On Wednesday, October 3, Oscar Heyman officially celebrated its 100th anniversary with a cocktail and dinner for employees, family and closest friends at the Harmonie Club in New York City. Founded in 1912, by brothers Nathan, Oscar and Harry Heyman, the company is now in its third generation and has been making exquisite hand-crafted fine jewelry ever since.
Over 75 guests, including several generations of the Heyman family and all the company employees feted the continued success of Oscar Heyman. Marvin, Lewis, Tom and Adam Heyman made speeches and Adam, a nephew of the founder, read a letter from Mayor Bloomberg, commending the family on its heritage and longevity of the business. read letter
Every 25 years, Oscar Heyman employees have created a magnificent memento to commemorate the Oscar Heyman family and their commitment to quality, craftsmanship and superior customer service. For the 25th anniversary the craftsman created a 24k gold, silver and bronze standing clock; for the 50th, a bronze plaque; for the 75th, a carved rock crystal depicting a thousand carat diamond.
For the 100th Anniversary, in keeping with this longstanding tradition, the employees presented the Heymans with a sterling silver tray made in 1945 by Bailey, Banks and Biddle, one of the oldest American jewelers and silver craftsman. The tray, discovered at an antique show, is lavishly decorated with applied grape leaves and is engraved with the signatures of the 32 Oscar Heyman employees, many of whom have been with the company for more than 30 years.
All in attendance at the festive event toasted the Heymans and another 100 years of success.