In 1953 Howard Unger bought an assortment of fashion jewelry from a supplier in Chicago. From this first purchase, Howard’s Jewelry, Inc. was born. Richard and Peggy Fox bought Howard’s in 1981 from Peggy’s father. With the same hard work and dedication inspired by Howard, Richard and Peggy have grown the business into three generation family owned and nationally recognized wholesale distributor of fashion jewelry and accessories it is today.
As Dick, Peggy and their son David search the fashion capitals of the world for inspiration and to carefully watch the fashion market trends, they seek out the newest colors and designs for each seasons introductions. While working with designers and factories, each piece of jewelry is hand selected for its style and color giving our customers beautifully designed jewelry at affordable prices.
Not only is the jewelry style and color important to Dick, Peggy and David, but also its safety. Each piece of jewelry is randomly tested in-house for lead and cadmium compliance. Howard’s Jewelry is very involved in the Fashion Jewelry Trade Association working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission who set standards for safe metals in jewelry.
Howard’s Jewelry has seen many changes over the past 62 years, but its mission to offer our customers quality jewelry and accessories at affordable prices will remain the same for generations to come