Beginning in 1868
Walter Bauman Jewelers traces its beginning to 1868, when Walter O. Bauman’s grandfather started a wholesale watch and jewelry business in Pittsburgh, PA. Shortly thereafter, the business moved to New York City following a growing demand for fine jewelry and timepieces. In 1935, Walter O. Bauman was happy to accept his grandfather’s invitation to join him in the expanding wholesale business.
First Store in West Orange
Walter Bauman & Team with John Gambling
After years of requests from the public, Walter O. Bauman decided to open a retail store. In 1960, he found the perfect location at 653 Eagle Rock Avenue in West Orange, New Jersey, where the flagship store can be found today. His idea was to offer the public the same low prices other retailers were paying for merchandise. Combined with unmatched selection and service, the West Orange store soon became well-known for having the best deals on fine jewelry and giftware.
In the 1970’s, Walter Bauman Jewelers began its involvement with Estate and Antique jewelry. By paying the highest prices for any gold or diamond jewelry and watches, they have built a spectacular collection, including many one-of-a-kind pieces. In that regard, Walter Bauman Jewelers has worked hard for the past 40 years to make itself one of America’s great dealers in purchasing and selling vintage jewelry.
Walter Bauman Jewelers is currently run by Walter and Russell Bauman, grandchildren of the founding Walter O. Bauman, in addition to a group of talented and dedicated managers, experts and sales consultants. To better serve its customers, Walter Bauman Jewelers has made it policy to have at least one trained gemologist or diamond expert, as well as a jewelry craftsperson, at each of its locations. At the present time, Walter Bauman Jewelers has ten graduates of the Gemological Institute of America on staff. In addition, Walter Bauman Jewelers is one of the most reputable gold buyers in New Jersey. Out of 50 gold buyers statewide, Walter Bauman Jewelers was the only gold buyer to be without violations.
Currently, Walter Bauman Jewelers West Orange is expanding. We are expanding our sales floor, allowing us to build on our already impressive estate jewelry collection and offer more one-of-a-kind and designer pieces that our customers are accustomed to finding in our estate cases.
In addition to our fine jewelry selection, Kerry’s Corner is making its debut this holiday season! Kerry’s Corner, located within our West Orange store, specializes in fashion jewelry, and offers a wide selection of fun, statement and trendy jewelry to complete any outfit at a lower price point.
Our new bridal boutique is coming soon to provide customers with a more private-viewing and personalized experience and allow for one-on-one appointments with our expert jewelers and designers for custom orders.
We are adding more jewelers and more watchmakers to help meet our customers ever-growing demand for custom-design jewelry and jewelry maintenance and repairs.
We are adding More for You so we can Grow as Your Personal Jeweler.