Helzberg Diamonds was founded by Morris Helzberg in 1915. The first location was in Kansas City, Missouri. Almost immediately after opening the store, Morris Helzberg became very ill, which forced his son Barnett to take over the business at the age of 14. Barnett Helzberg proved himself a savvy businessman even at such a young age. By the end of 1929, the company had expanded to 3 locations.
Barnett Helzberg, Jr., sold the business to the Berkshire Hathaway in 1995. He also authored a book about selling the family business to the owner of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett.
Today, this retail jeweler has more than 234 locations across America. The company specializes in diamond engagement and wedding rings, as well as other types of gold and silver jewelry.