A HARMONY STORY

SINCE 1975

In the early 1950s my father, Bert Luttjehuizen, immigrated from war torn Rotterdam, Netherlands to Canada. He started his working life in Canada as a landscaper until 1975 when he broke his back in a motorcycle accident and was forced into a change of careers.

In November 1975, with a passion for people and geology he opened Harmony House Jewellers in Grimsby, Ontario. The first store opened up a few doors down (5 Main Street West), and in 1977 we moved into our current location, the old CIBC Bank, at 37 Main Street West. At that time, we only occupied half the building until 2009.

As a typical family run jewellery and gift store, we offered approximately 50% giftware and 50% jewellery. In addition, we provided services such as in house goldsmithing and repairs, custom jewellery design and clock/watch repair. In 1983 I started in the business full-time and trained as a bench jeweller and clock maker.

FAMILY VALUES

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SINCE 1975

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  •  - 1975

    GRIMSBY – With a passion for people and geology, Bert Luttjehuizen founded Harmony House Jewellers at 5 Main Street West, Grimsby in November 1975.  

  •  - 1977

    GRIMSBY  – In 1977 the CIBC built a new building down Main Street and our current location, 37 Main Street West, became available. When we moved here, there was a false wall down the middle of the building, we were in half of this building for 33 years.

  •  - 1985

    DUNNVILLE – In 1985 Harmony House Jewellers opened their second location at 157 Queen Street, Dunnville.

  •  - 1999

    In 1999 Kevin and Linda purchase the business from Kevin’s parents. They did a major renovation to the interiors of both stores (Grimsby and Dunnville).

  •  - 2009

    GRIMSBY –  In 2009 we were able to buy the entire Grimsby building. Until this point, we were only occupying half the building, and shared a wall with another vendor. We tore down that wall, and underwent a very painful six month renovation and opened up the store to its current glory. 

  •  - 2012

    In 2012 we changed the name of the business from harmony House Jewellers to Harmony Jewellers.

  •  - 2018

    BURLINGTON – In Fall 2018 we opened up our third location, Harmony Fine Jewellers, at 446 Brant Street, Burlington.