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The beginning of Detroit’s most trusted and respected jeweler began 85 years ago when Orin J. Mazzoni, Sr. opened his first store in Weirton, West Virginia in 1933. A watchmaker by trade, he devoted his younger years to building his reputation as a fine craftsmen, dedicated to quality work and superior service at a fair price. 85 years later, that reputation has carried over to Detroit, Michigan, becoming known as one of Detroit’s finest jewelry stores.
In 1953, Orin and his wife Mary moved their family to Garden City, Michigan and opened Orin Jewelers. In the early years, the Mazzoni family lived right above the store and learned the family business from the “Bottom Up!” In 1965, the Mazzoni family moved to our current location just across the street, the Folker Building, which was originally a National Bank of Detroit and, later, Garden City’s City Hall. Our second showroom in Downtown Northville opened in 1983. Orin’s is celebrating over 30 years of business at the corner of Main Street and Center.
When Orin Sr. retired in 1969, Orin Jr. took over as president and CEO. Orin Jr.’s goal was to continue the same family traditions and ideals that were so important to his parents in serving the Metro Detroit Area. A family oriented atmosphere where people feel comfortable and welcome has been a mainstay ever since.
With the lifelong background in jewelry, Orin Jr. became a Graduate Gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America in 1977, which proved his love of gems and jewelry and desire to give his customers the highest knowledge possible when selecting a fine piece of jewelry. In 2014, Orin’s daughter Antoinette joined the family business. She is currently studying for her Graduate Diamond certification through Gemological Institute of America’s distance education program. This has truly given Orin Jewelers of Garden City and Northville the rare opportunity to call themselves a “third generation family business.”
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The mission of the Small Business Community is to promote a vibrant and growing small business community, support education that will preserve and extend the future of small business and use our gifts within the small business community to serve others for the betterment of our world.
The Small Business Community vision is to enthusiastically advance small businesses in three key areas:
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