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Finlay Fine Jewelers
Finlay Enterprises
Founded : 1832
Activities : Retailing fine jewelry/operating leased department stores
Parent Company : Finlay Enterprises
Stockists : 2,000 locations
Origin : 529 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Finlay Fine Jewelers has origins dating back to 1787 achieving $100 billion over two centuries. By 2010, Finlay was the largest operator of leased jewelry departments in over 1200 stores in the US and France (Société Nouvelle d’Achat de Bijouterie):

May Department Stores; Foley’s, Filene’s, Kaufmann’s, Robinson’s May, Meier & Frank, Hecht’s, Strawbridge, Famous Barr, L.S. Ayers, Lord & Taylor. Federated Department Stores; Bloomingdale’s, Burdine’s, The Bon Marche’, Rich’s, Lazarus, Goldsmith. Saks Inc. Department Stores; Carson Pirie Scott, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Younker’s, Parisian’s. Marshall Field’s, Belk, Dillard’s, Bon Ton, Gottschalk’s, Elder Beerman and Bonwit Tellers.

Finlay graces red carpets at the Golden Globes, Academy Awards, Grammys, and Independent Spirit Awards. Vin Lee Jewelers, the creator of the tennis earring/ear cuff/climber, is worn by celebrities, diplomats, royalty, most notably by family of the President of France at Cannes. The Diamond Standard brand sold to affiliate of Jimmy Choo Limited, subsidiary of Labelux.

Finlay owns 20 of the top 50 US jewelry brands:

Finlay Fine Jewelers (New York)
Bailey Banks and Biddle* (Philadelphia)
Caldwell Jewelers (Philadelphia)
Carlyle & Co. (North Carolina)
Congress Jewelers* (Florida)
Lundstrom Jewelers (California)
Marks Brothers (Chicago)
Whitehall Company (Chicago)
L. Luria & Son (Florida)
Friedman’s Inc. (Georgia)
A.A. Friedman (Georgia)
Crescent Jewellers (California)
Shifrin-Willens Jewelers (Michigan)
Merksamers Jewelers (California)
Sweeneys Jewelers (Texas)
Corrigans Jewelers (Texas)
Henricks Jewelers (Florida)
Linz Brothers (Texas)
Barclay & Sons (Maryland)
Castlebergs (Maryland)
S&N Katz (Maryland)
Diamond Park (New York)
Jay B. Rudolph (Florida)
New York Jewelry Outlet (New York)
Park Promenade (Florida)
Société Nouvelle d’Achatde Bijouterie (Paris)
Coral Jewelers (Florida)
Diamonds on Rodeo (California)
Ceylats Fine Jewelers (California)
L.D. Giddens & Son (North Carolina)
Bucceli Gem (California)
*sold to investors