In the late 1930’s, two young men in search of work set up a jewelry store in the only town in the state with a payroll: Coulee City.
When the workers left, the two moved to downtown Tacoma and in 1941, LeRoy Jewelers was born. In 1942, Hazel Farber joined the business and in addition to becoming a legend amongst downtown merchants, guided the store toward gemstones and custom design.
When Irving Farber died in 1965, just as downtown retailers were flocking to the new Tacoma Mall, Mrs. Farber dug in her spiked heels and, despite various dire predictions about "that blonde dame on Broadway," outlasted all her doubters. She retired in 2004, and it is thanks to her vision that we have become a destination for unusual and one-of-a-kind gemstones and jewelry, as well as award-winning custom design.
Steph Farber joined the family business as jeweler and designer in 1973 and has been helping customers tell their stories in sparkling gems and precious metal ever since. LeRoy Jewelers—and the generations of Farbers who built and run it—have spent the past 75 years making jewelry that your grandchildren will fight over.