In the 1880s, the first members of our family immigrated to Israel and continued our trade—starting slowly with a workshop and eventually opening a store in Jerusalem in the world-renowned King David Hotel. We handcrafted and sold jewelry, Judaica, and antiquities to pilgrims, tourists, and locals, as well as to visiting dignitaries on behalf of the government.
Immigrating to Houston in 1975 with only three suitcases and a baby (first son, Jonathan), Dror and Helene Zadok (a native New Yorker) began the difficult but rewarding work of establishing our business and our reputation in a community that would ultimately come to support and embrace us for decades.
Our original store on Post Oak Boulevard occupied 1,200 square feet, eventually expanding tenfold over the last 45 years. Zadok sons Jonathan, Segev, and Gilad all grew up in the business. They held jobs such as cleaning showcases, running errands, and helping customers since they were young. Today all three brothers, principals in the business, bring their GIA graduate gemologist training and cutting-edge business acumen to the forefront, propelling the business forward.
In 2021, we built a new two-level store just steps away from our original address, determined to remain among the premier selection of jewelry stores in Houston, Texas. Spanning 28,000 square feet, it is the anchor store of the beautiful new Post Oak Place at 1801 Post Oak Boulevard, a mixed-use development that was different from any other jewelry stores. “Our goal was to eventually own our own property, to ensure that the future generations of our family would have a legacy, and opportunity to continue the business if they chose to,” Dror Zadok said. “Just like the day we first opened in 1976, we consider our new store to be an extension of our home by creating a warm and welcoming environment, where we can provide professional and personalized assistance to our customers,” said Helene Zadok.
While we are based out of a single Houston location, Zadok has been privileged to become among the jewelry stores of choice for people both in the United States and internationally, despite the profusion of jewelers in Houston, TX. We are humbled to receive national and international recognition in the jewelry stores and watch industries for our sterling reputation, exceptional service, integrity, and philanthropy.
We are often part of the moments most significant and defining for our customers’ lives whenever they buy their engagement rings, wedding bands, and other bridal jewelry. Houston residents have come to depend on us for these milestones, which is why we work diligently to honor this privilege. We believe that jewelry and timepieces are more than just accessories; they are treasured for their meaning. We believe that the pieces purchased from jewelry stores should be pieces of art, and that they have the ability to affirm, to uplift, and to inspire. The most transcendent moments in our lives are often told through our jewelry.