Oldest Jewelers

"No memory is ever alone; it's at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations." – Louis L'Amour

Jewelers in Arizona


H Jewelers - 0 years
Troy Haney established H Jewelers in 2023. Prior to H Jewelers, Troy worked at Walt's Jewelers.


Litchfield Fine Jewelers - 4 years
Matthew Fankhauser established Litchfield Fine Jewelers in 2019.



Billie's Custom Jewelers - 8 years
Tri Buu Huynh established Billie's Custom Jewelers in 2015. Prior to that he worked at Walt's Jewelers.


Daniel's Jewelry - 13 years
Danny Bigelow established Daniel's Jewelry in 2010. In the 1990's Daniel worked at Walt's Jewelers for a few months.


Muralt's Custom Jewelers - 17 years
Matt Muralt established Haney Family Jewelers in 2006. In the 1980's and 1990's Matt worked at Walt's Jewelers.


Hinrichsen Jewelers - 18 years
Joseph Hinrichsen started Hinrechsen Jewelers.


Haney Family Jewelers - 19 years
Troy Haney established Haney Family Jewelers in 2004. Prior to that he worked at Walt's Jewelers. Haney Family Jewelers was sold in 20??.


Forever Diamonds Jewelers - 20 years
Raymond Kelly established Forever Diamonds Jewelers in 2003. Prior to that he worked at Walt's Jewelers.



Barnes Fine Jewelers - 28 years
Paul and Susan Barnes started Barnes Fine Jewelers in Arizona.


John Wallick Jewelers - 31 years


T. Gabel Jewelry - 32 years
Terry Gabel established T. Gabel Jewelry, a family owned business, that originally opened in Louisville, Kentucky in August 1986, later moving to the the Phoenix, Arizona, metropolitan area in 1990. T. Gabel's ceased operations in 2022.


Molina Fine Jewelers - 36 years
Alfredo J. Molina established Molina Fine Jewelers in 1987, in Phoenix, Arizona. Also the owner of Black, Starr & Frost.


Hamra Jewelers - 37 years
The Hamra brothers opened their own jewelry store after working in their father's jewelry business.


Schmitt Jewelers - 53 years
Larry Schmitt founded Schmitt Jewelers.


Walt's Jewelers - 67 years
Originally founded as, "Walt's Jewel Box." We are not the oldest jeweler in America. We are not even the oldest jeweler in Arizona!


Michael's Jewelers - 73 years

Jewelers in America



David Yurman - 43 years


Harry Winston - 91 years
Harry Winston is owned by the Swatch Group.



Josephs - 152 years
Another humble jeweler. With enough clicks, you may find yourself reading their story, which is along what one might expect.


Borsheims - 153 years
Their index or home page does not mention their founding year, or if it does it is well hidden. Even on their History page, they do not just come out and say their founding year, but rather let the user figure it out themselves. Something that is nice to see on their History page is they show logo's they have used over the years. They also show various advertisements of theirs over the years.

Springer's - 153 years
It seems to be a trend amongst the older jewelers, to not be impressed by their own antiquity. Springer's does not even offer an About Us page, or History page, but rather opts for a brief paragraph on their index or home page which mentions being around for over 150 years.


L.D. Giddens Jewelers - 164 years
L.D. Giddens appears to be gone.


Shreve & Co. - 171 years
It is humorous how Shreve handles dates on their Our Story page. They start with the year 1804, but not claiming it is their birth year, just with that date out there for all to start reading, including search engines. They talk about 1848 and the Gold Rush, the 49ers, and finally they mention they opened in 1852. Shreve's claim is, "Shreve & Co. is the oldest retail jeweler in the state of California". This may be true.


Merkley Kendrick Jewelers - 181 years
They claim to be founded in 1832, however, the company that was founded in 1832 was founded by two individuals, James Lemon and William P. Kendrick. They liquidated their business in 1841. William P. Kendrick started a new business in 1942, which is their true establish date.


Brombergs - 187 years
No crazy claims, other than claiming they are the only member of the American Gem Society in the city of Birmingham, which may be true, though odd to mention ... when your business was founded in 1836. They do something else kinda odd, but maybe passively agressively awesome, and that is on their About Brombergs page they mention that in 2007 they renovated their Mountain Brook location "just before the 50th Anniversary". This is odd because by 2007, Brombergs had been around for around 171 years and they were more concerned with celebrating their 50th year in the same location. Maybe a humble brag, given 50 years is older than most jewelers? Either way, they do not seem to be amazed by their age.


Black, Star & Frost - 213 years
You decide if their claim to be "America's First Jeweler" is true or not. Just look at this list. They also claim to be, "the oldest continually operating watchmaker in the United States".



Shreve, Crump & Low - 227 years
They do not seem to be phased by how established their business is, considering their About Us page does not go into their history.


Bixler's Jewelers - 238 years
"America's First Jeweler"

Jewelers in the World



Mellerio - 410 years
Nothing quite like looking outside the United States to find old establishments.



Torrini - 654 years
The world's oldest Jeweler. Visit their History page. They mention they are the eigth longest-lived family businesses still in existence. Impressive!

A Tradition for Generations

Our Clients are repeat customers who continue to trust Walt's Jewelers for generations. We have Clients who first visited us the year we opened, in 1956! We have several Clients who came to Walt's Jewelers for their engagement and wedding rings, then their children came to us, and their grand children, and it seems the tradition will continue. Visit the most trusted independent Arizona jeweler.