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J. Albert Jewelers Closing after 100+ Years in Business;
Huge Sale Begins Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018
Fairfield, CT - Nov. 6, 2018 – The Kiselstein family, along with their highly-skilled staff, have sold many high-quality jewelry pieces over the years. But for a business to prosper for more than a century, it goes beyond expertise and quality: it’s how you treat your customers.
“It’s an extremely welcoming, friendly atmosphere,” David Kiselstein said. “We’re very attentive to customers’ needs. It’s like coming to a family home and being greeted and embraced.”
But after a long and prosperous career in the family jewelry business, David and Judy felt the time was right to retire. Established in 1915, J. Albert Jewelers is closing its doors.
Big Sale Begins
Shoppers looking for great deals should circle Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, on their calendars. That’s when the store begins a huge going out of business sale that will last until all merchandise is sold. Expect to find tremendous discounts on a wide range of fine quality jewelry.
“You’ll find classic to modern pieces in price ranges to suit everybody’s needs,” he said. “From silver charms to diamond bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings. In just about any price range.”
Aiming high in retirement
After the store closes, David wants to pursue one of his other passions, which is flying. He’s also planning to become be a flight instructor.
“I think Judy wants to continue to be the best chef that she can be,” he said.
“No,” she said, laughing. “I really don’t know yet. I’ll just be happy to find out what I want to do while David is flying.”
Family business for generations
They can trace their roots to the store in 1953, the year his father bought the business from J. Albert in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
As a child and then as a teen David recalled doing odds and ends in the store including cleaning display cases, engraving jewelry and gift wrapping.
David and Judy bought the business in 1980 from David’s parents, which was already well established on Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield.
Pursuing a major in marketing in college with a minor in advertising, David said,
“I saw the opportunity to take the family business, which had not been doing any advertising per se, and try as a fledgling marketer to increase the business, which I did and built it to the success it is today.”
He adds: “Plus it has been nice to have been together and work with my family for such a long time, over 45 years.”
He was quick to point out that Judy has been an excellent compliment to the sales team with her warm and bubbly personality.
Missing their customers
For the Kiselsteins, being honest, along with the extra effort they put into making their customer’s happy and comfortable, have been the key ingredient to their success.
Inside the store, customers are greeted warmly by the staff. Cookies, cupcakes and hot coffee are always served.
They’ll miss their customers, some of whom have become very close friends over the years.
If customer testimonials published on the store’s website and on Google are any indication, the feeling will be mutual.
“My grandmother’s ring is now a beautiful custom designed pendant,” one customer wrote. “Thank you, J. Albert Jewelers, for helping me preserve this special piece for future generations.”
Wrote another: “The service and the atmosphere were awesome...very friendly! They made us feel at home.”
David & Judy felt it was important to be involved in the community and have donated and supported a variety of organizations over the years. Judy also served on the board of directors for the Greater Bridgeport Symphony.
The store’s legacy
They reflect on what they hope the store has meant to the community.
“Certainly, we are proud that customers were able to trust us and build good relationships with us, while acquiring fine quality jewelry that they can pass down to future generations,” he said. “Along with a smile.”