Early In The 1900’s Erwin Von der Heydt Was Born On A Small Farm In North Bellmore. As A Youngster He Was Very Mechanically Inclined And Became An Expert Watchmaker. His First Job was With Two Brothers Whose Famous “Omega” Pocket Watch Later Became World-Renowned

In 1923, Erwin and his wife Betty opened their distinctive jewelry and gift shop at 410 Bedford Avenue in Bellmore. As one of the finest jewelers on Long Island, Mr Von der Heydt was contracted to install the clocks at the West Bathhouse at Jones Beach.

Erwin Von der Heydt

In 1962,Louis Gennaro A Graduate Horologist (Watchmaker) With 20 Years Experience Purchased Von Der Heydt Jewelers.

Louis continued working for 6 more years maintaining the fine tradition of quality service, selection and superior customer satisfaction. In 1968 the store became Gennaro Jewelers and Louis Gennaro continued to serve as the “premier” jeweler in the area.

Louis Gennaro

In 1979, An Experienced Designer And Manufacturing Jeweler, Gary Hudes, Joined The Staff Of Gennaro Jewelers And Became A Partner Shortly Thereafter.To Meet The Increasing Needs Of His Customers, Hudes Expanded Gennaro Jeweler’s Manufacturing Capabilities In Addition To Their Design/Remount, Appraisal And Repair Facilities.

Gary Hudes is an Honorary Member of the Nassau County Detectives Association, the New York State Troopers and the Deputy Sheriff’s Benevolent Association. The Honorable Gary Hudes also serves as a Councilman for the Town of Hempstead, America’s largest township.

Gary Hudes

Gennaro Jewelers and Gary Hudes have been dedicated to the community, charitable organizations, fire departments and law enforcement agencies. Hudes has taught jewelry seminars at the Nassau County Department of Consumer Affairs, the Nassau County Police Department and Allstate, Prudential and Travelers Insurance Companies. He has appeared on numerous television shows including “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and on many radio programs discussing the topic of jewelry, jewelry fraud and consumer awareness. Gary has also taught business classes and interview skills classes at many local high schools and assists the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts with projects on an ongoing basis. Besides being selected locally as the Nassau County Small Business Person of the Year, he was also selected as the New York State Small Business Advocate of the Year by Governor George Pataki for his revitalization and transformation of Bellmore Village into a thriving, quaint shopping destination.

Gennaro Jewelers is a leader in the Long Island jewelry industry and proudly offers one of the most modern, state of the art design, repair and custom jewelry facilities. Our staff of EXPERIENCED jewelry consultants, diamond setters, jewelers, designers and appraisers are ready to assist you on the premises… Gennaro Jewelers will create your design or our designers will create for you a unique and stunning piece of jewelry. You will always feel confident at Gennaro Jewelers because your diamonds never leave your sight! Trust Gennaro Jewelers, where your valuables are always handled with professional care and attention.