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Factory's Inc Story

The Berkowitz Family

Factory’s Inc, a family owned and operated full service jewelry company, opened its doors over 50 years ago on Luckie Street, in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Founder, Manuel Berkowitz, along with his wife, Edna, had a vision to provide customers with the highest level of personal service, as well as quality diamonds and jewelry at prices they could afford. Eventually settling in Midtown, Manny passed the business on to his son, Harvey, who continues the Berkowitz family's dedication to providing the best in customer service and fine jewelry at a great value. 

Harvey’s reputation for honesty and integrity has earned him a loyal clientele, many of whom have become not only repeat customers, but friends. Our highest compliment has been the steady stream of referrals from these customers that has fueled our business for over five decades, and earned us the reputation as one of Atlanta’s best kept secrets. 

A few years ago, Harvey’s daughter, Jennifer, became the third generation to join the staff at Factory’s. Just like in Manny Berkowitz’s time, Harvey and Jennifer remain deeply committed to providing the best in personal service and fine jewelry of exceptional quality and enduring value. 
 

We invite you to visit us at our midtown Atlanta location and experience the Factory’s difference for yourself.

 

Meet Factory's Family

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Harvey, Jennifer & Carolyn Berkowitz
 
Person 24 Harvey Berkowitz

President & Owner - Since joining the company 45 years ago, Harvey has been indispensable to Factory's success.  His affiliations include being a Charter Senior Member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, (NAJA) and a Charter Member of Gemological Institute of America (GIA) alumni association. He has earned GIA certificates in diamonds and colored stones, as well as a BS in Business from Memphis State University. Harvey is an expert authority on diamonds and gemstones, and a master jewelry designer. 

Person 32 Phil Judin

Bench Jeweler - Michigan native Phil has called Atlanta home for 47 years. After studying at Georgia Tech and the Jeweler's School of Vinings, he apprenticed at Collins Custom Jewelers, in Acworth GA. His technical background has given him an edge at the bench, where he's known for his skill and precision. He's been a valuable asset to Factory's Inc. for over 21 years.

Person 37 Carolyn Berkowitz

Accounting Supervisor - A native of Tennessee, where she attended the University of Memphis, Carolyn has lived in Atlanta for 45 years. In keeping with Factory's reputation as a true family business, Carolyn replaced her mother-in-law as bookeeper in the 1980's, and has kept Factory's running smoothly ever since. When not at Factory's, she and Harvey delight in the company of their 4 grandchildren ranging in age from 6 to 10 years.

Jennifer Berkowitz Jennifer Berkowitz

Chief Operating Officer - As the 3rd generation to join the family business, Jennifer brings new vitality to Factory's Inc. A former museum curator, her aesthetic sensibilities lend themselves well to the world of fine jewelry. She is a Gemological Institute of America graduate, who is currently completing advanced GIA courses.