Founder: George Shreve (1828-1893) e.1852
- George and nephew Samuel sailed for the California gold rush.
- Established a jewelry business upon arrival.
- After Samuel’s death George Shreve went on to develop Shreve & Co. into the finest jewelry establishment in the west.
- Moved to the new earthquake-proof building at the corner of Post and Grant streets.
- Silver and decorative items for the home as well as jewelry.