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Rick Murphey the Jeweler Celebrates 172 Years of Serving East Texas Customers

Rick Murphey the Jeweler is celebrating 172 years of service and it is doing it in a very special way. The company is the longest-running business in East Texas and is marking this anniversary with the official Texas Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony. While making the announcement, the company representative said that the public is invited to the free event to be held on May 19th starting at 2 pm at their store in Green Acres Shopping Center. Address: 1725 Troup Hwy # C, Tyler, TX 75701.


While narrating the company’s history, Robert Dodd says Rick Murphey the Jeweler was founded at a time when the country was trying to get back on its feet after the Civil War. He adds the Industrial Revolution brought a new innovative aspect to American lives. In this manner, with grand ideas of providing a valuable service to customers, A.M. "Arch" Murphey opened his first jewelry and watch store on the north side of Tyler Square. The founder dedicated himself to providing his customers with high-quality products while offering personalized and friendly service.


Robert adds that the family outlook of the business has helped Rick Murphey the Jeweler continue to grow and make customers smile, even six generations later. The welcoming atmosphere and personalized service have kept Rick Murphey the Jeweler the most trusted name in the business.  The family legacy is currently being carried by brothers Rick and Shannon Murphey with their father, George Reaves, who shares his extensive knowledge and experience with customers and family alike.


While acknowledging the Texas Historical Marker Dedication and the importance of this event Rick had this to say, “being a 5th generation jeweler serving East Texas has truly been an honor. This event is to honor our forefathers who started this business in 1850. We look forward to continuing to serve our community for many more years to come.” Similar sentiments were echoed by Shannon Murphey who said that, "being recognized by the great State of Texas with this historical marker is truly humbling. We want to thank all of our customers past and present for their continued support.”


Services Offered


Rick Murphey the Jeweler provides a range of services including jewelry repair, custom jewelry design, fine watch repairs. As a certified buyer, Rick Murphey the Jeweler buys gold, silver, and platinum broken jewelry, dental gold, gold watches, and antique Rolex watches. The company provides expert, on-location jewelry repair where they offer ring resizing, clasp replacement, stone replacement, rebuilding prongs, safety chain installation, repairing broken rings, chains, and tie pins, replanting, tightening stones, soldering among others.


Rick Murphey the Jeweler realizes that not everyone finds what they are looking for in the showcases, therefore, to cater to all kinds of customers, they make new designs using diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and other gemstones.  They start from scratch with custom computer-aided design. A customer only needs to provide the inspiration which can be from any form and out of their creativity Rick Murphey the Jeweler will give the piece that is a true reflection of who they are.


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About Rick Murphey the Jeweler


Rick Murphey the Jeweler has been a trusted name in jewelry for over 170 years. As the longest-running business in East Texas, Rick Murphey the Jeweler has lived up to its founders' principle of providing customers with high-quality products in a very personalized and friendly manner.


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Robert Dodd


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