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ABOUT US

For life’s celebrations, generations of customers have made Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers their jeweler of choice.  Quality, integrity, and dedication to customer service have been hallmarks of Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers since 1896.  We take great pride in preserving our heritage in the community and maintaining our values of honesty and integrity.

Our knowledgeable and courteous staff is ready to help make your next special occasion, milestone or holiday memorable.  Our personal service and attention to detail is something only found in family-owned businesses like ours.  For four generations, the Weeks family has been serving customers throughout the Hudson Valley.

From special occasions like engagements, weddings and anniversaries, to celebrations like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas and Chanukah, let us help you select a piece of jewelry that will be cherished for a lifetime.  Make your own memories with the gift of diamonds, pearls, colored gemstones, or one of our unique sterling silver pieces.  Or, select the perfect item from our collection of affordable gifts and accessories.

John Weeks, the fourth generation owner of Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers is a registered jeweler with the American Gem Society.  The AGS is one of the jewelry industry’s most prestigious organizations.  John also has his Diamond Degree from the Gemological Institute of America.  In addition, Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers is a member of the Jewelers of America, an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau, and a member of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce.

John continues another longstanding family tradition: giving back to the community.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the Peekskill Rotary Club, on the Board of Directors for the HOPE for Youth Foundation, and on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army.

Our downtown Peekskill, NY store at 942 South Street, is open year round Tuesday through Friday, 9:30am – 5:30pm, Saturdays 9:30am – 5pm, with special hours during the summer and holiday seasons. 

HISTORY

When a business survives and thrives for more than a century, it creates a legacy and a history all its own.

Arthur Weeks and Sons Jewelers began with Arthur Weeks and his partner, Gustave Holmberg, establishing themselves as “Watchmakers and Jewelers” in 1896.  They soon set up shop at the corner of South and Division streets that was just right for their new business in the middle of a bustling small village called Peekskill, NY.   Except for a brief period during the Great Depression, Arthur Weeks Jewelers has anchored this corner for more than a century.

Arthur became known for his skills as a craftsman, creating many beautiful designs for his growing and loyal clientele.  He became the sole owner in 1910, and continued as proprietor until his death in 1930.

Arthur’s son, also named Arthur, took over the family business at the young age of 21 and managed it for the next 50 years.

In 1953, Arthur’s son, known to all in the Hudson Valley area as Doug, joined the family business, after graduating from watch-making school at SUNY Morrisville.  Doug met his future wife Nancy when she came to work at the store as a sales associate in 1954.  They were married in 1955 and continued to work side-by-side until their retirements in 2002 and 2005 respectively.

In 1966, Arthur and Doug realized their growing business would require more space to meet the needs of their clientele and purchased the building next door, remodeled, and expanded into what is now its current space.

Founder Arthur Weeks would be proud to know that his great-grandson, John, continues his legacy today.  John began work in the family business after graduation from Western New England University in 1983 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

AMERICAN GEM SOCIETY

The American Gem Society was founded in 1934 by a small group of leading jewelers including the great grandfather of modern gemology, Robert M. Shipley. Their goal was to create an organization that could help protect the jewelry-buying public from fraud and false advertising.

Today, Shipley’s vision has become a reality, the American Gem Society is the country's preeminent jewelry trade organization dedicated to consumer protection.  .Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers is proud to be one of nearly 3,500 jewelers, retailers, suppliers, individual titleholders and affiliates that have joined the American Gem Society (AGS) and have dedicated themselves to: consumer protection, ethical business practices and development and maintenance of superior gemological skills and knowledge

To join AGS, every member must go through a -peer-reviewed application process followed by a recertification exam every single year. This process ensures that every AGS-certified jeweler you meet is at the top of their game, and more importantly, each one has pledged to protect you, the consumer.

OUR COMMITMENT

Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers is committed to providing exceptional services and the highest quality fine jewelry and gifts available. For over a century, we have been and remain, committed to our community and our valued customers.