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History

ROTTERDAMS OLDEST BEST KNOWN JEWELER

WELCOME TO BRUNOTT!

Exactly 1900 years after the beginning of our era, the story of Brunott Jeweler begins. A turbulent history, comparable to the development of Rotterdam in the early twentieth century: dynamic and continuously growing. Today - with roughly 120 years on the clock - our original Rotterdam company is far from finished. And the story? We haven't talked about that for a long time.

THE FIRST CHAPTER

25 guilders in starting capital and his wife's jewelry to use as shop window material: 25-year-old Geraldus Brunott did not need more than that. At the time, the founder of our family business established his jewelery and clock shop at number 37 Binnenweg; a building in the oldest shopping street in the city. In no time at all, he managed to seduce all Rotterdammers with taste and an eye for quality with 'great choice, solidity and cheap prices'. Brunott built up a close-knit clientele, and although things weren't always sweet in the family itself, his shop quickly became one of the city's best-loved businesses. Expansion was a logical consequence.

PARTY ON THE BACK ROAD

“Because of the constantly increasing turnover of our articles, we were forced to move into building No. 35. We hope to have met the demands of our large circle of clients both in and outside the city, as we are now able to present our Patrons in a pleasant and easy way an overwhelming choice of our various articles at the traditionally known low price. prices and solid workmanship.'

Geraldus made no secret of the success of his 'warehouse of gold, silver, diamonds, watches, clocks and mantel clocks'. He saw his chance to move the adjacent building into his shop and proudly announced the reopening in the Rotterdamsch Nieuwsblad. November 17, 1922, from about seven in the evening, the expansion was celebrated in a big way.

A JEWELRY FOR THE CITY

For Brunott, the following decades were all the more dominated by development, renovation and relocation. On the Binnenweg, miraculously the bombing was spared. And while the name Brunott continues to gain in popularity, Geraldus moves into one Binnenweg building after another. Around 1950 he gave Vermeer & Van Herwaarden the honorable commission to design a 'jewelry' for the city. With the raising of the flag, Geraldus reached the highest point of the beautiful new store in July 1953. But unfortunately he was not allowed to experience the opening, two months later. Geraldus Brunott passed away at the age of 78.

Brunott's impressive range, but especially the focus on service, quality and craftsmanship, has left an indelible impression on Rotterdam. Now it's our turn. We build on 120 years of tradition.

BRUNOTT YEAR NO

A lot can happen in a century. Needles and corks to put ear holes have been put away for good and the pocket watches have been exchanged for technical masterpieces. Other than that, not much has really changed: our customers want to spoil themselves, surprise loved ones or seal their love. They value beauty, want to be helped pleasantly and opt for nothing less than the highest quality. All this really only means one thing: Brunott Jeweler is still there for you. Is it not at number 45 of the (Oude) Binnenweg, then in our store in Capelle aan den IJssel or online. With watches, jewelry, wedding rings and countless valuable services. Welcome to Brunott Jeweler, the trendsettered who has always remained himself.