Leeds & Son
73-670 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Monday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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Terry L. Weiner, President & CEO
The precision of exquisitely handcrafted timepieces makes Terry Weiner tick. As the president and CEO of Leeds & Son Fine Jewelers he begins his day often before sunrise. At 4:30am, an auction in Monaco featuring a cache of rare watches commands his attention.
“High-end watchmaking is on the same level as fine automobile manufacturing or fine art,” Weiner explains. “You have to understand the love that goes into individual timepieces that are sometimes one to two years in production.”
The impressive selection at Leeds & Son reflects Weiner’s dedication. The elegant store displays the finest offerings from Rolex, Patek Philippe, Mikimoto, Lazare Kaplan, Frederique Constant, Como Italia, and other elite brands designed for discriminating clientele.
“I could show you watches that people would get on an airplane to come and purchase at our store,” Weiner says. “That’s the magic of El Paseo. It’s truly international.”
Weiner serves as one of six U.S. ambassadors for the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, an organization promoting and serving the age-old craft of watchmaking . He spends much of the year in Europe working closely with manufacturers. He attends conferences, watch shows, and factory tours, researching the latest in timepieces to best serve his knowledgeable clients. “The consumers who walk into Leeds & Son are fashion forward and educated,” Weiner says. “They know what they want when they come in” and they rarely leave empty-handed.
In 1947, the legacy of Leeds & Son Fine Jewelers began when Edward and Eleanore Weiner moved to the Coachella Valley and opened their first jewelry store in downtown Indio. The store name “Leeds” was created by combining the first two letters of both Edward’s and Eleanore’s names.
The family business quickly became a beloved establishment in the valley because of their high quality products, integrity, sincere love of community and winning style. That unique flair, love of community, and commitment to the highest quality jewelry continues today at their flagship luxury store on El Paseo in Palm Desert.
In 1981, ready to retire they sold their company to their son Terry who has since taken the company, along side his sister Riki Stein and her son Brett Stein, to new levels. In 2002, Terry along with business partner Dave Baron and Cleigh Pang opened Baron & Leeds Fine Jewelers in Hawaii and Rolex presented by Baron & Leeds at South Coast Plaza.
The Legacy started by Ed and Eleanore Weiner continues to this day through customer service and extraordinary collections of jewelry and fine watches.