Zimbelman's Jewelry

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In 1946, Calvin Zimbelman finished his tour of duty with the Army. Through the GI Bill, he was able to go to a watchmaker’s school in Denver, Colorado, where he attended school for 13 months learning to be a jeweler and watch maker.

After finishing school in 1949, he made the decision to establish his own business in Bird City, Kansas. With only $200 for an inventory of watches, rings, wedding sets and a small amount of glassware and a small building on Main Street, he started Zimbelman’s Jewelry.

In 1955 the store was moved to a small building on Main Street in Saint Francis, Kansas. He sold the same type of products that he had in the Bird City store. The store remained in Saint Francis until 1960, when the opportunity arose to open a store in Burlington, Colorado. This building was slightly bigger than the one in Saint Francis and the inventory was increased.

Land was purchased in 1963 and a new store was built just down the street. Inventory was increased even more and new product lines were introduced. There was a much larger selection of rings, watches, wedding sets, glassware and silverware.

The store has remained in this spot ever since. Items in stock include classic pieces, such as pearls and diamond studs, to mordern, unique items you won't see anywhere else. Stop in and see the stunning collection.