Locally owned since 1928, Max Lasker came to the US though Ellis Island. He traveled with his brother to Wisconsin where he began his business in downtown Eau Claire. He made it through The Great Depression by creating friendships and bonds within the community. Max was an honorable man who loved that his business brought so much joy to his guests. Max Lasker died in 1963 and his son, Charles Lasker took over the store with the assistance of his Aunt, Geraldine Klein. We still have guests mention what a stylish woman Gerry was. She had a way of making every guest feel special and treasured.

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In 1973, Charles saw a great opportunity when the Blickle Family of Rochester, MN wanted to sell their jewelry store located in the Kahler Grand Hotel across from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Charles purchased the business and called it Lasker Blickle Jewelers. He hired Bob Church in 1973 and Bob ran the Rochester store until his retirement in 2016. The current manager of the Rochester location, Liz Sparacino joined Lasker’s in 2016.

In 1998 Nicole Lasker, Charles’ daughter joined the family business. Nicole worked in Minneapolis for a national jewelry chain and a high‐end boutique jeweler to train her in all aspects of the jewelry industry. Liz Lasker Falkner, Charles’ other daughter began working in Eau Claire in 2011 after a career in hotel sales and seminar planning. Charles Lasker worked until his passing in August of 2016. Lasker Jewelers was not only a career for Charles but a member of his family that he could never leave. He instilled in his daughter’s a strong work ethic, honesty, discipline and most importantly to appreciate our community, customers and staff.

Today, Lasker Jewelers in Eau Claire and Rochester are owned by Nicole and Liz. The Eau Claire stores are managed by Liz and Nicole and the Rochester location is managed by Liz Sparacino. Both locations carry the widest selection of diamond engagement rings, fine jewelry, fashion jewelry, famous Swiss watches, giftware and designer lines. Over the years Laskers has grown into one of the Midwest’s largest and most successful jewelry companies. The reason for our success is based on our reputation as the best place to buy jewelry of the highest quality and best value.