According to Richard Eiseman, Jr. the name on the front of the business should mean something. And when it’s your name, it’s a pretty awesome responsibility. Yet as Dallas’ premier jeweler celebrates its 51st anniversary in NorthPark Center, Richard is absolutely up for the challenge.
"Successful businesses are about relationships built on value, ethics, quality and expertise. Those are the things that create the whole package."
It was over 50 years ago that Richard’s father, Richard D. Eiseman Sr., known to most as Dick, purchased a pair of pave diamond earrings for his new jewelry salon with his wife Louise by his side. Concerned that the earrings might not sell because of their price, Louise quickly realized that her husband’s taste, eye for quality and business sense would be the foundation for one of the most successful family-owned businesses in the city.
A true-to-life family success story, Richard Sr. opened his first store in 1963 at Titche-Goettinger in downtown Dallas before moving to Frost Bros. at NorthPark in 1980. Son Richard, Jr. has been part of the legacy for most of its history, first earning his allowance stacking watch boxes, then helping behind the counter. After graduating from Greenhill and Claremont College in California, and earning a graduate degree from the Gemological Institute of America, father and son worked side-by-side until the elder Mr. Eiseman passed away from Parkinson’s disease in 1996.
"One thing hasn’t changed, and that’s our commitment to providing the very highest level of service, quality and expertise,” says Richard Jr. The Eiseman family’s dedication to philanthropic causes also dates back to its early roots. “We use our business as a way to give back to the community. To play a lead in supporting charities and the arts, inspiring others to invest in our next generation in Dallas."