Trusted Jewelers Since 1948
Jewelry Specialties: Diamonds, Color Gems, Platinum, 18kt gold luxurious jewels, custom creations and so much more.
Services Offered Appraisals performed by independent ICGA, Paul D. Indorf GG (GIA), FGA, ASA Master Gemologist Appraiser ®
Custom jewelry designs, all types of fine jewelry repairs, watch servicing, pearl restringing and more.
With Accredited Gem Lab
Offers AGS Labs Diamond Grading Reports
AGS Certified Member:
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10-5, evenings by appointment.
Address: 387 Main St, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4601
Phone: (203) 438-6549
Nearby Landmarks: Ridgefield Town Hall, Main Street Lounsbury House, Ridgefield Fire Department
When you exchanges those gold wedding bands and put a matching one on your left ring finger, you made a trusting promise. You made your history.
Ours is a history you can trust. Over 100 years ago my grandfather Allesandro Addessi emigrated from Fondi, Italy when he was only seventeen. So excited to be here, he worked very hard, traveled back to Italy only once again. He again came back to America and settled in Danbury, CT, the Hatter's Capital of the USA. Allessandro worked as a hatter, his sweetheart Gilda came here shortly thereafter and they were married. Together they had three sons and a daughter.
When Allesandro suddenly died at 52, the oldest of his three sons had to leave High School to support his Mother and his two younger brothers.
He began as an apprentice for a fine jewelry store in Danbury. With a fierce entrepreneurial streak he opened his own Addessi Jewelry Store in Danbury in 1948. After a very short period the stores business increased and he was becoming successful. My father Rick, joined him in the Danbury store in 1950. Shortly thereafter their youngest brother joined the team too.
In 1966 they decided they wanted to add a new location. They focused on Ridgefield, Ct. and drove here one Sunday to check out a potential location in this quaint town. In their 1963 Ford, they parked across the street from our current location on Main Street. They watched the block for the entire day noticing how hundreds of newspapers and goods were being purchased at Squash's. The space was available, so they decided to secure it on the spot.
Our father Rick opened our store in 1966, and has enjoyed many friendships and success until his semi-retirement and final passing in 2014. We miss him dearly. He was my partner, my confidant, friend and the best Dad.
For most of my adult life, I have apprenticed with our Mom and Dad. My family has observed their charm, their business acumen, skill, and superb client servicing. Mom with her many talents for merchandising and window and store dressing has been the heart and soul of our design gifts and inspired us always. We are proud to continue a family tradition that was born in 1948, but an opportunity that was given to us over 100 years ago.
Our family is dedicated in servicing and providing you with the exact piece of fine jewelry, a special gift or restoration that can reflect on generations. It's through this dedication of care and service that our history, can make yours.
Thank you our Loyal Clients.