America’s 10 Oldest Jewelers: Kuhn’s Jewelers

Kuhn’s Jewelers Since 1853 107 W. Main St. Salisbury, Md. 410-742-3256 The high-end boutique Kuhn’s Jewelers, in Salisbury, Md., was originally called Fischer’s when it was established in 1853. John A. Kuhn bought the business in 1923, and brought a name change with it. Kuhn’s son-in-law, the late John R. “Diamond Jack” Purnell, took over the store in 1953 and his daughter, Susan, became the store’s co-owner in 1995. Purnell (along with her son Ben Bowne, director of marketing and sales) shares some secrets with JCK.   "A Kuhn’s box means something to our customers.” —Susan Purnell Love your customers.  “Since 9/11 and the death of my dad shortly thereafter, I have realized we just don’t know what will happen today or tomorrow. While we’re here, we need to take every opportunity to love one another. I believe if we really love o

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