About Us

For almost 100 years, we've maintained our principles of timeless, high-quality jewelry and service. From one small shop in Wichita Falls, to over 1,700 trusted locations today-we have never lost sight of our founders' values.

1920s-1940s

1924
Morris Zale, William Zale and Ben Lipshy open the first Zales Jewelers on March 29, 1924, in Wichita Falls, Texas. In addition to jewelry, their inventory includes cameras, small appliances and cookware.

1926-1942
The success of the credit policy, along with exceptional customer service and a centralized buying policy, leads the company to expand to 12 locations throughout Texas and Oklahoma.

1944
Zales acquires Corrigan's of Houston, its first "carriage trade" (fine jewelry) store.

1946
Zales Jewelers moves its headquarters from Wichita Falls to Dallas, Texas.


1950s

The company installs one of the country's first computer systems and is among the first major jewelers to institute management training.