ZANESVILLE, Ohio – A Zanesville business that focuses on service and family is celebrating a milestone this week. Pugh’s Diamond Jewelers has been in business for 70 years; having originally been opened in 1949 by Vernon Pugh.
Owner Patrick Pugh says his father had a vision for the business from the beginning.
“He was a watchmaker by trade; back then if you were a watchmaker then the natural segue was jewelry. So, he became a jeweler and my mother and he opened the store with 500 dollars in their pocket. And their vision was just to start the business and start a family in Zanesville; and go from there.”
When looking back upon 70 years of business, Pugh says that service remains at the heart of Pugh’s Diamond Jewelers.
“Well, service is going to be number one; we’re big on service. We have many in-store services and we take care of people; and we want to make people happy and one hundred percent satisfied. So, that’s the core of what we do.”
In-store specials are available this week in honor of the 70th Anniversary Celebration.