Our family is proud to have earned your trust and business as we provide personalized, professional service and the highest quality jewelry. We look forward to serving your family for generations to come.
It starts with Swiss immigrant John Aebischer opening his small, family-owned jewelry store in Struthers, neighboring Youngstown, in 1928 and spans four generations.
In the early 1950s, John’s son, Harold, joined the family business after serving in the military. By 1967, he assumed ownership of the store and moved it to its current location in Poland in 1976.
Today, Harold’s son, Doug, sits at his grandfather’s original workbench, preserving the family tradition of providing the same high level of craftsmanship and jewelry expertise.
And the legacy continues with Adam and Alex Aebischer joining their parents in the family business. They will continue the personalized, professional service while staying up to date with the industry.
Getting to Know Us
Doug and Karen Aebischer
Customers come to Aebischer’s as much for our people as they do for our jewelry. They like the fact that our staff doesn’t work on commission, so there’s absolutely no pressure to buy. Customers appreciate that.
“Without these wonderful people working with us, using their God-given gifts and talents, Aebischer’s would not be the same. Our most valuable asset is not all the diamonds and jewelry, it’s our dedicated staff." – Doug & Karen Aebischer
The fourth generation of the Aebischer family jewelry legacy officially began in 2009 when Adam Aebischer, son of owners Doug and Karen, joined the family business. Stemming from his passion of working with his hands and fixing things, Adam decided to give the jewelry industry a try. After repairing jewelry, working with fine timepieces and studying fine diamonds, he has developed a passion for the jewelry industry and has never looked back.
Adam has received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Youngstown State University, has his certification in bench work and gemstone setting from The New Approach School for Jewelers, and is currently pursuing his Graduate Gemologist certification from the Gemological Institute of America.
“I appreciate all things mechanical, which has fueled my passion for fine Swiss watches and the benchwork in the store. I like the relaxed atmosphere as well as the opportunity to interact with our customers, especially educating them on fine diamonds.”
Like father, like mother, like brother… Alex is proud to join his family at Aebischer’s Jewelry. With passions in art and creative expression, he holds a high respect for the quality and design of craftsmanship and personal meaning.
“It’s truly amazing recognizing the value of something as precious and intricate as jewelry. The sentimental value can be seen in the emotional connection people have with it, and that is really special. Jewelry can last a lifetime, so making a positive impact and being part of a legacy built upon the relationships of honesty, trust and integrity is a great feeling.”
Betty Jo Christy
Betty Jo spent 22 years at Stringer’s in Girard before bringing her expertise to Aebischer’s.
“I love when I see a customer’s reaction to the repairs and custom work we do for them, particularly with heirloom and keepsake pieces that they’ve entrusted us with. No one can replace the memories these pieces represent, and working on them is an honor we don’t take lightly.”
Cindy is a Mahoning Valley native who works multiple sides of the business, both serving customers and managing inventory.
“When I show a customer that perfect necklace, bracelet, or ring, their smile tells me I’ve done my job.”
Wendy has a long history of extraordinary customer service in retail.
“My role and my passion are the same: to make everyone’s visit to Aebischer’s an enjoyable one.”
“I enjoy hearing the sentimental stories of jewelry, making each piece even more beautiful than visibly seen."