For 85 years, O.C. Tanner Jewelers has been commemorating moments as singular as your own. As Utah’s original jeweler since Obert Clark Tanner founded the company in 1927, we’ve had the honor of celebrating countless milestones—births, graduations, engagements, promotions—each one distinct. We also continue to play a proud part in honoring the moments in between—those incredibly personal just-because occasions that make up the fabric of a life.
A Story of Vision
The History of O.C. Tanner Jewelers
Obert Clark Tanner was 1/1. An original spirit with a philanthropist’s heart and an artist’s soul, he always did things a little differently. Obert established the O.C. Tanner Company in 1927 in Salt Lake City and spent much of his career working toward the creation of the world’s most beautiful jewelry store, something worthy of its setting amid so much natural splendor. Obert’s singular vision and unexpected choices helped foster great beauty in the Salt Lake community, beauty that continues to enrich its citizens today.Read More
The youngest of 10 children, Obert pursued a unique course, exploring what would become a lifelong interest in human connection. Even while he and his nephew, Norm Tanner, nurtured their jewelry company, Obert became a professor of philosophy and religious studies, teaching at Stanford and the University of Utah, and holding fellowships at Oxford and Cambridge.
Deeply committed to cultivating beauty and human connection in his community, Obert chaired the commission that planned Abravenel Hall, the Utah Art Center and the restoration of Capitol Theater. He also donated countless fountains—jewels to adorn an urban landscape—all across the Salt Lake Valley and beyond.
Today, this commitment to beauty and humanity still lies at the heart of O.C. Tanner Jewelers, just as it did Obert’s time. We’re proud to further Obert’s legacy by actively engaging in the Salt Lake and Park City communities. And, we’re honored to help people like you commemorate moments of connection in your own life story.
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