Our History


1958

Robert "Bob" Ramsey, Sr. opens B & J Manufacturing Jewelers in New Orleans, manufacturing fine custom jewelry for other jewelers to sell under their own name.

Bob Ramsey 1960 EDITED


1972

Bob opens Ramsey’s Jewelers in Metairie on the corner of W. Esplanade and Transcontinental.


1975

Robert Jr. joins the firm as an apprentice jeweler.


1980

Day-to-day operations are turned over to Robert, Jr. and he is soon joined by his sister, Lori.


1993

Robert and Lori move Ramsey's to its current location on Veterans.

RTR & Lori at Vets store 1993


1996

Robert, Sr. passes away, proud that his little jewelry repair shop has become an important jewelry store.


1998

Robert and Lori focus entirely on diamonds. The new sign says Ramsey's Diamond Jewelers. Worldwide diamond sourcing begins.


1999

Robert’s son Bobby joins Ramsey’s after apprenticing with important jewelry stores in Missouri and Indiana.


2012

Ramsey's is visited by a reporter from In-Store Magazine, the principal trade publication of the jewelry industry. The reporter wrote that jewelers nationwide had been telling him about Ramsey's since 1998, so he finially took a road trip to see it for himself. 


2018

Ramsey's opens the largest diamond store in Louisiana at a new location on Veterans.  

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