Family relationships are the secret to Addessi Jewelers' success -- 70 years and counting.
The Ridgefield, Conn. mainstay is celebrating its seventh decade by praising its close clan -- both personally and professionally.
"It all started when my grandfather emigrated from Italy, married my grandmother, started their family, worked on the railroad and then as a hatter," said second-generation Owner Wayne Addessi.
"They were three young brothers with no father. The eldest worked so hard to start his business and then one by one his siblings came in to join him. They had a 50-year partnership."
Now, it's the Adassi children behind the jewelry counter, continuing the tradition.
“We not only know our clients; we’ve gotten to know their whole families and even their pet’s names," said Adassi.
"Even when they move to other continents, we keep in touch and continue to do a robust business.
"We like to think of ourselves as a hometown jeweler with a 'global clientele.'"
Addessi Jewelers is located at 378 Main Street. For more information, call 203-438-6549.
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