Dorfman Jewelers Will Close



The store, the slogan of which is “like no other jeweler,” was founded in 1941

Dorfman Jewelers, a renowned 75-year-old Boston jeweler specializing in high-end designer pieces, is going out of business.

“We loved being part of Boston, its tradition, character, and charm,” said a farewell letter posted to its Facebook page, signed by co-owners Jonathan Dorfman and Douglas Dorfman. “But times change. And so we made the decision to close the store and concentrate on other interests and business activities.”

The store, the slogan of which was “like no other jeweler,” is holding a going-out-of-business sale with 20 to 50 percent off its inventory.

“This is no small event,” the letter says. “At the risk of immodesty, the jewelry in our store is widely considered to be among the finest collections in the world.”

The store was founded in 1941 and moved to its current 24 Newbury Street location in 1967.

In October 2015, the store scored a publicity coup by displaying a Fabergé egg. In 2013 and 2014, it won Boston magazine’s Best of Boston poll for best fine jewelry.

Neither Jonathan Dorfman nor Douglas Dorfman returned a phone call from JCK.

(Photo courtesy of Dorfman Jewelers)

JCK News Director