In 1890, Gus Sylvan completed his watchmaker apprenticeship and made the big decision to leave his home in Sweden to seek success in America. He made his way to Columbia, South Carolina to find a vibrant city with a growing economy - everything he hoped to discover. In 1897, Gus saw a need for a jeweler in the community who understood quality and exceptional customer service - the core values we live by today - and so he opened the doors to Sylvan's on Main Street that year.

We’re proud of our founder, of the community we have served for 122 years, and to support the making of fine jewelry and timepiece through generations of family ownership.

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