America’s 10 Oldest Jewelers: Shreve & Co.



Shreve & Co.  Since 1852  117 Post St. San Francisco 415-421-2600 shreve.com Established in San Francisco in 1852 by George Coates Shreve and his nephew, Samuel S. Shreve, Shreve & Co. is just two years younger than the state of California. The firm moved into its historic location at 200 Post St., near Union Square, one month before the earthquake of 1906 and remained there until August 2015, when the jeweler was forced to vacate to make way for Harry Winston. Throughout the turmoil, co-owner Lane Schiffman, vice president of Schiffman’s in Greensboro, N.C., which acquired Shreve & Co. in 1992, has kept a positive attitude. “We are so ready to move forward and build something really special,” he says. The company, which also boasts stores in Palo Alto, Calif., and Portland, Ore., is operating out of a transitional space at 117 Post St. until mid-2016, when Sh
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