Bromberg & Company, Inc. Celebrates 180th Anniversary

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Bromberg & Company, Inc. commemorates 180 years in the jewelry business. The jewelry store has been owned and operated by the same family for six generations and has two locations in the Birmingham, Alabama area.

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With almost two centuries of experience behind us, we have acquired a wealth of knowledge and expertise, which we use to create a carefully curated selection of superior-quality jewelry and diamonds to satisfy even the most discriminating of tastes.

This year, Bromberg & Company, Inc. will celebrate its 180th year in business as a retailer of fine jewelry. The company first opened in 1836 in Mobile, Alabama, only 17 years after Alabama achieved statehood. Bromberg's currently operates at two retail locations—Mountain Brook Village in Mountain Brook, Alabama and The Summit in Birmingham, Alabama.

Bromberg's is the oldest company in continuous operation in the state of Alabama, and to quote In Store Magazine, "Bromberg's has the honor of being the oldest family-owned retail business of any kind in the U.S." The company is currently operated by the sixth generation of Brombergs, and maintains its corporate offices and stockroom on 2nd Avenue North in downtown Birmingham, Alabama.

“We’re tremendously proud of our long and distinguished history,” says Bromberg & Company, Inc. President Frederick W. Bromberg. “And with almost two centuries of experience behind us, we have acquired a wealth of knowledge and expertise, which we use to create a carefully curated selection of superior-quality jewelry and diamonds to satisfy even the most discriminating of tastes. We look forward to continued prosperity in the decades to come and remain committed to our mission to provide exceptional service and the very best in fine jewelry to Birmingham and beyond.”

The fascinating history of Bromberg’s is a story of preservation; the company has endured through both local and national economic catastrophes, devastating fires, four wars and other adversities, and yet managed to thrive and expand, developing a reputation for high ethical standards and an exceptional selection of fine jewelry and diamonds.

The Bromberg story originates in the early 1800s, in the prosperous Prussian village of Bromberg. The family enjoyed a prominent status in the city, but after the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, the city suffered economic decline and fell under the rule of Poland. So, in 1832, a young silversmith and jewel merchant named Frederick Bromberg immigrated to America in search of better opportunities.

He arrived in New York, where he met and married a fellow recent immigrant and native of Hamburg, Germany, Lisette Cunigarde Doreathea Beetz. In 1836, the couple moved south to Mobile, a city, they were told, that offered a temperate climate, sophisticated culture, and plentiful opportunity. Bromberg quickly established himself and opened a store in the new city.

In 1900, the business was moved to Birmingham, which had recently surpassed Mobile as the largest city in Alabama. Here, Bromberg's has enjoyed considerable growth and prosperity.

Frederick W. Bromberg attributes the company’s success and longevity to hard work, dedication to excellence in customer relations and a commitment to offering only the finest products in the fine jewelry industry.

For more information on the anniversary of Bromberg's, visit http://www.brombergs.com or call the company directly at (205) 969-1776 or (205) 871-3276. Interested parties can also visit the stores in person at 131 Summit Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama 35243 and 2800 Cahaba Road, Mountain Brook, Alabama 25223.

Bromberg & Company, Inc. has served the state of Alabama for nearly two centuries, offering the very best selection of quality diamonds and jewelry. It is the only jewelry store in the Birmingham area that is a member of the American Gem Society, and they utilize state-of-the-art tools, such as the ASET, with which clients can examine the quality and cut of the diamonds they offer.

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