Blohm Jewelers was established by Walter N. Blohm. A veteran jeweler of 20 years, Walter left Muscoda, Wisconsin to head West. He settled in Elko, Nevada in 1941. In 1947 his son, Ted, took an active interest in the family business and eventually purchased the store from his father in 1963. A dedicated jewelers for over 67 years, Walter Blohm remained active in the store until the age of 90. He passed away in 1988.
Shortly after joining his father, Ted realized that gemology was his passion. He graduated from the Bradley Tech school for watchmakers in Illinois and received his degree in gemology from the prestigious Gemological Institute of America in 1954. He has held the prestigious title of Certified Gemologist of the American Gem Society for the past 60 years. His wife, Lina, holds the title of Registered Jeweler of the AGS and is currently working toward her Graduate Gemology degree. Ted’s daughter, Deborah, is a Graduate Gemologist and jewelry designer in Los Angeles, CA. Ted and Lina also have daughters, Nicole, an attorney in Los Angeles and Kristina, a doctor in Scottsdale, AZ, and grandchildren, Cameron, Harrison, Sofia, Aspen and Andrew.
Optimistic goals, hard work and successful business skills allowed the Blohm family to celebrate the grand opening of their new store in 1974. The new store spanned 3,100 square feet, over twice the floor space of the original store. Blohm Jewelers has been a successful single store family operation for more than half a century. With a broad area and a diverse population, the fine jewelry firm caters to local clientele as well as tourists. Due to the architectural structure of the building, Blohm Jewelers has made several sales to curious travelers. The store’s most interesting features include columns of rock, lava rock walls and cedar beams.
A member of the American Gem Society since 1952, Blohm credits AGS with helping him to prosper in his community as well as in his personal knowledge. According to Ted, “Belonging to AGS has helped to give me guidelines that I perhaps would not have been aware of.” Ted Blohm has always felt that education, strong ethical standards and good customer service are the most important attributes a jeweler can possess. When asked the secret to success, Ted replied, “I think we are successful because we have a desire to please the customer. We offer good quality products, good quality service and fair prices. Our customers have confidence in our honesty and integrity, and that is what matters the most!”
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