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Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow In 1945, Merril Moses graduated from high school in the midst of World War II and immediately joined the Navy. After serving, he returned to his hometown to decide on a career. Using funds provided by the GI Bill, he attended West Penn Horological School of Watchmaking in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated in 1948. In 1949, in a small store no larger than 12 X 15 feet, Merril began in the jewelry business as a watchmaker in Lyndora, Pennsylvania. With the commitment to provide customers with quality, value, personal service and trust, a strong foundation was laid; and Merril's business prospered. In 1968, after 19 years in such a cramped space, Merril made the decision to move Moses Jewelers to downtown Butler at 115 West Cunningham Street. After that relocation, the business really exploded! Merril's wife, Jane, and all of their six children worked in the business at one time or another. Larry, Merril and Jane’s oldest son, grew up helping his father with Moses Jewelers. After graduating from high school, he attended and graduated from The Joseph Bulova School of Watchmaking in New York City in 1972. When it comes to service, Larry's customers know he will always go the extra mile or ten! "Whatever it takes", says Larry. "That's what I'm here for...and I've been here a long time, all my life really!” In 2012, Larry will celebrate his 40th year in the business. In 1981, Moses Jewelers opened a second store in the newly constructed Clearview Mall just north of downtown Butler. Today, that store continues to grow and serve a new generation of customers. We’ve incorporated new trends, such as Chamilia beads, alongside the timeless traditions of exceptional, unique diamond and colored gemstone jewelry and watches. And, on most days, you will still find Merril there as well. It’s been over 67 years since he founded Moses Jewelers, yet he remains an active member of the team! Tim, Merril and Jane’s youngest son, started in the business in 1986 after graduating first from The Pennsylvania State University and then from The Gemological Institute of America where he earned a Graduate Gemologist degree. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the business, hand selects and grades diamonds and other gems, and searches to find sources for many custom jewelry requests. "I guess everybody around here thinks I'm the serious one, at least that's what I hear. I admit, I do have high expectations and expect a lot from everyone. But that is what our customers deserve, the very best each of us has to offer!" Always searching for new innovative ideas, in 1995, Merril, Larry, and Tim decided to purchase and refurbish an original standing street clock designed by Rolex in 1928 for a prominent jeweler in Washington, DC. Located only five blocks from the White House, it kept U.S. presidents and dignitaries on time for over 27 years! There was quite a celebration on Cunningham Street as they unveiled it that October. 2008 brought another new addition to the Moses family of jewelry stores. Never resistant to change and always looking to the future, Merril fully supported his sons’ decision to expand beyond Butler. Located on Route 228 next to the restaurant, TABLE 86 by HINES WARD, in Seven Fields, PA, this new store has provided Moses Jewelers with a fresh opportunity to serve southern Butler County with the same excellent quality, value, and professional service that have always been the cornerstones of Merril and his sons’ business. It promises to be THE Destination for the region’s fine jewelry shoppers! Alongside this new venture came the closing of the Cunningham Street store in downtown Butler. Our history is a rich one; our future is bright! Everyone at Moses Jewelers loves to help our customers add extra sparkle to life’s most treasured occasions. From that first special gift for a teen to the long-anticipated engagement ring to the milestone anniversary years down the road (and EVERYTHING in between), we are here for you! Browse our galleries, visit our stores, Blog with us, join us on Facebook and Twitter, call or email us anytime; we are here to build relationships! 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After serving, he returned to his hometown to decide on a career. Using funds provided by the GI Bill, he attended West Penn Horological School of Watchmaking in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated in 1948. In 1949, in a small store no larger than 12 X 15 feet, Merril began in the jewelry business as a watchmaker in Lyndora, Pennsylvania. With the commitment to provide customers with quality, value, personal service and trust, a strong foundation was laid; and Merril's business prospered. In 1968, after 19 years in such a cramped space, Merril made the decision to move Moses Jewelers to downtown Butler at 115 West Cunningham Street. After that relocation, the business really exploded! Merril's wife, Jane, and all of their six children worked in the business at one time or another. Larry, Merril and Jane’s oldest son, grew up helping his father with Moses Jewelers. After graduating from high school, he attended and graduated from The Joseph Bulova School of Watchmaking in New York City in 1972. When it comes to service, Larry's customers know he will always go the extra mile or ten! "Whatever it takes", says Larry. "That's what I'm here for...and I've been here a long time, all my life really!” In 2012, Larry will celebrate his 40th year in the business. In 1981, Moses Jewelers opened a second store in the newly constructed Clearview Mall just north of downtown Butler. Today, that store continues to grow and serve a new generation of customers. We’ve incorporated new trends, such as Chamilia beads, alongside the timeless traditions of exceptional, unique diamond and colored gemstone jewelry and watches. And, on most days, you will still find Merril there as well. It’s been over 67 years since he founded Moses Jewelers, yet he remains an active member of the team! Tim, Merril and Jane’s youngest son, started in the business in 1986 after graduating first from The Pennsylvania State University and then from The Gemological Institute of America where he earned a Graduate Gemologist degree. