National Jewelers

Finlay

Finlay Enterprises

Finlay Enterprises Finlay Enterprises Founded : 1832 Activities : Retailing fine jewelry/operating leased department stores Parent Company : Finlay Enterprises Stockists : 1,097 locations Origin : 529 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10017 www.FinlayEnterprises.com www.FNLY.com Finlay Enterprises, America’s Finest Jewelers and it’s brands have conducted over $100 billion in jewelry sales with some of the leading retail partners in the world since 1832. Finlay Enterprises Incorporated’s principal activities are the retailing of fine jewelry products and operating leased fine jewelry department stores throughout the United States and France. Founded as Seligman & Latz, the company’s original focus was the operation of beauty salons, also under a lease arrangement with department and specialty stores. Jewelry sales were soon added to the company’s portfolio, and by 1942, the company opened its first Continue Reading
DiamondPark

Diamond Park Jewelers

Diamond Park Jewelers Founded : Acquired in 1997 Activities : Leased retail collection, jewelry collection, high jewelry collection, watches for department stores Parent Company : Finlay Enterprises Stockists : 139 locations Origin : 529 Fifth Avenue New York, New York 10017 www.DiamondParkJewelers.com www.DiamondParkPromenade.com Finlay to Buy Assets of Zale Corp’s Diamond Park Finlay Enterprises, the largest operator of leased fine jewelry departments in the U.S. and France, is expected to pay $66 million for the assets of Diamond Park. The sale, expected to occur about Oct. 6, will give Finlay 139 more leased jewelry departments (in Marshall Field, Parisian and Mercantile department stores) for a total of 1,097. Under the agreement of sale, Finlay will acquire Diamond Park’s fixed assets, working inventories and leases and will offer employment to everyone Continue Reading
ParkPromenade

Park Promenade Jewelers

Park Promenade Jewelers Founded : 1970 Activities : Retail diamonds, gold, precious and semi-precious jewelry Parent Company : Finlay Enterprises Stockists : 35 locations Origin : 152 S. Park Ave. Winter Park, FL www.ParkPromenadeJewelers.com Park Promenade Jewelers, a mainstay on Park Avenue for more than 30 years, is a regional specialty retailer of fine jewelry offering a selection of merchandise in the following categories: diamonds, gold, precious and semi-precious jewelry and watches was once a part of Carlyle & Company prior to the acquisition by Finlay Enterprises. Carlyle & Co. was a high-end jewelry retailer with nearly 35 stores operating under the names Carlyle & Co., JE Caldwell & Co., and Park Promenade Jewelers in 10 states, mostly in the Southeast and Florida. Founded in 1922, the chain is run Continue Reading
DiamondStandard

Fine Jewelers Guild

Fine Jewelers Guild Finlay Enterprises, Inc. Founded : 1924 Activities : Group managers processes for Finlay Enterprises retail and wholesale brands including customer service, inventory control, and human relations. Parent Company : Finlay Enterprises Stockists : 123 locations Origin : 901 West Walnut Hill Lane Irving, Texas 75038 www.FNLY.com www.FinlayEnterprises.com Finlay Fine Jewelers, America’s Finest Jewelers and it’s brands have conducted almost $100 billion in jewelry sales with some of the leading retail partners in the world since 1832. Finlay Enterprises Incorporated’s principal activities are the retailing of fine jewelry products and operating leased fine jewelry department stores throughout the United States and France. Founded as Seligman & Latz, the company’s original focus was the operation of beauty salons, also under a lease arrangement with department and specialty stores. Jewelry Continue Reading
SONAB

Société Nouvelle d’Achat de Bijouterie

Société Nouvelle d’Achat de Bijouterie (SONAB) Founded : Acquired 1994 Activities : Retailing fine jewelry and operating leased fine jewelry department stores in France Stockists : 104 locations Origin : 9 Rue du Maréchal Foch, Cannes, France www.HauteBijouterie.com Finlay Fine Jewelry Corporation is one of the leading retailers of fine jewelry and the largest operator of licensed fine jewelry departments in department stores, with over 1,095 locations throughout the United States, and operates through the Internet. Finlay Fine Jewelry Corporation’s brands included Carlyle & Co., J.E. Caldwell, Park Promenade, Congress Jewelers and Bailey Banks & Biddle Fine Jewelers. Additional information on Finlay Fine Jewelry Corporation and its brands is available at www.FinlayEnterprise.com. In addition to its domestic leased jewelry department business, Finlay operated France’s largest leased jewelry operations since its Continue Reading
Henricks

