Howard’s Jewelry

Craig and Rita Hand, Owners

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.

Howard’s Jewelry was named “Best in Grand Island” in 2019, 2018,
2017, 2016 and 2012 by the Grand Island Independent.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for us!