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the business, hand selects and grades diamonds and other gems, and searches to find sources for many custom jewelry requests. "I guess everybody around here thinks I'm the serious one, at least that's what I hear. I admit, I do have high expectations and expect a lot from everyone. But that is what our customers deserve, the very best each of us has to offer!" Always searching for new innovative ideas, in 1995, Merril, Larry, and Tim decided to purchase and refurbish an original standing street clock designed by Rolex in 1928 for a prominent jeweler in Washington, DC. Located only five blocks from the White House, it kept U.S. presidents and dignitaries on time for over 27 years! There was quite a celebration on Cunningham Street as they unveiled it that October. 2008 brought another new addition to the Moses family of jewelry stores. Never resistant to change and always looking to the future, Merril fully supported his sons’ decision to expand beyond Butler. Located on Route 228 next to the restaurant, TABLE 86 by HINES WARD, in Seven Fields, PA, this new store has provided Moses Jewelers with a fresh opportunity to serve southern Butler County with the same excellent quality, value, and professional service that have always been the cornerstones of Merril and his sons’ business. It promises to be THE Destination for the region’s fine jewelry shoppers! Alongside this new venture came the closing of the Cunningham Street store in downtown Butler. Our history is a rich one; our future is bright! Everyone at Moses Jewelers loves to help our customers add extra sparkle to life’s most treasured occasions. From that first special gift for a teen to the long-anticipated engagement ring to the milestone anniversary years down the road (and EVERYTHING in between), we are here for you! Browse our galleries, visit our stores, Blog with us, join us on Facebook and Twitter, call or email us anytime; we are here to build relationships! 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Using funds provided by the GI Bill, he attended West Penn Horological School of Watchmaking in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated in 1948. In 1949, in a small store no larger than 12 X 15 feet, Merril began in the jewelry business as a watchmaker in Lyndora, Pennsylvania. With the commitment to provide customers with quality, value, personal service and trust, a strong foundation was laid; and Merril's business prospered. In 1968, after 19 years in such a cramped space, Merril made the decision to move Moses Jewelers to downtown Butler at 115 West Cunningham Street. After that relocation, the business really exploded! Merril's wife, Jane, and all of their six children worked in the business at one time or another. Larry, Merril and Jane’s oldest son, grew up helping his father with Moses Jewelers. After graduating from high school, he attended and graduated from The Joseph Bulova School of Watchmaking in New York City in 1972. When it comes to service, Larry's customers know he will always go the extra mile or ten! "Whatever it takes", says Larry. "That's what I'm here for...and I've been here a long time, all my life really!” In 2012, Larry will celebrate his 40th year in the business. In 1981, Moses Jewelers opened a second store in the newly constructed Clearview Mall just north of downtown Butler. Today, that store continues to grow and serve a new generation of customers. We’ve incorporated new trends, such as Chamilia beads, alongside the timeless traditions of exceptional, unique diamond and colored gemstone jewelry and watches. And, on most days, you will still find Merril there as well. It’s been over 67 years since he founded Moses Jewelers, yet he remains an active member of the team! Tim, Merril and Jane’s youngest son, started in the business in 1986 after graduating first from The Pennsylvania State University and then from The Gemological Institute of America where he earned a Graduate Gemologist degree. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the business, hand selects and grades diamonds and other gems, and searches to find sources for many custom jewelry requests. "I guess everybody around here thinks I'm the serious one, at least that's what I hear. I admit, I do have high expectations and expect a lot from everyone. But that is what our customers deserve, the very best each of us has to offer!" Always searching for new innovative ideas, in 1995, Merril, Larry, and Tim decided to purchase and refurbish an original standing street clock designed by Rolex in 1928 for a prominent jeweler in Washington, DC. Located only five blocks from the White House, it kept U.S. presidents and dignitaries on time for over 27 years! There was quite a celebration on Cunningham Street as they unveiled it that October. 2008 brought another new addition to the Moses family of jewelry stores. Never resistant to change and always looking to the future, Merril fully supported his sons’ decision to expand beyond Butler. Located on Route 228 next to the restaurant, TABLE 86 by HINES WARD, in Seven Fields, PA, this new store has provided Moses Jewelers with a fresh opportunity to serve southern Butler County with the same excellent quality, value, and professional service that have always been the cornerstones of Merril and his sons’ business. It promises to be THE Destination for the region’s fine jewelry shoppers! Alongside this new venture came the closing of the Cunningham Street store in downtown Butler. Our history is a rich one; our future is bright! Everyone at Moses Jewelers loves to help our customers add extra sparkle to life’s most treasured occasions. From that first special gift for a teen to the long-anticipated engagement ring to the milestone anniversary years down the road (and EVERYTHING in between), we are here for you! Browse our galleries, visit our stores, Blog with us, join us on Facebook and Twitter, call or email us anytime; we are here to build relationships! 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History

