America’s 10 Oldest Jewelers: Bromberg’s

Bromberg’s Since 1836  2800 Cahaba Road Mountain Brook, Ala. 205-871-3276 “We were founded in 1836, which makes us 179 years old,” boasts Bromberg’s president Ricky Bromberg, the sixth generation of Brombergs to run the business. From its original location in Mobile, Ala., the jeweler spawned a second outpost in Birmingham in 1900. “My great-grandfather saw moving to Birmingham as an opportunity—it was a boomtown, a fast-growing city,” Bromberg says. The original Mobile location closed in 1915, while Birmingham added a second location in 1959. Today, the business is the only American Gem Society–member store in Birmingham, and its two stores are destinations for fine and custom jewelry, watches, and giftware. But don’t underestimate the role good fortune has played in the history of Bromberg’s. “Each generation had a son,” Bromberg says. “

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