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Four Generations

of Quality and Integrity

Springer Jewelers is a family owned business as it has been since 1931.  We are blessed to have four generations work in our family business. The story of our founding is one of entrepreneurship and responsibility in a difficult economic period.  Edward C. Springer, who was working for another jeweler, was told because of the hard times of the Great Depression that he would have his wages cut.  Edward decided to cut his own pay and took the risk of opening Springer Jewelers in 1931.

Promptly after opening Springer Jewelers, Edward was joined by his brother Charles Springer.  Charles was a watchmaker and being that Edward was an engraver and outstanding bench jeweler this addition made sense.  Both brother’s craftsmanship at the time of our founding served as a catalyst and model forSpringer Jewelers’ emphasis on quality repair.  Eventually, Edward’s son Jean Springer made his way into the business after serving in the Korean War and studying horology (watch making) at Bradley University.

In 1964, Springer Jewelers was incorporated and within 12 years the third generation of Springers began in the business.  This started with Jean’s son Pete Springer in 1976.  Current co-owner Pete started with Springer Jewelers part-time as a student at Indiana Purdue University Ft. Wayne (IPFW) and began full-time in 1978 after graduating. Pete was trained directly in jewelry repair by both Charles and Edward. In 1983 after graduating from Indiana University current co-owner Dave Springer joined Springer Jewelers and was trained by Edward and Jean as well.  In 2010, Springer Jewelers grew into a fourth generation family business with the addition of Pete’s son Ben Springer.

Our Founder’s

Business Practices

Our founder Edward Springer understood the importance of how to do business the right way.  His main concern was treating every person who came into his shop with the utmost respect, by teaching the nuances of jewelry rather than pushing a sale and making customers feel rushed.  This key difference between the way Springer Jewelers does business apart from others in our industry accounts directly to our longevity.

Edward instilled this same business sense into his son Jean Springer, and Jean did the same to current owners Dave Springer and Pete Springer.  Quite frankly, our way of doing business is in our blood!  Also, at Springer Jewelers unlike at large chain stores, you will always be greeted by a member of the Springer family.  We always ensure a memorable experience.  We believe that even today that doing business the way our founder did in 1931 holds true.  Rest assured that Springer Jewelers will continue to conduct business this way as we have for 83-plus years!

Our Staff

  • Pete Springer
    Pete SpringerCo-Owner

    Pete Springer is one of the co-owners of Springer Jewelers.  He has over 30 years of experience in jewelry repair and in the jewelry industry.  Pete is our chief craftsman, bench jeweler, and creator!   He is the one responsible for making sure that your stones are set to last for years in our rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  Pete graduated from Indiana Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) in 1978, and has been a part of this business since!  So, if its expertise, craftsmanship , or a repair you are looking for give us a call or stop by our store and ask for Pete!

     

    • Dave Springer
      Dave SpringerCo-Owner

      Dave Springer is one of the co-owners of Springer Jewelers.  He also has over 27 years of experience in the jewelry industry.  Dave graduated from Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business  in 1983 with a Bachelors in Science degree in Marketing.  Some of his areas of specialty are in running the day-to-day operations of Springer Jewelers, appraising, and doing jewelry repair.  Dave is always ready to serve our customers and is an asset when it comes to educating our customers about what kind of piece is right for them!

      • Ben Springer
        Ben SpringerIn Store Staff

        Starting in 2011, Ben Springer is the 4th Generation to work here at our family owned and operated store. He  studied business administration at IPFW and has been helping Springer Jewelers move forward as a local area business.

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