Los Angeles Business Journal

Robbins Bros. Rings Up Purchase of Washington Stores

By Bethany Firnhaber Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Jewelry retailer Robbins Bros. announced Wednesday that it has purchased E.E. Robbins, Washington jewelry stores with a family tie.

The Azusa jewelry chain, which specializes in engagement rings, gained two stores in the acquisition – one in the Seattle neighborhood of Belltown and another in Bellevue, Wash. – to bring its total stores to 14.

Emerson Robbins, who co-founded Robbins Bros. in Southern California with his brother in the mid ’90s, opened the two E.E. Robbins stores a few years later on his own. He said he was happy to finally bring the Seattle-area stores into the family fold.

“This is outstanding news for Seattle and geographically completes the circle of our family’s journey in the business,” he said in a statement.

Robbins Bros. plans to broaden the selection at the two Seattle-area stores, bringing in expanded private label and designer engagement ring selections.