A Special Gem in the Fort Wayne Community, Bradley Gough Diamonds Celebrates 40 Years of Local Business
"Diamonds are great, but giving back to your local community... that's even greater." - Brad Gough
Fort Wayne - The sprawling, illuminated glass jewelry cases that weave through Bradley Gough Diamonds, Fort Wayne's premier local jewelry store, is enough to leave any first-time customer speechless. When approaching the W. Jefferson Blvd. storefront, customers are greeted with a brick drive-thru entryway and clock tower that keeps time high above the expertly manicured lawn and decadent landscaping.
On the surface, one could get the feeling that the expansive designer and diamond jewelry inventory inside Bradley Gough Diamonds only caters to the wealthy. This is most definitely not the case, as there is just about anything in every price range and budget inside the jewelry store's walls. In fact, the history of Bradley Gough Diamonds is firmly rooted in applying the "Golden Rule" - treating others the way you'd like to be treated in return" - and strictly abiding by this philosophy through and through.
Putting the "Unity" in "Community"
In the 40 years that Bradley Gough Diamonds has proudly served their local Fort Wayne community, the jewelry store has seen plenty of growth, upgrades, and expansions, but if you were to ask Brad Gough himself about the good fortunes the business has received over the decades, he would say that none of it would be possible without the support, generosity, and charitable actions of the store's customers and surrounding local businesses.
"To say that we've been fortunate would be an incredible understatement," says Brad Gough. "It is such a true blessing to be part of a community that understands that the greatest gift that one could give is giving back. As a successful local business, our family here at Bradley Gough understands that it is imperative to keep the cycle of paying it forward going, and at the center of our focus is the continual contribution to the well-being of this wonderful community and other local businesses. We're always looking for new and exciting ways to give back to the area, as well as new charities and organizations to donate to.”
To learn more about the charities, local organizations, and philanthropic causes that Bradley Gough Diamonds supports, or if you would like to donate to a community cause, click here.
The Bradley Gough Difference
What makes Bradley Gough Diamonds different from any other family-owned jewelry store in the country? If the true, selfless nature of Brad Gough's sentiments above weren't enough of an indication, might we suggest you make a visit to this special gem in Fort Wayne to get a true understanding of just how genuine and caring each member of the Bradley Gough Diamonds team really is.
With a staff of jewelry professionals and designers with decades of experience in the fine diamond and gemstone industries, as well as a diamond and fine jewelry inventory that rivals any store in the nation, it's easy to see why Bradley Gough Diamonds is the go-to jewelry destination in the state. But well beyond the store's credentials, it's the comfortable, family atmosphere and Midwest family values instilled in each team member that truly sets it apart from the competition.
"There's nice, and then there's Midwest nice," chuckles Gough. For anyone who calls the Midwest home, they know what that means. We truly enjoy treating people with honesty, integrity, and respect, and we love helping friends and new customers pick out jewelry that captures the essence of the momentous occasions in their lives." "I love what I do," adds Gough.
An Unrivaled Selection of Diamonds and Designer Jewelry
There's good reason the word 'diamonds' is strategically positioned in Bradley Gough Diamonds' name. Yes, there is a wide variety of jewelry designs for any budget available for purchase at Bradley Gough, but 'diamonds' is what Bradley Gough does. As an exclusive retailer of top diamond brands such as DeBeers Forevermark and Hearts on Fire, the expansive diamond inventory the store carries is exclusive to their store and to the Fort Wayne area.
"All the diamond cuts, shapes, and sizes imaginable are at Bradley Gough, and there's a good chance you'll find something to love that works for your budget," states Gough. "The diamonds in our store are truly unique to us and you won't find anything like them anywhere else. Additionally, outside of carrying top-end designer diamond brands, we make sure to import only the best quality, conflict-free diamonds direct from industry-leading diamond cutters in Israel, as we want to guarantee when you buy a Bradley Gough Diamond, it is of the highest standards available."
There is so much more to see than just diamond jewelry at Bradley Gough Diamonds. Precious gold jewelry designs, radiant pearl pieces, exotic colored-gemstone creations, and one-of-a-kind vintage and estate jewelry designs from decades past fill the cases inside the store. If it's a leading designer jewelry brand you're looking for, Bradley Gough proudly carries marvelous designs from Roberto Coin, Kwiat, Tacori, and more. Be sure to check out their designer jewelry inventory here.
Create Magic with Custom-Designed Jewelry
If you have unworn and unloved jewelry in your possession, or a family heirloom piece that has been passed down to you that isn’t quite the design you’d wear on a regular basis, Bradley Gough Diamonds also provides custom designed jewelry services. “If you can dream it, we can design it for you!” states Gough. “We pride ourselves on our ability to create anything that comes to your mind and transform it into a truly unique, one of a kind heirloom piece that can be worn and passed down for generations to come, and we love that the custom process involves the customer in every step.”
Bring your unworn jewelry items, heirloom pieces, or simply an idea to one of the jewelry artisans on staff at Bradley Gough Diamonds and they’ll walk you through the entire custom-design process to bring your dream jewelry design to life. From initial consultations to sketching, designing your dream piece on CAD software, making a wax mold, casting your piece, and setting the precious diamonds or gems of your choice into the final design, the custom jewelry design process at Bradley Gough is the perfect way to personalize and customize your jewelry style.
Shop Top Fall & Holiday Jewelry Trends at Bradley Gough Diamonds
With fall in the air and the holiday season just around the corner, there’s no better time to shop for that perfect gift item at Bradley Gough.
“Although diamonds never go out of style and make for the perfect gift, especially for the holidays, there’s been a big uptick in yellow gold jewelry,” states Gough. “Precious yellow gold jewelry designs such as necklaces, bracelets, hoops and huggies earrings, and fashion rings are really coming back in terms of popularity, as is the recent rising trend in ‘permanent’ jewelry.” “We also have a wonderful selection of pre-owned luxury handbags in stock from top designers like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and more,” Gough added.
From designer brands to luxury jewelry lines and everything in between, Bradley Gough Diamonds has an astounding assortment of jewelry designs that would make the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one, no matter the occasion.
Bradley Gough Diamonds Thanks You for 40 Years of Local Business
Bradley Gough Diamonds has come a long way since its first day open to the public in 1982 as a small strip mall jewelry boutique. Bigger and more robust has their inventory gotten, and more cutting-edge and advanced have their design capabilities grown. Jewelry trends come and go, but what remains constant at Bradley Gough Diamonds is their unwavering ideology of ‘paying it forward’ and supporting local, family-owned businesses.
From employing hundreds of Fort Wayne community members to contributing to numerous philanthropic causes and community fundraising events and charities, the team at Bradley Gough Diamonds encourages you to shop local and keep your money in your local community, as it is this same “grassroots” economic model that has helped them to grow into the successful local business that they are today.
“Every customer, every smile, and every story, that’s what this business is all about.” states Brad Gough. “To think that where we would be today is here, in this incredible community of Fort Wayne, and getting to work with so many amazing and loving people, it truly is an honor and something that I will forever cherish and be proud of. Thanks for forty unforgettable years, and here’s to forty more!”
To shop in-store, Bradley Gough Diamonds is located at 4321 W. Jefferson Blvd. in Fort Wayne, IN. If you have any questions regarding inventory or jewelry-related services, please contact their store via phone at (260) 436-9300, or schedule an appointment with one of their jewelry professionals on staff for the personal time and attention that you deserve.