Who We Are
Established in 1947, Diamond Cellar Holdings is now one of the largest independent jewelry companies in the United States with five stores located in Columbus, Ohio; Nashville, Tennessee and one in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Together we represent some of the best brands in the world.
Our passion has been serving you, our customer, by ensuring you get a personalized experience each time you walk through our doors. Whether it’s in sales, custom design, or repair - you’ll deal with some of the most talented and highly trained people in the country. We guide you step by step through the process of buying a piece of jewelry to ensure you get exactly what you want.
Our roots are in the goldsmith trade, and it’s an area of the business we have steadily grown. We manufacture much of our own jewelry right here in our store, using the best materials and craftsmanship. From setting an engagement diamond to a full-blown custom design, your jewelry never has to leave our store.
We didn't start as a retail jeweler. Our founder, Robert Johnson established Robert W Johnson Incorporated, later known as the Diamond Cellar, as a trade shop in 1947. The original shop on north High Street above Kresge’s Five and Dime did jewelry repairs and alterations for retailers that didn’t have their own craftspeople.
Robert W. Johnson, Inc. moved to its second location at 219 South High St.
Robert W. Johnson, Inc expanded and moved to a location beneath the Franklin Federal Savings and Loans building. This location inspired the name "Diamond Cellar", as it was truly the basement of a bank.
The Diamond Cellar began to slowly move away from working only for other retail companies, and more for private customers. In 1975, the first retail venture was opened in an office building on Zollinger Road. Robert's son, Andy, was the director of this store. Andy is still CEO of Diamond Cellar Holdings today.
Business continued to grow, so Diamond Cellar combined their two locations into one larger building on Henderson Road. The building housed 12 craftspeople, and carried some of the finest jewelry and watch brands such as Tiffany jewelry, Rolex, and David Yurman.
Diamond Cellar moved to its current location on Sawmill Road.
In 2001, Diamond Cellar opened an additional location at Easton Town Center on the corner of New Bond Street. The store was named one of America's Coolest Stores in the national 2013 InStore Magazine Coolest Stores contest.