About Us

Our History

Mayors is a member of the Birks Group, a leading retailer with 46 luxury jewelry stores in the United States and Canada. The Birks Group operates 17 stores under the Mayors brand in Florida and Georgia, 26 stores under the Maison Birks brand in most major markets in Canada, two retail locations in Calgary and Vancouver under the Brinkhaus brand and one retail location in Orlando under the Rolex brand.

We invite you to be a part of a prestigious and passionate team of professionals that continue to be the indisputable leader in diamonds, fine jewelry and luxury timepieces in Florida and Georgia.

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1947
1960
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2017

1910

Mayors was founded in 1910 by Samuel Mayor Getz.

1947

After relocating to Florida, Samuel Mayor Getz’s son, Irving Getz, began working at the store after returning from service during World War II, and he took over the business.

1960

Irving Getz opened additional Mayors stores in area shopping malls.

1980

Irving's son, Samuel A. Getz, began working with the company full-time in 1980, as Mayors continued to add to its presence in South Florida.

1994

In 1994 Mayors merged with Atlanta-based Maier & Berkele, founded in the late 1800s, which brought four locations in Atlanta metropolitan.

2002

In 2002, Mayors joined the Birks Group.

2017

Today, Mayors is the premier luxury retailer of fine jewelry and timepieces in the southeast United States. Mayors represents a heritage of trust, uncompromising quality and the highest level of client service. For over 100 years, we have been celebrating life’s special moments with the perfect gift, day after day, generation after generation.

It’s more than just being a part of a team; it’s more like being a part of a family. I know that I can count on all of my colleagues’ knowledge and help, whenever I need it, and they can count on me when they need assistance also.

– Angel Aviles, Sales Professional, Florida Mall

Who we are today

For over 100 years , we have been creating luxury experiences for clients.

We have 17 stores in Florida and Georgia.

We offer the Mayors Experience that creates life long, meaningful client relationships.

The Mayors “family” demonstrates this commitment to excellence through our passion and dedication to our clients and to each other.

We work as a team to deliver an unparalleled client experience.

I love working for Mayors because I get the opportunity to be part of someone else’s Celebration.

– Maritza Coron, Sales Professional, Dadeland Mall

Our values

SERVICE

Clients come first!

DEVELOPING TALENT

Recruiting, developing and retaining the best talent

respect

Treating all employees and partners with respect and trust

INTEGRITY

Conducting business professionally and with the utmost integrity

EXCELLENCE

Striving for excellence in all that we do

PASSION & TEAMWORK

A commitment to a culture that promotes a passion for teamwork, continuous improvement, quality, creativity and social responsibility

OUR VISION

To be the House of Brands

OUR MISSION

To be #1 retailer of luxury watches and jewelry in the United States through:
• Superior client service
• Prestigious jewelry & fine timepiece brands

Meet Our CEO

"We believe in the promise of a brighter tomorrow. "

- Jean-Christophe Bédos

Born in Morocco, Mr Bédos lived in France and England until 2012. He now resides in Montreal, Canada with his wife and four children. He is a skilled brand builder within the luxury retail sector, who brings a very relevant background having spent his entire career for thirty years within the high-end watch and jewellery industry.

In 2012, Jean-Christophe Bédos, formerly head of international jewellery house, Boucheron, took the helm as Birks’ President and Chief Executive Officer, refining the brand’s focus on fine jewellery and setting the gold standard for private label designs. Bédos spearheaded a focus on Canadian pride through an exploration of the country’s vast natural and cultural landscapes. Spotlighting Canadian-sourced gemstones and designs influenced by nature, Birks unveiled a new corporate identity in 2013.

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