Oldest continuously operating jewelry shop in California to close

Randolph Jewelers was founded in Placerville, CA in 1852 at the height of the gold rush. After 167 years in business, the store is closing, according to owner Charles Stephens.
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Randolph Jewelers was founded in Placerville, CA in 1852 at the height of the gold rush. After 167 years in business, the store is closing, according to owner Charles Stephens.

Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks covers Sacramento County and the cities and suburbs beyond the capital. She’s previously worked at The New York Times and NPR, and is a former Bee intern. She graduated from UC Berkeley, where she was the managing editor of The Daily Californian.