In the 1930’s
In the early 1930’s my Grandfather, Solomon Hayman, began his family business by selling jewelry out of the trunk of his car. By 1933 he had established a retail store, Hayman Jewelry Company, located in downtown Tampa, Florida.
In the years following, the business provided jobs for all the Hayman Family, 8 siblings in total.
My Dad worked at the store as a teen, learning the craftsmanship of jewelry design and repair. He has been involved with the business for over 40 years and is Master Jeweler.
I am his daughter, Alison, the third generation Hayman to become involved with the family business.
My Grandfather always said that “trust” is the key to a successful business. We have now been family owned and operated for over 80 years and remain downtown Tampa’s oldest retail location.