Henricks Jewelers

Henricks Fine Jewelers Founded : 1982 Activities : Retail diamonds, gold, precious and semi-precious jewelry and watches Parent Company : Finlay Enterprises Stockists : 5+ locations Origin : 27820 S Tamiami Trail Bonita Springs, FL 34134 www.HenricksJewelers.com Henricks Fine Jewelers is a regional specialty retailer of fine jewelry offering a selection of merchandise in the following categories: diamonds, gold, precious and semi-precious jewelry and watches. In 2003, Luxury Ventures bought the original Henricks, which was founded by Henry Grimes and his son Rick in Bonita Springs in 1982. Under Luxury Ventures, Henricks continued to operate locations in Bonita Springs and Naples, opened two stores in Alaska and one in Sarasota, and planned another store for Fort Myers. In 2006, the company’s annual sales were between $17 million and $18 million, Continue Reading
whitehall

Whitehall Company Jewelers

      Whitehall Company Jewelers Marks Brothers Jewelers Founded : 1895 Activities : Retailing fine jewelry/operating leased department stores Parent Company : Finlay Enterprises Stockists : 400 locations Origin : 155 North Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois 60606 www.WhitehallCompany.com www.WhitehallCoJewellers.com www.MarksBrosJewelers.com www.LundstromJewelers.com Marks Brothers Jewelers, Inc. is a leading American specialty retailer of fine jewelry, primarily gold and diamonds, which owns and operates 188 stores in 24 states across the country. Under the names of Whitehall Company Jewellers, Lundstrom Jewelers, and Marks Brothers Jewelers, the company runs stores in upscale city and suburban shopping malls. Marks Brothers Jewelers began its long history in 1895, when a group of brothers from Eastern Europe decided to settle in Chicago and open a retail jewelry store. Pooling their meager resources, the brothers established Continue Reading
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Marks Brothers Jewelers

Marks Brothers Jewelers Finlay Enterprises Founded : 1895 Activities : Retailing fine jewelry Parent Company : Finlay Enterprises Stockists : 400 locations Origin : 155 North Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois 60606   www.MarksBrosJewelers.com www.WhitehallCoJewellers.com www.WhitehallCompany.com www.LundstromJewelers.com Marks Brothers Jewelers, Inc. is a leading American specialty retailer of fine jewelry, primarily gold and diamonds, which by 2005 owned and operated 188 stores in 24 states across the country. Under the names of Whitehall Company Jewellers, Lundstrom Jewelers, and Marks Brothers Jewelers, the company runs stores in upscale city and suburban shopping malls. Marks Brothers Jewelers began its long history in 1895, when a group of brothers from Eastern Europe decided to settle in Chicago and open a retail jewelry store. Pooling their meager resources, the brothers established their family store in Continue Reading
Lundstrom

Lundstrom Jewelers

Lundstrom Jewelers Marks Brothers Jewelers Founded : 1895 Activities : Retailing fine jewelry Parent Company : Finlay Enterprises Stockists : 400 locations Origin : 155 North Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois 60606 www.LundstromJewelers.com www.WhitehallCoJewellers.com www.WhitehallCompany.com www.MarksBrosJewelers.com Marks Brothers Jewelers, Inc. is a leading American specialty retailer of fine jewelry, primarily gold and diamonds, which owns and operates 188 stores in 24 states across the country. Under the names of Whitehall Company Jewellers, Lundstrom Jewelers, and Marks Brothers Jewelers, the company runs stores in upscale city and suburban shopping malls. Marks Brothers Jewelers began its long history in 1895, when a group of brothers from Eastern Europe decided to settle in Chicago and open a retail jewelry store. Pooling their meager resources, the brothers established their family store in the center of Continue Reading
friedmans

Friedman’s Inc.

