1973

Tom found his passion for selling jewelry when he purchased his first piece at Cowell & Hubbard in 1973.

He ended up working here for 7 years before going on to work for JB Robinson Jewelers for another 7 years and then venturing off to start Thomas Markle Jewelers, where it all started with a faux crocodile briefcase…

1972

1983

In 1983, Tom decided to pursue his lifelong dream of creating Thomas Markle Jewelers.

Without the finances backing him, he made do with his faux crocodile briefcase selling anywhere that would allow: post offices, hair salons, banks, etc.

The alligator theme is still carried on today in our wrapping and gift bags.

1983

1988

In 1988, Thomas Markle Jewelers opens its first location in Kingwood, Texas!

Tom with his first customer.

1988

1990

Thomas Markle Jewelers redesign in 1990.

1990
1995

1995

TMJ Partners with Rolex in 1995! Paving the way for Thomas Markle Jewelers’ pursuit of excellence.

2000

2000

TMJ opens its second location, in Willowbrook during what was one of the hardest years the Houston economy had ever seen.

2008

2008

TMJ Wins Hearts on Fire Southern Retailer of the Year. An accomplishment won just three years after partnering with the iconic brand.

2009

2009

After 5 years in the making, TMJ opens its third location in The Woodlands on Market Street; rounding out all three major locations in North Houston.

2008-2009

A short five years after winning Southern Retailer of the Year, Thomas Markle Jewelers takes home the crown for RETAILER of the YEAR, not once but TWO years in a row!

An accomplishment known around the country and our first major win!

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2012

A lifelong dream, Tom finally launches TMJ Couture, a collection near and dear to his heart.

For those most passionate about fine jewelry, TMJ Couture combines the rarity and heart stopping beauty in a manner anyone with discriminating taste will certainly appreciate.

2012

2014

Thomas Markle Jewelers moves their Champions location to Memorial City.

TMJ builds its first Rolex Corner, designed exclusively for TMJ in Switzerland with their latest design.

2014

2020

After 37 years of providing the world’s finest diamonds and jewelry to the people of Houston, Tom sells TMJ to Sarah and Philip. As second generation owners, Sarah and Philip dedicated to bringing a modern twist to the brand and leading Thomas Markle Jewelers into the future. Sarah and Phil’s presence can already be felt throughout the store and in the company’s many marketing channels.

2017

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