About Us

History

In 1889 J.A. Rummele established Rummele's Jewelry in downtown Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He soon developed a reputation for quality and integrity. Henry Spiegel, a lawyer from Chicago, purchased Rummele's in 1946. He continued the fine reputation of Rummele by becoming a Registered Jeweler with the American Gem Society (AGS). Mr Spiegel and his wife, Etha continued to operate the store for the next twenty years. In 1973 Mr. Spiegel retired and sold Rummele's to Jack Westerhof, manager of a jewelry store in Chicago. Mr. Westerhof also became a Registered Jeweler with AGS. In addition to this, he was certified in Diamond Grading through the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). He and his wife Carol continued the high quality of customer service and goods for the next twenty years.

David Pahmeier, a Manitowoc County native, was employed by Rummele's in 1982. Three years later he married Julie, the eldest child of Jack and Carol Westerhof. David continued to work along side Jack until the year 2000 when Jack and Carol retired and sold Rummele's to he and his wife Julie. Both Dave and Julie are Registered Jewelers with AGS and are certified Diamond Grading through GIA. David & Julie also have children involved in the business, continuing in GIA education and upholding the tradition of helping customers find a unique piece of quality jewelry they can cherish for a lifetime.


Rummele's "Worry Free" Guarantee

At Rummele’s, we believe your fine jewelry purchase should be fun and easy! We also want you to wear your new jewelry with confidence and that’s why we offer our signature “Worry Free” Guarantee.

For any new jewelry set in gold or platinum, Rummele’s guarantees it against defect for LIFE. If you ever have a problem with the setting or stones, including center stones, the item will be repaired or replaced at no charge to you. Choose Rummele’s with your next jewelry purchase and you won’t have to worry, because we’ve got you covered.

  • To sustain the longevity of your fine jewelry we strongly recommend having your items cleaned and checked by our experienced jewelers at least once a year.
  • Warranty does not cover damage resulting from lack of care, accident, or normal wear and tear.
  • We also strongly recommend jewelry insurance in the unfortunate event your items are ever lost or stolen.

Quality

Since 1889, Rummele's has developed a reputation of delivering customers with quality products. This quality, paired with great service, offers our customers a great value for their money. We only deal with the finest manufacturers that align with our high standards of workmanship. At Rummele's, we also inspect every piece of jewelry to make sure it follows our strict standards of quality control. When making a jewelry purchase from Rummele's, you will see the quality standards we uphold and can appreciate the difference quality makes.


Customer Satisfaction

As a local, family owned business, we pride ourselves in giving individual and personalized care to all of our customers. We are here to help you find a quality piece of jewelry you can cherish forever, and we back it up with the lifetime service you would expect from a trusted jeweler. We pride ourselves in customer satisfaction and if at any time you are not happy with your Rummele's purchase, we will do all that we can to get you into something you will love.


Staff

Our staff at Rummele's shares in the passion of the jewelry industry. We are enthusiastic about helping provide our customers with a fine piece of jewelry they can adore for life! Whether it is a watch for graduation, a charm for your bracelet, or an engagement ring to start a new chapter of life, our staff at Rummele's is eager to help you find the perfect gift!

From Left: Amanda Brixius (Sales), Sara Tuma (Sales), Greg Schappe (Goldsmith), Laura Cha (Sales), Steve Pahmeier (Manager), Jenni Pahmeier (Sales), Julie Pahmeier (Vice President), David Pahmeier (President)

 
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