After making jewelry dreams come true for generations during 110 years, Arnold’s Fine Jewelry is closing.
“After decades and decades of serving the jewelry needs of our clients it is time for me to retire, and Arnold’s Fine Jewelry is going to close,” said third-generation owner Bruce Arnold.
Bruce’s grandfather C.O. Arnold began the business in Ottumwa, Iowa, 130 years ago when he sold jewelry and musical instruments from a two-story building. C.O. moved his family to Pasadena around 1910 and set up shop in a storefront near the present-day Mi Piace restaurant in Old Town. Two more moves landed the store in its current location in The Colonnade at 350 S. Lake Avenue, across the street from Macy’s.
Arnold’s Fine Jewelry has been the first stop for more than three generations of bling seekers as the go-to source for all things colorful, elegant, contemporary, glittering, bejeweled, desired and treasured.
Bruce Arnold began working side-by-side his father at the store in the early to mid-1970s. He eventually bought the business when his father retired and leads three generations of staff members.
Generations of families sought Arnold’s Fine Jewelry’s expertise for life’s important moments. It was not unusual for a young man to come in with his parents when he seeks an engagement ring because they went to Arnold’s when they wed. Staff members help customers select unique gift ideas for any occasion— anniversary, graduation, new baby, birthday and other celebrations.
Arnold’s “Our Farewell Celebration” began Nov. 17 with a discount of 20 percent on most merchandise (with some restrictions).
All distancing protocols will be observed, and COVID-19 restrictions will limit shopper capacity. Repairs will be accepted as time allows, probably through Dec. 15.
All special orders and custom work must be prepaid; there will be no layaways or holds; cash or payment cards only.
Arnold’s Fine Jewelry is at 350 S. Lake Ave., Suite 110, in The Colonnade. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, call (626) 795-8647 or visit arnoldsfinejewelry.com.