is a jewelry retailer founded in 1915 by Morris Helzberg that has 210 stores in 36 states.

In April 2009, Beryl Raff, former executive vice president and general merchandise manager of fine jewelry atJCPenney, was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Helzberg.2

Soon after Helzbergs founding, Morris Helzberg became ill and the company was taken over by his son, Barnett Helzberg Sr., at the age of 14.3In 1963, Barnett Sr. becameChairman of the Boardand his son, Barnett Helzberg Jr., took over company operations.4Barnett replaced his father in the Chairman position in 1988. Barnett Jr. sold the company toBerkshire Hathaway, owned byWarren Buffett, in 1995, and authored the bookWhat I Learned Before I Sold to Warren Buffett.5

In 2017, Helzberg closed a few stores. For customers who had purchased the Lifetime Care plan for their jewelry, the chain offered affected customers two options: 1) up to 12 months to travel to another store for inspections & cleanings, or 2) prepaid mail labels to send the jewelry to a Helzberg service center.

About Helzberg Diamonds Fine Jewelry Store Online – Helzberg Diamonds. Helzberg Diamonds. 2011

Halkias, Maria (April 6, 2009).Penneys top jewelry exec Beryl Raff leaving for Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary. The Dallas Morning News, Inc

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