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 have 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 from our original address. 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. “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 the jeweler of choice for people both in the United States and internationally. We are humbled to receive national and international recognition in the jewelry and watch industries for our sterling reputation, exceptional service, integrity, and philanthropy.
We are often part of the moments most significant and defining throughout our customers’ lives. We work diligently to honor this privilege, because we believe that more than just accessories, jewelry and timepieces are treasured for their meaning. We believe that the art we wear has the ability to affirm, to uplift, and to inspire, and that the most transcendent moments in our lives are often told through our jewelry.