The Tradition Lives On- Celebrating 95 years
Since 1925, this talented family of jewelers, three generations from fathers to sons, have been committed to continuing the brand’s pursuit of perfection and active community spirit.
"We have a great generational mix with old school service and reliability combined with the new technologies available to our industry" states Michael Simmons, 3rd generation owner of Simmons & Clark.
Fred Simmons and Harry Clark established Simmons & Clark Jewelers on Broadway in downtown Detroit, Michigan. They met while working for another jeweler. They borrowed $5,000 and opened their store in October 1925, just in time for the busy holiday season. They were a hit and never looked back. As one of the original credit jewelers in the country, Simmons & Clark began offering payment plans of $1down and $1 per week till the balance was paid.
Fred and Harry started their commitment to community by donating to the Detroit Police Widows and Orphans Fund. Fred worked the milk carts at Ford Motor factory where Henry Ford was paying an unheard of $5 a day in wages.
For over seven decades, George H Simmons, took care of customers with kindness, humor and brilliance. George learned the Diamond business working beside his father. And shared his wisdom working beside his son, Michael, who will now carry on the family legacy. “ We are proud of our past and we are excited about our future.” Michael Simmons