C & H Rauch, Your Family Jeweler, has a tradition that spans over a century.
The Lexington based company was founded in 1887 by two brothers. Charles and Herman Rauch, in Cincinnati, Ohio. C & H Rauch was a wholesale jewelry firm that built its reputation on quality and service before the turn of the century.
In 1952, Robert Cohen, father of current president Harry Cohen, bought the firm and moved it to Lexington, Kentucky. The company began by distributing merchandise to businesses and corporations at wholesale prices. C & H Rauch rapidly evolved from a wholesale jewelry firm into a retail jeweler.
C & H Rauch was taken over by Harry S. Cohen in 1971. Harry quickly began to concentrate on the development of a strong retail business. He branched out from Lexington, throughout central and eastern Kentucky into Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana and Ohio. Presently, C & H Rauch, Your Family Jeweler consist of over 40 units. The corporate headquarters, based in the heart of the Bluegrass, Lexington, Kentucky, houses a jewelry manufacturing/distribution center, an in-house advertising agency an printing company, as well as a state of the art data processing center and an employee education facility.
Ranked as the 7th largest independently, privately owned jewelry chain in the U.S., C & H Rauch has developed from a wholesale jeweler in 1887 to a solid, competitive retailer - a growing force in the jewelry industry today.
It is the policy of C & H Rauch, Your Family Jeweler, to recruit and select applicants for employment solely on the basis of their qualifications. The decision to employ or not to employ is determined first by whether any openings are available, and second, by which applicant best meets the requirements for the open position. The objective is to employ the most qualified people available.
C & H Rauch, Your Family Jeweler's, policies regarding transfer, salary, advancement and promotion are, likewise, based solely on job requirements, job performance, and qualifications. All personnel practices and procedures, including those relating to compensation, benefits, retention, termination, training, self-development opportunities, social and recreational programs, are administered without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin.
The brand is now part of Samuels Jewelers a division of Finlay Enterprises.