As a local, family-owned business, we know trust is something you earn and a reputation is something you build. You won’t find hard-sell tactics or pushy sales people. Instead, you’ll find friendly faces eager to answer your questions and find the jewelry that fits your needs and your budget.
Families across the Texas region have found their way to Robson's Jewelers.
They have trusted us with some of their most sacred and precious moments.
And we take that seriously. In fact, we make this our promise:
Exceptional Service — We will constantly strive to provide service and merchandise
of exceptional value.
Genuine Caring — We are dedicated to providing personalized service in a warm
and friendly atmosphere.
Exceed Expectations — We will anticipate your needs and exceed your
expectations without compromise.
Communication — We will continually strive to understand your needs and build a
relationship through listening, learning, and producing positive results.
Integrity — We promise only what we can deliver and deliver only what we promise.
Trust — We understand how important your jewelry is to you. We will handle all repairs
with the utmost security and integrity.
Robert Robson was born in the late 1800's in North Shields, England. He learned the intricacies of mechanical watch making while producing chronometers with the English company Wilson and Gillie. The chronometer was a nautical instrument used to determine longitude at sea, requiring precise timekeeping and adaptability to varied climates. It was ideal training for a young watchmaker.
Robson left England in 1903 for the United States and settled in the first town he reached, Gulfport, Mississippi. For three years he employed his watch making skills at J.D. Radford Jewelry, and then he moved to Live Oak, Florida where he met his bride, Hattie Florence Larsen. The young couple moved westward early in their marriage, to Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, and eventually to Baytown in 1926, where newfound oilfields had created an economic boom. Robson went alone at first to the Tri-Cities, as Baytown was then called. The local economy had exploded so quickly that it took six months for him to find housing for his family. Robson's Jewelry store opened two years later in the Brunson Building in Old Baytown, and the next two decades brought three additional moves as the business expanded: through the Guberman Building and two locations in the Stiles Building, both on Texas Avenue.
Robson and his family were committed to the success of the business. His five children helped at the store, being trained to offer expert jewelry and watch repair with warmth and professionalism. It was this commitment to quality and service that carried Robson's Jewelry store through its most difficult times-the war years.
During those years, Robson's store was chosen to be the official servicing site for railroad watches. Like the marine chronometers on which Robson had originally learned to keep time, railroad watches were required to be highly precise. One minute of error could cause a railroad catastrophe, in days when railroads were the lifeblood of the economy.