Favorite Spot: Jewelers’ Row
Neighborhood: Diamond District
I am: Richie Goldberg, Third Generation Jeweler and President of Safian & Rudolph Jewelers
Years in Philly: Born and Raised
Current Home: Society Hill
My Love Note:
Dear Jewelers’ Row,
In this historic section of Philadelphia, one block from Independence Hall and the founding of our country, you are home to hundreds of independent jewelers and jewelry-related stores. Strolling down your brick-paved street, endlessly gazing into window displays – each more dazzling than the next – always clears my mind. All the way back in 1851, you first established yourself and still stand strong as the nation’s oldest diamond district. For so long, you’ve unconditionally provided the community with an unlimited selection of diamonds, precious gemstones, gold, platinum and so much more.
While you originally were only open to the trade, you eventually opened up your arms to all, allowing Jewelers’ Row to became the beehive of activity it is today. You are one of the most precious and creative communities in Philadelphia and I feel privileged to have grown up with you.
While our love is strong let’s not forget the countless number of lovebirds who have also started lives together all with a single ring from one of your shops. Tucked deep in the heart of Philadelphia you will forever remain. Thank you for always adding a little sparkle to my day.