Grant A. Peacock, Inc. is a third-generation family-run personal services jewelry firm.
Grant A. Peacock Sr. took a job at J.W. Charlton (est. in 1909) after graduating from Princeton in 1916. Mr. Peacock and James Todd assumed control after J. W. Charlton's retirement in the 1920's. They established branch offices in Palm Beach, FL, and on the Rue de la Paix in Paris and kept them open until the 1930s.
In 1943, Mr. Peacock bought the name Charlton and re-named the firm Grant A. Peacock, Inc.
Situated at One East 57th Street in New York's mid-town, the firm established a reputation for hands-on, personalized attention to all aspects of the jewelry business.
Mr. Peacock's eldest son, Grant A. Peacock, Jr. joined the firm in 1947, after service in the US Navy during World War II.
The senior Mr. Peacock retired in 1975.
In 1976, the founder's granddaughter, Kathleen Peacock, joined the firm, along with Richard Battistoni. When Grant Peacock, Jr. retired in 1989, they carried on the tradition. Mr. Battistoni died in 2002.
Kathleen Peacock Benchley has continued the tradition of fine quality creations and restoration for all forms of jewelry.
Currently, she is assisted by her associate Kevin Fournie, a graduate gemologist.
The firm is located at 450 Park Avenue, Suite 1900, New York City.
Business is by appointment only.