We’ve come a long way, baby!
I’m Theresia, owner of Peter & Co. Jewelers. 25 years. That’s a milestone! We are celebrating 25 years in the jewelry business, from a very meager beginning to a dynamic and trending retail business.
Peter, of Peter & Co. Jewelers, started his business selling gold chain back in 1987. With no formal training, some borrowed capital and a desire to be in business, Peter captured the essence of being an American. He emigrated to the United States in 1961 from his home country, at that time Yugoslavia. He spoke no English. With a little creativity, ingenuity, plenty of hard work and limitless enthusiasm, his dream turned into reality.
Fast forward to 1992, Peter’s jewelry store doubled in size and relocated from Bay Village to a strip shopping center in Avon Lake. What exciting times! That year I joined him in the business. Not long after that, one of our four daughters, Tamara, came on board. In 1998 the store doubled in size again by expanding and incorporating the empty space next door.
Sadly, in 2000, Peter passed away, but the business did not miss a beat. Tamara and I, joined by my daughter, Kim, in 2003 continued to grow the business. We can now boast a staff of 10 full and part-time employees, and very proudly include a GIA Graduate Gemologist, a JA Certified Master Goldsmith and a CW21 Watchmaker on staff.
Since November of 2010, Peter & Co. Jewelers has a new home in a free-standing building, and is extremely proud to have won Honorable Mention in the America’s Coolest Stores contest! With a wonderfully dedicated team and great support from our customers and community, we look forward to the next milestone in the ongoing story of Peter & Co. Jewelers.
Our specialties include certified diamonds, the hottest branded jewelry collections, and custom designs in 14 and 18 karat gold and platinum. We offer in-house expert jewelry repair with the newest laser technology and on-site expert watch repair using the latest in equipment and technology for all fine timepieces.
But don’t just take my word for it. Stop in and check us out for yourself. I promise you’ll be glad you did!