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After 75 years, Denig Jewelers celebrates a sparkling reputation
Though 75 years has passed since Denig Jewelers first began serving the central Ohio community, at its core, the jeweler remains the same.
Three generations have since operated the business since Fred Denig first opened his jewelry shop in 1947. The business now sits at 677 High St., a few doors away from its original location. But the Denigs continue to carry on the legacy of integrity, excellent customer service, and expertise that the business has become known for over decades.
Scott Denig, who co-owns the business with spouse Stephanie Denig, said his grandfather, Fred, and his father, Jack, worked for a lifetime to establish a stellar reputation.
“My dad was a very good teacher,” Scott said. “I try to carry on his ways.”
Scott began working for the family business beginning in the ninth grade, when he would work afternoons after school. He started working on the shop floor, and realized a love for working with people.
“I’ve been at it all my life,” he said.
After working with customers, Scott started learning goldsmithing and silversmithing. He is a resident graduate gemologist and is certified by the American Gem Society, and skilled at jewelry appraisal.
In addition to offering custom work, appraisal, and jewelry and watch repair, Denig offers a stunning variety of fine jewelry at various price points, including watches, engagement rings, colored stone, sterling silver, pearls, and more. The shop also offers designer items from Lika Behar, Mastoloni, Simon G., Gumuchian, Kit Heath, E.L. Designs by Ed Levin, Zeghani, and Tissot. Denig also offers estate pieces.
Pieces for every season will be on display during the shop’s annual May sale event, where customers can shop for gifts for graduations, Mother’s Day, baptisms, weddings, and more.
The business has amassed a large following by word of mouth from the central Ohio area, as well as customers across the country on the east and west coasts.
“We try to help our customers in any way we can,” Scott said.
Denig is also known for their custom work.
Stephanie said she often hears phenomenal stories from dedicated customers when she’s out and about. Once, while voting at her local precinct, Stephanie met a presiding judge who excitedly showed her a custom ring that she said Jack Denig had made for her.
“She was just so proud of her ring,” Stephanie said.
While Denig has attracted families with generations of dedicated customers, the jeweler’s longevity is owed to family members who remain committed to quality customer service. Four generations of Denigs have now worked at the jeweler. Scott and Stephanie took over the business in 2011, and their daughter and son, Raleigh and Clay, now work at the shop as well.
Like his father did before him, Clay is an apprentice in gold- and silversmithing, and he’s pursuing a gemology certification. He spends most of his time on the floor with sales—he especially enjoys discussing custom work with customers.
“I’m very thankful that I’m here to be able to do this,” he said.
To learn more, visit denigjewelers.net