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The History of Berges Jewelry Design Located Colorado Springs, Colorado

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The Berges family has been serving Colorado Springs since 1973. We are the oldest independently owned and operated full-service fine jewelry store in Colorado Springs.

Originally we operated under the name 'Southgate Diamond Jewelers' which opened its doors in 1963.

In 1973 the Berges family bought Southgate Diamond Jewelers.
Gail Berges got his start in the jewelry industry after World War II, he used a GI Bill to become a certified horologist (watchmaker/watch repairman). After working in the trade for several years, he started his own store in Denver, Colorado and after several years he moved to Rawlins, Wyoming and opened a retail full-service jewelry store that was operated by himself and wife, Lillian. In 1973, they moved to Colorado Springs and bought Southgate Diamond Jewelers, which was located in the Southgate Shopping Center.

On January 1, 1974, Brad and Carol Berges moved to Colorado Springs and began working for Brad's parents. Brad was trained to be a goldsmith and Carol started in jewelry sales. It didn't take long before Brad and Carol started working with custom designs and became skilled in 'lost wax' techniques. Carol still creates designs from hand carving each custom piece of jewelry whether it is a ring, pendant, or bracelet.
Brad and Carol bought the jewelry store from his parents on April 1, 1985. In the early 1990's they changed the name of the business to Berges Jewelry Design and in 2001, the business was moved into the Southern Cross Shopping Center.

On August 6, 1992, Carol Berges became a graduate gemologist through the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Both of our daughters have worked for the family business. Vanessa became Colorado Springs youngest Graduate Gemologist (GIA). She now lives in Raleigh, NC and worked several years for her husband's family owned jewelry store. She is currently enjoying her full time mommy position. Amanda is also a full time mommy but from time will come in and help out at the store for special events. We take pride in serving the Colorado Springs area with our professional and experienced trained staff with quality made jewelry, expert repair, and Carol's favorite custom design services.

We enjoy bringing out the creativity in our customers. At Berges Jewelry Design we offer unique jewelry at affordable prices.