received as a graduation present, or their first 35mm camera that had been purchased from our store.
We were known throughout Northern Minnesota, and even statewide, for what some might call “corny” advertising - through television ads, print ads, and billboards. For many years people looked forward to our Christmas ad which always featured us in Santa hats.
Here are three classic television commercials that we hope you might enjoy:
After the sale, I realized that I felt far too young to retire and I really missed working with and helping people. In my new venture, I specialize in offering individualized service and providing only the finest quality and best value.

I look forward to assisting you, your family and your friends in purchasing diamonds, fine jewelry, and watches. In addition, I offer custom jewelry design and service for Rolex watches. I still have all my resources and an all-star stable of jewelers and designers.

In addition to selling jewelry I am also looking to purchase jewelry, diamonds, watches or even old jewelry, broken jewelry, jewelry from old boy friends or any jewelry that you wish to sell or TRADE.

After nearly 50 years in the business, there is little in fine jewelry that I cannot find for you. Please feel free to reach out to me with any special requests.