Our Story

Since our founding in 1946 by Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Harris, customer service has been an integral component of our corporate philosophy. This single-minded dedication to customer satisfaction and service has elevated Harris Jeweler, Inc. to a level of prominence in the Miami Valley and the surrounding area. According to company CEO Mark Harris, this was accomplished “by surrounding ourselves with a staff of great people, always striving for improvement, and remembering that our customers are most important to us. This is The Harris Jeweler Experience, and we think you will see and feel the difference when you visit our store.”

“From the moment you walk through our doors, you will be greeted with unrivaled personal service aimed at making our customers feel comfortable. Every member of our team is dedicated to providing you with a pleasurable and unique shopping experience each and every time you enter our store” (Coffee/Cappuccino, Children’s Room and Private Viewing areas).

- Mark and Linda Harris

Mission Statement

You are most important to us. We will listen to you and do whatever it takes to continually exceed what you expect from us.

History

Our founder, H.M. Harris, began his career in a Kenton, Ohio jewelry store while in high school. He was greatly influenced by Robert Shipley Sr. who started the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and the AGS (American Gem Society). His contact with Professor Shipley motivated him to become one of the first Certified Gemologists in the United States and Canada. Mr. Harris founded the company in Sidney, Ohio, in February of 1946, immediately following World War II. Through hard work and strong business ethics, Mr. Harris was awarded membership into the AGS in 1950. Mr. Harris served on many civic boards as well as two terms as President of the Ohio Jewelers Association.

In 1976, after graduating from the Gemological Institute of America, Mark E. Harris joined his father in business. Six years later Mark purchased controlling interest of the company and became CEO of Harris Jeweler. The partnership between father and son saw continued growth to a level of prominence in the Miami Valley and the surrounding communities. Passion for extraordinary customer service and thirst for knowledge can be traced to our roots planted in 1946 by Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Harris. We are proud to say this spirit lives in everything we do today.

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