Howard’s Jewelry opened in 1947 by Howard Hand and his wife Lucille with the assistance of one employee. The store was primarily intended to be a watch repair shop, but later grew into a full service retail jewelry store.
In 1974, Howard’s and Lucille’ son, Craig returned from the Vietnam War and re-entered the business which he began learning from his family as a child after school. Craig assumed control of the store after Howard suffered a heart attack in 1987 and was forced to retire.
Today, Howard’s Jewelry is operated by Craig and his wife Rita, a retired teacher with the assistance of five employees.
The guiding philosophy of the business has always been: “If an item isn’t good enough for your family, it’s not good enough for your customers.” The standards of quality and workmanship are quite high.