Henne Jewelers began as a vision, dreamt and made a reality by Rudolph J. Henne. He and his wife, Margaret, made a $5 down payment on a building located at 6018 Centre Ave. in the East Liberty section of Pittsburgh. And so began Henne Jewelers’ rich history of quality jewelry, customer experience, and service to the community.
Henne began selling and repairing watches for the railroad industry – a critical part of the pre-Industrial Revolution American economy. Henne Jewelers also served as an optician, which was common practice at the time.
The business has evolved and grown over the past 130 years. Henne Jewelers survived two World Wars and the Great Depression, the rise and fall of the Steel Industry in Pittsburgh, and the region’s revival as an emerging tech hub thanks to more than a dozen colleges, universities and nationally-ranked healthcare systems.