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The start of a new year is always met with hope, expectation, and endless possibilities. One Connecticut jeweler is not only planning ahead in 2023, but also reflecting back on the past 75 years when it officially opened its doors. Specifically, Baribault Jewelers, a family-owned, fine jewelry company in Glastonbury, Conn., is celebrating its dazzling diamond 75th anniversary with an array of community programs, public events and special promotions.
“We attribute our success over the past 75 years to our welcoming and thriving community that has sustained us,” said Lewis Baribault, owner of Baribault Jewelers. “We have become active participants across the region, partnering with non-profit organizations that would most benefit from our involvement, whether that be donating merchandise for silent or live auctions or sponsoring an original fundraiser for the Glastonbury Education Foundation, Bristol Police Heroes Fund, HOPE for Fertility Foundation and the Breast Friends Fund, among many others.”
Being the first jewelry store in Glastonbury, founding father Philip Baribault Sr, was inspired to bring an amazing array of diamonds and innovative jewelry designs to his hometown, while offering outstanding customer service. Although the inventory in the display cases has changed since 1948, the Baribault family’s impeccable reputation in delivering a very personalized shopping experience has remained the same, a crucial element in the jewelry industry.
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Since its inception, nineteen Baribault family members have played a part in growing the business with Lewis Baribault, Jr. and his wife Cathy, taking over the reins in 1988. Today, Lewis’ three children- Christina Baribault Ortiz, Raeann Baribault Schwartz, and Lewis Baribault III- help