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Our Story


Michaels Jewelers has been owned and operated by the Michaels family since 1885. Once goldsmiths in Germany, Abraham Michaels set his sight on the American Dream and found himself in the great city of New York City.

​His son, Irving Sr. fell in love with Martha, a strong, vibrant woman many years ahead of her time. Once a banker, in a time where many women did not work, she was brilliant and knew there was an opportunity in moving the Michaels' business into the world of retail.

​After moving to Connecticut where other family members resided, the Michaels opened the first retail location in New Haven. Today, Michaels Jewelers operates 10 fine jewelry locations and owns & operates 11 PANDORA retail stores.

Michaels Jewelers has pioneered several prestigious designations throughout their long history in Connecticut, having been the first jeweler in the state to earn Certified Gemologist and Appraiser titles. Michaels continues to have the only AGS Accredited Gem Laboratory and one of the largest Appraisal Departments in the Connecticut area.

​As the trusted jeweler of choice in the state of Connecticut, Michaels is proud to be run by 4th & 5th generation family members, Mark Michaels & Lindsay Michaels.


We hope you enjoyed our story and we hope to see you soon!