Since 1989, National Jeweler’s "Retailer Hall of Fame," has recognized jewelers who have inspired their peers and made significant contributions to jewelry retailing. See our past honorees below.


2019

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

Cathy Calhoun, Calhoun Jewelers, Royersford, Pennsylvania 

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

David and Julia Gardner, David Gardner’s Jewelers & Gemologists, College Station, Texas

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

Steve and Judy Padis, Padis Jewelry, San Francisco, California


2018

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

Dror and Helene Zadok, Zadok Jewelers, Houston, Texas

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

Cathy Tivol, Tivol, Kansas City, Missouri

MAJORS

Pam Mortensen, J. C. Penney, Dallas, Texas


2017

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

John Henne, Henne Jewelers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

Sissy Jones, Sissy’s Log Cabin, Pine Bluff, Arkansas

MAJORS

Jean-Christophe Bédos, Birks Group Inc., Montreal, Canada


*National Jeweler did not induct new members into the Retailer Hall of Fame in 2013, 2014, 2015 or 2016.


2012

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

Fred Weber, Weber Jewelers, Kettering, Ohio

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

Tony Schiffman, Schiffman’s Inc., Greensboro, North Carolina

MAJORS

Larry Pelzel, Neiman Marcus, Dallas, Texas


2011

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

Jim Rosenheim, Tiny Jewel Box, Washington, D.C.

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

Lawrence Bock, Bachendorf’s Jewelers, Dallas, Texas 

MAJORS

Mark Light, Signet Jewelers, Akron, Ohio


2010

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

Richard Eiseman Jr., Eiseman Jewels, Dallas, Texas

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

Robert Rottenberg, Long’s Jewelers, Burlington, Massachusetts

MAJORS

Jon Bridge, Ben Bridge Jeweler, Seattle, Washington


2009

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

Vicki and Howard Cunningham, Cunningham Fine Jewelry, Tulsa, Oklahoma

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

Stephen Polacheck, Polacheck’s Jewelers, Calabasas, California

MAJORS

Beryl Raff, Helzberg Diamonds, North Kansas City, Missouri


2008

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

Alfredo Molina, Molina Fine Jewelers, Phoenix, Arizona

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

Michael Pollak, Hyde Park Jewelers, Denver, Colorado 

MAJORS

H. Marvin Beasley, Helzberg Diamonds, North Kansas City, Missouri


2007

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

Woody Justice, Justice Jewelers, Springfield, Missouri

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

Marc Fink, Fink’s Jewelers, Roanoke, Virginia

MAJORS

Michael Kowalski, Tiffany & Co., New York


2006

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

Bill Sites Sr., Sites Jewelers, Clarksville, Tennessee

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

Georgie Gleim, Gleim the Jeweler, Palo Alto, California, and
R. Andrew Johnson, Diamond Cellar Holdings, Columbus, Ohio

MAJORS

John Cohen, Carlyle & Co., Greensboro, North Carolina


2005

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

Howard Tapper, Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, West Bloomfield, Michigan

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

Marion Halfacre, Traditional Jewelers, Newport Beach, California

MAJORS

Jeffrey Comment, Helzberg Diamonds, North Kansas City, Missouri


2004

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

Ellen Lacy, Lacy & Co., El Paso, Texas

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

John Green, Lux Bond & Green, West Hartford, Connecticut

MAJORS

Robert Wexler, Tourneau, New York


2003

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

Nick Greve, Carl Greve Jewelers, Portland, Oregon

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

Clayton Bromberg, Underwood Jewelers, Jacksonville, Florida

MAJORS

Ed Bridge, Ben Bridge Jeweler, Seattle, Washington


2002

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

Carolyn Pope, Crews Jewelry, Grandview, Missouri

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

Lauren Kulchinsky, Mayfair Jewelers, Woodbury, New York

MAJORS

Terry Burman, Signet Jewelers, Akron, Ohio


2001

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

Cosmo Altobelli, Altobelli Jewelers, Burbank, California

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

Terry Call, Call Jewelers, Boise, Idaho and Phoenix, Arizona

MAJORS

William R. Chaney, Tiffany & Co., New York


2000

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

Lester Lampert, Lester Lampert, Chicago, Illinois 

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

Jeff Corey, Day’s Jewelers, Waterville, Maine

MAJORS

Randy McCullough, Samuels Jewelers, Austin, Texas


1999

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

Al Solomon, Solomon Jewelers, Albertson, New York

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

Stanley Pollack, G. M. Pollack & Sons, Scarborough, Maine

MAJORS

Ralph Destino, Cartier, New York


1998

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

Arnold Bockstruck, Bockstruck Jewelers, Saint Paul, Minnesota

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

Esther Fortunoff, Fortunoff Fine Jewelry, Westbury, New York

MAJORS

Herbert Bridge, Ben Bridge Jeweler, Seattle, Washington


1997

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

Susan Jacques, Borsheims, Omaha, Nebraska

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

Hank Siegel, Hamilton Jewelers, Princeton, New Jersey

MAJORS

Russell Cohen, Carlyle & Co., Greensboro, North Carolina


1996

SINGLE STORE INDEPENDENT

Mark Moeller, R.F. Moeller Jeweler, Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

James Clark, B. C. Clark Inc., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

MAJORS

Howard Sherwood, Daniel’s Jewelers, Culver City, California, and Robert Keller, Wedlo Inc., Birmingham, Alabama


1995

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

Philip Minsky, Wyman Jewelers, Stoughton, Massachusetts

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

John Michaels, Michaels Jewelers, Waterbury, Connecticut

MAJORS

Nathan Light, Sterling Jewelers, Akron, Ohio


1994

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

Sunny and Lenny Friedman, Sarah Leonard Fine Jewelers, Los Angeles, California

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

Alvin Fink, Fink’s Jewelers, Roanoke, Virginia

MAJORS

Juell Kadet, Rogers Enterprises, Matteson, Illinois


1993

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

William Farmer Jr., Farmer’s Jewelry, Lexington, Kentucky

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

Robert Green, Lux Bond & Green, West Hartford, Connecticut

MAJORS

Dale Perelman, King’s Jewelry, New Castle, Pennsylvania


1992

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

Mark Udell, London Jewelers, Glen Cove, New York

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

Lee Michael Berg, Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

MAJORS

Alan Zimmer, Reeds Jewelers, Wilmington, North Carolina


1991

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

William Underwood, Underwood’s Fine Jewelers, Fayetteville, Arkansas

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

Frank Maier, Maier & Berkele, Atlanta, Georgia

MAJORS

Leonard Littman, Littman Jewelers, Edison, New Jersey


1990

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

Jerry Gause, Gause & Sons Jewelers, Ocala, Florida

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

Helene Fortunoff, Fortunoff, Uniondale, New York

MAJORS

Barnett Helzberg Jr., Helzberg Diamonds, North Kansas City, Missouri


1989

SINGLE-STORE INDEPENDENT

Harold Tivol, Tivol, Kansas City, Missouri

MULTI-STORE INDEPENDENT

Irving Getz, Mayor’s Jewelers, Miami, Florida

MAJORS

Robert Bridge, Ben Bridge Jewelers, Seattle, Washington

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