NEW BRITAIN - For more than seven decades, Polumboâ€™s Jewelers has offered customers quality jewelry and the type of personalized service at their 438 East St. store that has kept people coming time and time again.
â€śWeâ€™ve been here since 1945,â€ť said Fred DiBattista, who took over the family business nine years ago after working there since 1964. â€śWeâ€™re the same people, in the same place. People trust us, thatâ€™s why they keep coming back. Our customers feel comfortable coming to our store.â€ť
The store was named â€śBest of New Britainâ€ť from 2011 to 2017.
Polumboâ€™s Jewelers is a full-service jewelry store, DiBattista said. The establishment still does watch and jewelry repair and engraving on the premises, in addition to selling a complete line of gold and silver jewelry, Seiko, Pulsar and Belair watches.
â€śYou can feel confident knowing that when you entrust the professionals at Polumboâ€™s Jewelers with all your jewelry repairs, youâ€™ll always receive expertly done repairs at affordable prices and completed in a timely manner,â€ť DiBattista said. â€śWe have been servicing your jewelry needs for 70 years; your satisfaction is what drives us to be the very best jewelry store in the New Britain community,â€ť he added.
Polumboâ€™s also buys gold, sterling silver, platinum, coins, flatware and hollowware. Customers can get jewelry for any special occasion including weddings, anniversaries, Valentineâ€™s Day, retirements or any other occasion. â€śYouâ€™ll appreciate the wide selection of premium jewelry and we have affordable prices with top notch service,â€ť DiBattista said.
â€śWe have six designer lines including Thortiuda (Angel Whisperer) sterling jewelry, Nicole Barr fine enameled sterling jewelry, Frederic Duclos, and Nomination, which is made in Italy,â€ť DiBattista said.
At one time there were 12 jewelry stores in town, DiBattista said. â€śBecause of our personalized service and excellent prices we have managed to outlive them all,â€ť he said.
DiBattista has been in the family business for more than 50 years and is not ready to retire as of yet. His daughter, Dayna, now runs the business with him.
â€śDayna and I are looking forward to 2017 and our seventy-second year,â€ť he said.
Polumboâ€™s Jewelers is open Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, call 860-223-8886 or visit polumbosjewelers.com. Customers can also like their page on Facebook.