About the Chapmans

Chapman’s Jewelry was founded in 1964 by Eli Chapman in Detroit, MI. Eli was a WWII army veteran, semi pro basketball player, and married father of six. Eli worked in many fields before finding his niche in fine jewelry. As business grew, beginning with a City of Detroit contract to supply pocket watches to city bus drivers, Eli relied on his four sons; Michael, Arthur, Richard, & Eric to expand Chapman’s. Opening stores on Detroit’s East and West sides.

Eli believed in customer service, long-lasting business relationships, and supplying quality products above all else. These values still govern our business today.

Now in it’s third generation of ownership and more than 50 years since inception, Chapman’s is proud to serve our customers nationwide and beyond through e-commerce while maintaining a strong foundation at our storefront located on the westside of Detroit.