For more than 100 years, Ben Bridge Jewelers has been providing sparkle and a little bit of class to all of the most important moments. Ben Bridge takes great pride in its jewelry, offering beautiful designer items as well as well-crafted solutions for those with tighter budgets.
Among jewelers, Ben Bridge is known for having the highest quality and ethical standards for its products. Not only does the company have legendarily tough quality standards that every piece of jewelry must meet, but it also only supports vendors that sell diamonds and gemstones that have been ethically mined with attention to environmental and human rights. It is also a certified member of the Responsible Jewelry Council.
Ben Bridge Jewelers features more than 80 retail stores in 11 states, as well as an online store, which offers its customers a variety of sparkling jewelry from engagement rings to earrings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, Pandora jewelry, and everything in between.
Samuel Silverman, a watchmaker, opened the store that would one day become Ben Bridge Jewelers in Seattle in 1912. Ten years later, Samuel’s daughter Sally Silverman married Ben Bridge, who joined the company as a partner until Samuel sold his shares to Ben in 1927 in order to move for health reasons. The name was officially changed, and the legacy began.
However, shortly after Ben Bridge took over the company, the Great Depression hit. Although the company struggled through, it left a conservativeness that stuck with the company for decades to come. In fact, it wasn’t until the 1950s that the company opened a second store and it expanded into malls in the 1960s. After that, the company continued to expand at a fairly rapid pace.
By the year 2000, when Berkshire Hathaway finally purchased the company to compliment its other jewelry businesses, Ben Bridge Jewelers had more than 40 stores in five states. As is custom, Berkshire Hathaway allowed the family to continue to run the business, and since then the jeweler has continue to expand to currently offer not only online sales but stores in 11 states.