Helzberg Diamonds' History
Helzberg Diamonds is an United States based jewelry retailer that specializes in the sale of customized jewelry, engagement rings, high-quality diamonds, gold and silver. The first store opened in 1915 in Kansas City, Missouri by Morris Helzberg and his sons. Within a few years of opening, the store became very successful and by the 1920s, Helzberg Diamonds started expanding to larger spaces and more locations all over Missouri. Despite the economic hard times that followed the Great Depression, Helzberg Diamonds managed to flourish and become the largest jewelry retailer in the Midwest. In 1948, ‘House of Treasures’ was opened in Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza; a large and high end boutique shop which not only sold Helzberg jewelry, but also sold china and silverware. This store was specifically targeted towards Missouri elite. From then onwards, Helzberg Diamonds rapidly expanded and by 2001 there was over 200 stores across all 50 states making it the largest jewelry retailer in America.
Helzberg Diamonds' Values
Within the diamond industry, there are numerous laws and regulations that companies must be aware of in order to be successful. Apart from selling quality diamonds, Helzberg Diamonds values the environment in which their product comes from and how their product can have an impact on Human Rights and workers Health and Safety. As part of their corporate responsibility, the company has strict mining principles in place to ensure that the environment and the people who manufacture and participate in the mining procedures are all treated ethically and fairly. Helzberg Diamonds ensures that their diamonds are not produced at the expense of any community, person or the environment and that those who manufacture their products are rewarded with fair wages and safe working condition. The company also follows that their practices do not cause conflict with any neighbouring countries or military personnel and that all diamonds and gold are taken ethically. By having such core values, Helzberg Diamonds is trying to minimize their environmental impact while ensuring that their workers and diamonds are treated with high standards.
What makes Helzberg Diamonds unique?
Helzberg Diamonds is committed to ensuring that their product is always high quality and making their guests feel welcomed, not pressured when they enter a store. What makes Helzberg different from its competitors is its unique designs and customized options. Helzberg offers exclusive designs and its most popular collection to date is the ‘I am Loved’ line which was created after Barrett Helzberg Jr. (Morris Helzberg grandson) married the love of his life. All Helzberg employees are experts in the industry and value that they are choosing Helzberg for their special ‘I Am Loved’ moments. With its commitment to customer service, high-quality diamonds, and unique and customized designs, it is not wonder that Helzberg Diamonds is the largest jewelry retailer in the United States.