Moses Jewelers… Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

In 1945, Merril Moses graduated from high school in the midst of World War II and immediately joined the Navy. After serving, he returned to his hometown to decide on a career. Using funds provided by the GI Bill, he attended West Penn Horological School of Watchmaking in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated in 1948. In 1949, in a small store no larger than 12 X 15 feet, Merril began in the jewelry business as a watchmaker in Lyndora, Pennsylvania. With the commitment to provide customers with quality, value, personal service and trust, a strong foundation was laid; and Merril’s business prospered.

In 1968, after 19 years in such a cramped space, Merril made the decision to move Moses Jewelers to downtown Butler at 115 West Cunningham Street. After that relocation, the business really exploded!

Merril’s wife, Jane, and all of their six children worked in the business at one time or another.

Larry, Merril and Jane’s oldest son, grew up helping his father with Moses Jewelers. After graduating from high school, he attended and graduated from The Joseph Bulova School of Watchmaking in New York City in 1972. When it comes to service, Larry’s customers know he will always go the extra mile or ten! “Whatever it takes”, says Larry. “That’s what I’m here for…and I’ve been here a long time, all my life really!” In 2012, Larry will celebrate his 40th year in the business.

In 1981, Moses Jewelers opened a second store in the newly constructed Clearview Mall just north of downtown Butler. Today, that store continues to grow and serve a new generation of customers. We’ve incorporated new trends, such as Chamilia beads, alongside the timeless traditions of exceptional, unique diamond and colored gemstone jewelry and watches. And, on most days, you will still find Merril there as well. It’s been over 67 years since he founded Moses Jewelers, yet he remains an active member of the team!

Tim, Merril and Jane’s youngest son, started in the business in 1986 after graduating first from The Pennsylvania State University and then from The Gemological Institute of America where he earned a Graduate Gemologist degree. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the business, hand selects and grades diamonds and other gems, and searches to find sources for many custom jewelry requests. “I guess everybody around here thinks I’m the serious one, at least that’s what I hear. I admit, I do have high expectations and expect a lot from everyone. But that is what our customers deserve, the very best each of us has to offer!”

Always searching for new innovative ideas, in 1995, Merril, Larry, and Tim decided to purchase and refurbish an original standing street clock designed by Rolex in 1928 for a prominent jeweler in Washington, DC. Located only five blocks from the White House, it kept U.S. presidents and dignitaries on time for over 27 years! There was quite a celebration on Cunningham Street as they unveiled it that October.

2008 brought another new addition to the Moses family of jewelry stores. Never resistant to change and always looking to the future, Merril fully supported his sons’ decision to expand beyond Butler. Located on Route 228 next to the restaurant, TABLE 86 by HINES WARD, in Seven Fields, PA, this new store has provided Moses Jewelers with a fresh opportunity to serve southern Butler County with the same excellent quality, value, and professional service that have always been the cornerstones of Merril and his sons’ business. It promises to be THE Destination for the region’s fine jewelry shoppers! Alongside this new venture came the closing of the Cunningham Street store in downtown Butler.

Our history is a rich one; our future is bright! Everyone at Moses Jewelers loves to help our customers add extra sparkle to life’s most treasured occasions. From that first special gift for a teen to the long-anticipated engagement ring to the milestone anniversary years down the road (and EVERYTHING in between), we are here for you! Browse our galleries, visit our stores, Blog with us, join us on Facebook and Twitter, call or email us anytime; we are here to build relationships!

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