Our History
Chicago’s Jeweler Since 1837

OUR HISTORY

The first registered business and oldest guild jeweler in the Chicago area, C.D.Peacock’s tradition of commitment to quality and service has lasted over 180 years. Part of Chicago’s history since 1837, C.D.Peacock has catered to generations of Chicagoans offering timepieces, fine jewelry and so much more.
  • THE HOUSE OF PEACOCK

    The House of Peacock first opened its doors on February 9, 1837, the same year Chicago (population 4,000) was incorporated as a city. According to one historian, the opening of the city’s first retail jewelry establishment in the small frame building on Lake Street marks Chicago’s passing “from semi-savage conditions to civilization and refinement.”
  • THE HOUSE OF PEACOCK

    The House of Peacock first opened its doors on February 9, 1837, the same year Chicago (population 4,000) was incorporated as a city. According to one historian, the opening of the city’s first retail jewelry establishment in the small frame building on Lake Street marks Chicago’s passing “from semi-savage conditions to civilization and refinement.”
  • THE GREAT CHICAGO FIRE

    When the great fire engulfed the city in 1871, headlines read, “Chicago in Ruin”. Fortunately the House of Peacock survived; all the valuable merchandise had been locked in a fireproof vault (16 in the referencing image).
  • C.D.PEACOCK RECEIVES ITS NAME

    Elijah passed the mantle to his son Charles Daniel, and in 1889, the name was changed to C.D.Peacock.
  • C.D.PEACOCK RECEIVES ITS NAME

    Elijah passed the mantle to his son Charles Daniel, and in 1889, the name was changed to C.D.Peacock.
  • THE EXPANSION

    As the city grew, so did C.D.Peacock, expanding with multiple locations. Each store designed to be a showplace for the finest jewelry, stately time pieces and luxurious gifts.
  • THEN TO NOW

    Proudly serving generations of Chicagoans for over 180 years, it warms our hearts to know that precious heirlooms purchased at C.D.Peacock have been passed down from generation to generation and are with our clients in this present day.
  • THEN TO NOW

    Proudly serving generations of Chicagoans for over 180 years, it warms our hearts to know that precious heirlooms purchased at C.D.Peacock have been passed down from generation to generation and are with our clients in this present day.
  • A NEW FAMILY BUSINESS

    In 1993, C.D.Peacock was purchased by Seymour Holtzman, a prominent businessman and advocate for free trade. Mr. Holtzman served as the National Finance Co-Chairman for the Reagan-Bush Campaign, and was appointed by President Reagan to the United States Department of Commerce’s Industry Policy Advisory Committee for trade policy matters.
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