About Ike Behar
Craftsmanship, quality, elegance, and style are the qualities the Ike Behar brand has been recognized for. The Ike Behar jewelry line represents those qualities with contemporary designs in innovative materials.
Our story began in Havana, Cuba, where Ike Behar's father, Samuel, was a respected tailor who owned a shop called La Confianza (the Confidence). From a young age, the store was something of a second home for Ike, who spent countless hours observing his father's work, while learning as much as possible about the trade. In 1952, at the age of twenty, Ike immigrated to New York City in pursuit of the American Dream. Ike's reputation for quality began to spread, when a young tie-maker named Ralph Lauren approached him at his shop. Ike's expert craftsmanship and style immediately impressed Lauren, who was interested in expanding his business.
Despite the industry's shift toward outsourcing production, Ike saw tremendous opportunity in manufacturing domestically. No company was producing high-quality products that were made in America. Ike saw an opportunity to fill this void and give American consumers the product that they deserved. Although the business has grown tremendously since its inception, our firm commitment to quality and attention to detail have persisted. To this day, every product bearing the Ike Behar label is created by experienced craftsmen.
Currently, Ike Behar's three sons run the company's operations; though, Ike remains actively involved in the business. It is this family atmosphere that has enabled the Ike Behar reputation to endure for half a century. The Behar's truly pour their hearts into the company. As a result, everyone who works at Ike Behar shares the family's energy, enthusiasm and commitment. The prevailing attitude throughout the company is that with continued hard work and dedication to our founding principles Ike Behar will continue to set the industry standard for craftsmanship, quality, elegance, and style for many years to come.