Borsheim's Fine Jewelry

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Borsheim's Fine Jewelry
Subsidiary
Industry Retail
Founded 1870; 147 years ago (1870) in Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Founder Louis Borsheim
Headquarters Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Area served
United States
Key people
Karen Goracke
(President and CEO)
Heather Ingraham
(Diamond Buyer)
Products Jewelry
Parent Berkshire Hathaway
Website www.borsheims.com

Borsheim's Fine Jewelry (/ˈbɔərʃmz/ BOHR-shymz; frequently abbreviated without an apostrophe as Borsheims) is a jewelry store in Omaha, Nebraska. The store was founded in 1870, and has been a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway since 1989.

Louis Borsheim started Borsheims in downtown Omaha in 1870. The business was sold to Louis Friedman and his son Ike in 1947. The two retained the Borsheims name.

In 1986, Borsheims moved to the Regency Court Mall. In 1989, investor Warren Buffett purchased a majority of Borsheims stock, making it part of his holding company, Berkshire Hathaway.

Borsheims is led by Karen Goracke, who became Borsheims president and CEO in 2013.[1] The store maintains an inventory that includes more than 100,000 pieces of jewelry and watches.[2]

It has been the location of Berkshire shareholder-only events held in association with its annual general meeting.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Podsada, Janice (2013-10-08). "Warren Buffett's pick for Borsheims CEO took six-year break on rise to the top". Omaha.com. The Omaha World Herald. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  2. ^ http://www.omahamagazine.com/tag/borsheims/
  3. ^ Buffett, Warren. "Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Annual Report 2016" (PDF). Berkshire Hathaway. p. 27. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 

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