The Siegel Family has been familiar with the Princeton, New Jersey community since the doors to Hamilton Jewelers opened in 1912. After over 100 years in business and three different locations between New Jersey and Palm Beach Florida, the Siegels know what it takes to run a successful family-owned business: relationships.
“One of Hamilton’s core values is relationships, because we don’t just do business in our communities…we live in them, and we cherish our strong ties to them,” Hamilton President Hank Seigel said.
Because of their continued involvement with members of their community, Hamilton has committed to giving back to reach the needs of their communities. Whether their donations help healthcare, education, the arts, the environment, military and veterans, or mental health, Hamilton Jewelers helps their customers by meeting practical needs in their community.
Hamilton Jewelers has committed to helping give back through donating money, giving one-of-a-kind pieces to be auctioned off, and offering up their event venue space to host organizations lunches and dinner.
Along with that, Hamilton’s created an initiative called “The Bejeweled Journey” to create an interactive and fun way to raise money for galas and events. This initiative allows guests in attendance the opportunity to try on a piece of jewelry valued at over $1 million.
Hamilton covers any costs associated with execution–from selecting the item, security and transport, photography, printed, frames, and staff to assist clients with taking the jewelry on and off.
This initiative has become a signature initiative of Hamilton Jewelers and has helped numerous organizations throughout the Princeton and Palm Beach communities.
Hamilton’s has also brought their community together virtually despite the orders to social distance. Since the coronavirus pandemic shut down most businesses in March, Hamilton Jewelers stepped up to help the businesses in their community affected most by the pandemic.
The Princeton Community Auction, organized and led by Hamilton Jewelers, raised over $40,000 to support 25 business in the Princeton area cover basic expenses, rent, and primary payroll.
“We look at Princeton area businesses as family,” Seigel said. “We knew that, on the other side of this pandemic, we wanted every one of our Princeton neighbors to open back up strong and ready to serve the community.”