Making Memories
for 140 Years

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.

Mr. Eisele entrusted the business Lawrence natives Brad Parsons and Rich Yeakel in 1982. To this day, they continue to strive for the very best in customer service, quality and integrity passed down for generations. Marks Jewelers is the 14th oldest jewelry store in the United States.

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World-Class Brands

We carry a wide variety of jewelry and watches from world-class companies, such as Frederic Duclos, Madison L, Naledi, Artistry, Movado, Seiko, Obaku, Victorinox/Swiss Army and many more.

Collaborate with our in-house team to design a ring as unique as you. Simply visit us with a basic sketch or concept, and our experienced staff will turn your dreams into reality