More Helpful Information about Dekker's Jewelry Store
Dekker’s Jewelry Store was first established in Goes, Netherlands in 1882 by Cornelius Dekker. The company has been passed down from father to son until Randall Dekker, son of Henry Dekker, grandson of Dirk Henry Dekker, and great-grandson of Dekker’s founder, Cornelius Dekker, passed the business on to Gerrit VanKampen.
Randall worked as a lawyer and later became the President of FMB, so when he decided to purchase the company from his dad in 1950, he was already a very busy man. Gerrit VanKampen first joined the business in 1946, working as a watchmaker for Henry Dekker. So, when Randall bought it in 1950, he decided to have Gerrit operate the business for him. Gerrit officially purchased the business from Randall in 1973 and it has been in the VanKampen family ever since.
Learn More about Gerrit VanKampen
Gerrit was also a WWII veteran who had lost his leg in the war. After his recovery, he decided to attend school to learn the art of watchmaking. Watchmaking was considered to be a very noble profession back then and he took great pride in his work. He also grew a successful reputation for selling quality products and for being a competent watch repairman.
Meet Our Current Owner, Gary VanKampen
Gary VanKampen has been working with the business since 1987 and officially purchased the company from his father in 1988. Just like his father, Gary takes pride in all his work and he continues to uphold the excellent reputation that has allowed Dekker's Jewelry Store to be successful for more than 130 years. We are also a family-owned and operated business that offers high-quality products, superior craftsmanship, and fantastic customer service at a competitive price.
Visit Us Today for Assistance
Visit us at 124 East Main Avenue in Zeeland today or reach out to us at 616-772-4146 and experience the benefits of working with a well-respected, local business that values each and every customer. We are here to assist you in any way that we can!
About Dekker's Jewelry Store
Dekker's Jewelry Store is a local, family-owned and operated company
that has been in business since 1882.
We offer personalized services at fair and consistent prices. We work with some of the best CAD/CAM designers in the area to make fantastic, high-quality custom jewelry.