J.J. Freeman opened a jewelry store in downtown Toledo. Soon the store earned a reputation for excellence, both for its selection of merchandise and its commitment to customer service, a reputation that the employees of Broer Freeman work every day to maintain. About fifty years later, in 1929, W.F. Broer bought out his former business associate, and the store remained in his family for more than 60 years. In 1977, the store’s 100 year anniversary was celebrated. Seven years later, Broer-Freeman moved to its current location in Toledo’s Ottawa Hills shopping center, located conveniently at the corner of Talmadge Road and Central Avenue. Shortly after the move, David Cameron, a former manager with acclaimed jeweler Bailey, Banks and Biddle, joined Broer-Freeman as their new vice president. After serving that post for more than a decade, Cameron purchased Broer-Freeman. Since that time, he has endeavored to honor the store’s long-standing tradition of superior service and quality dedication, and he has succeeded.
Broer-Freeman isn’t your average jewelry store. Our selection is remarkable, including products by designers and manufacturers like Reed & Barton, A. Jaffe, Gottlieb & Sons, Mastoloni and B.A. Ballou, guaranteeing that any product you purchase from us will be of the utmost quality. We also offer custom design services, meaning that if you don’t see the piece you’re looking for when you visit our store we can almost certainly make it for you. Whether you want a piece crafted based on a previously-existing design or for it to be an entirely personal creation based upon your unique tastes, Broer-Freeman can help. In addition, we also offer a number of repair services. Apart from re-sizing rings and restoring damaged jewelry, we can also repair antiques and chipped crystal, to name just a few potential options available to every one of our customers. We also offer appraisals for insurance claims and/or estate collection valuations. No matter what you need from us, our GIA-certified staff has the knowledge, experience and dedication necessary to provide you with precisely what you require.
The quality and range of the services offered by Broer-Freeman speak to our experience with, and knowledge of, jewelry of all kinds. It is this experience and knowledge that has allowed our company to thrive for more than 140 years. Whether you need to purchase, repair, alter or appraise a piece of jewelry, you can trust Broer-Freeman.