Marks Jewelers has been an active member of the Lawrence community since 1880. Our founder, Sol Marks, believed in being polite and honest, and instilled this tradition in all of his employees and associates. Son Julius Marks assumed ownership after Sol passed away in 1934.
In 1961, Delbert Eisele, the watchmaker who worked for both Sol and Julius, bought the business from Julius after he retired. When the store was sold to Mr. Eisele, it was said to be the oldest family-owned jewelry store in Kansas.