Family Values and Good Old-Fashioned Service
Trice was established July 1, 1959 and is quickly approaching 60 years. Trice was originally founded by a man named Robert Trice from Denver. At the time, Trice sold everything from luggage and chainsaws, to blenders and cameras and was actually one of the larger electronic dealers in Colorado at that time. In the 1960s, a small jewelry chain in Ogden, Utah purchased Trice Jewelers from Robert Trice. They hired a young energetic 22-year-old named Ralph Klomp and asked him to move to Denver with his new wife Anne, and run the operation. Ralph ran the store while Anne did the books and accounting.
The owners and Ralph decided it would be mutually beneficial to form a partnership in the ownership of Trice. Just a few years after the partnership was finalized, Ralph and Anne bought out the partner and then continued to build and grow the business by moving away from selling other products like cameras and electronics and focus exclusively on fine jewelry. Ralph just completed his 50th year in the jewelry industry and is still going strong.
The original location was on 4029 E. Colfax in Denver. Trice then moved to University Hills shopping center on Colorado Boulevard, where it operated for over 37 years. In 2010, Trice purchased land and built their new free-standing jewelry store at the entrance of the newly developed Streets of SouthGlenn in Centennial, CO.
Colorado Born and Raised
Justin Klomp is now president of Trice Jewelers and has been with Trice since 2001. Justin is a second-generation jeweler working at Trice. After local high school at Cherry Creek, Justin went on to get his degree in accounting and information systems from BYU. After college, he was recruited to work in the D.C. area in the information and technology sector. After a few years in DC, his father (Ralph) asked him to help set up email and an automated computer system at the store. Justin loved the idea and came back to Colorado to help automate the business. He never left again!
Justin’s vision for Trice was to build a free-standing store where the brand became a destination for customers. In 2010, Trice built their own building and designed it exactly how they wanted it. “It is a dream come true and we’ve had an amazing response from our community, said Justin. We pride ourselves in serving our customers with strong family values and good old-fashioned service.”
Custom Jewelry Design – Our Specialty
Now, Trice Jewelers is proud to offer the largest, full-service custom jewelry design shop in Colorado. We have the finest team jewelers on site and our custom jewelry design shop is staffed with the 10 of the most talented craftsmen in the industry ready to help make your dreams come alive. From concept design, to CAD drawings, waxes, to casting and finishing – it is all happening right here in our state-of-the-art jewelry shop.
Trice offers an extraordinary selection of engagement rings, wedding rings, diamond necklaces, pendants, bracelets, diamond stud and diamond hoop earrings, precious stones, and pearls as well as gold and silver fashion jewelry and fine watches from Raymond Weil, Seiko, Victorinox Swiss Army and MICHELE.
You will find more engagement rings in our bridal collection than any other jewelry store in Colorado. We feature styles from the prestigious designers such as Simon G., Jack Kelége, Claude Thibaudeau, Fana, Crown Ring, Noam Carver, Gabriel NY, Mark Schneider, Shae Luxury, Lashbrook, Carlex, Charles Krypell, Doves, Shah Luxury, and Danhov amongst others!
Loose and Certified Diamonds
A few times every year, we do some buying trips purchasing gems, jewelry and diamonds from exotic places like Hong Kong, Russia, or meet with designers from all around the world, including Italy, Africa, Brazil and Asia.
We also carry one of Colorado's largest selections of GIA certified loose certified diamonds, featuring an amazing collection of ideal cut Russian diamonds whose brilliance and beauty are legendary in the diamond industry. Direct importing of these gems enables Trice to offer prices substantially below our competition.
We are here to serve our customers with strong values and personal service. Thank you for your business, your friendship and your loyalty. We appreciate being a continual part of your family.