      Friedman’s Jewelers Finlay Enterprises Founded : 1920 Activities : Retailing fine jewelry Parent Company : Finlay Enterprises Stockists : 500 locations Origin : 4 West State Street Savannah, Georgia 31401 www.FriedmansInc.com www.FriedmansJewellers.com www.AAFriedman.com www.CrescentJewellers.com A Tale of Two Brothers in the 1920s The history of Friedman’s may be traced to two brothers, Abraham and Benjamin Friedman, in south Georgia. In 1909, a merchant named Sam Segall came to the town of Savannah on the coast of Georgia, where he founded a jewelry store. In 1920, he died, and his two nephews Abraham and Benjamin took over the business. Because their name was Friedman, they changed the name of Segall’s store. At some point Abraham moved away from Savannah, heading north to Augusta, on the Georgia-South Carolina line. Continue Reading
crescent

Crescent Jewellers

Crescent Jewellers Friedman’s Inc. Founded : 1935 Activities : Retailing fine jewelry and operating leased fine jewelry department stores Parent Company : Finlay Enterprises Stockists : 122 locations Origin : Oakland, CA www.CrescentJewellers.com www.FriedmansInc.com www.AAFriedman.com www.FriedmansJewelers.com Crescent Jewellers was founded in 1935 with the opening of our first store in Oakland, California. “Cater to the needs of every customer” was our business philosophy then, just as it is today. Crescent Jewellers is now a division of Friedman’s Jewelers, currently part of Finlay Fine Jewelers. We are now the largest specialty retailer of jewelry in our market of 23 southeastern, southwestern and mid-western states. Our convenient locations, exceptional customer service, financing plans available to qualified buyers through third party bank partners, and well-trained, friendly personnel will continue to be key factors Continue Reading
Constantine

A.A. Friedman Jewelers

A.A. Friedman Jewelers Friedman’s Inc. Founded : 1920 Activities : Retailing fine jewelry/operating leased department stores Parent Company : Finlay Enterprises Stockists : 122 locations Origin : Oakland, CA   www.AAFriedman.com www.FriedmansInc.com www.FriedmansJewellers.com A Tale of Two Brothers in the 1920s The history of Friedman’s may be traced to two brothers, Abraham and Benjamin Friedman, in south Georgia. In 1909, a merchant named Sam Segall came to the town of Savannah on the coast of Georgia, where he founded a jewelry store. In 1920, he died, and his two nephews Abraham and Benjamin took over the business. Because their name was Friedman, they changed the name of Segall’s store. At some point Abraham moved away from Savannah, heading north to Augusta, on the Georgia-South Carolina line. Benjamin stayed behind, and Continue Reading
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Linz Brothers

Linz Brothers Finlay Enterprises Founded : 1877 Activities : Retailing fine jewelry/operating leased department stores Parent Company : Finlay Enterprises Stockists : NA locations Origin : Dallas, TX www.LinzBrothers.com www.FinlayEnterprises.com www.FNLY.com Linz Brothers, a jewelry firm, grew from the efforts of five brothers. Joseph and Elias Linz of St. Louis opened the firm of Joseph Linz and Brother in Denison in October 1877. Joseph had followed the railroad to Denison in the 1870s, when he worked as a watchmaker and repaired watches for the conductors on the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad. Simon, the second oldest Linz brother, joined the Denison store, and two years later they moved to Sherman.  In 1877, Joseph Linz left his home in St. Louis and arrived in Denison. Texas, where he went out to Continue Reading
jjsweeney

Sweeney's Jewelers

Sweeney’s Jewelers Finlay Enterprises Founded : 1875 Activities : Retailing fine jewelry and operating leased fine jewelry department stores Parent Company : Finlay Enterprises Stockists : 10 locations Origin : Houston, TX www.SweeneysJewelers.com www.SweeneyJewelers.com www.JJSweeney.com   Thousands of motorists entering downtown from points west via Rusk Street or exiting the central business district on Capitol Street drive past an urban traffic island with nary a clue of its place in Houston’s heritage. The little wedge of greenery located at the convergence of Rusk and Capitol at Bagby Street is known as the Sweeney Clock Triangle. Alas, in our haste of coming and going, many of us don’t give the Sweeney Clock the time of day. That’s unfortunate because there was a time when Houstonians set their watches by the ever-accurate Continue Reading