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Monday - Wednesday: 10:00 - 5:00 PM

Thursday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday, 10:00 - 4:00 PM

Sunday, Closed

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The Complete Story of Burdeen's Jewelry

Back in 1980, Dennis and Sandy Burdeen broke ground in the Jewelry industry with meager resources, but held fast to a rich dream. They appreciated all of the finer things life had to offer and foresaw grand visions of success in jewelry design and sales. To begin, they created ornate pins and necklaces, operating from their suburban home while their two sons played in the next room. Dennis worked at night to refine his skills, apprenticing under the finest European artisans in Chicago. By day, he and Sandy hit the art show circuit where in 1982 their designs and custom pieces were picked up by Nieman Marcus.

“There is nothing more rewarding than watching our clients’ joyful response when picking up a piece we hand-created for them, or hearing romantic tales of their heirloom pieces we’ve restored or recreated.” Dennis Burdeen immediately realized working directly with his clients truly rewarded him more than the uncongenial wholesale side of the industry and 1983, Burdeen’s Jewelry founded their first location in the North Shore suburb of Buffalo Grove. By the time they retired, the store had grown from 600 square feet to 3,000 - 5x their original footprint. 

A second generation of Burdeens begin their journey

Thirty years later, Matthew Burdeen shares similar auspicious goals that only further validate the transformation path he began charting nearly two decades ago while earning his Graduate Gemologist degree and working under his father. It was a path that had little to do with inheritance and everything to do with innovation, talent and hard work. In 1994, Matthew joined the family business and began work on his Graduate Gemologist Degree. Two years later, his brother Jason also joined the family business after receiving his Graduate Jewelers Degree from the prestigious Gemological Institute of America. Jason brought with him knowledge of manufacturing and design that catapulted Burdeen's Jewelry into the world of haute custom jewelry - a world it hasn't left since. Since Dennis and Sandy’s retirement in 2009, the Burdeen’s elegant concepts and family-jeweler legacy has been the way into the future. 

As a partner in life and also in business, Rada Burdeen, Matt’s wife, soon confidently left behind her career in human resources and business administration within corporate America to support and foster the growth of the new Burdeen’s Jewelry by managing the operational and financial aspects of the family’s venture.

“Since my advent, I have made it my priority to refine and build upon the elements my parents set forth for our success. Customer service is and always will be paramount, and with that first all other things follow. We take immense pride in our selection and service; there is not a single piece in our collection that we don’t love! These concepts make for an honest and uncomplicated exchange. Our goal is to build long-lasting relationships. We accomplish this by providing the best experience, offering the most remarkable jewelry and timepieces imaginable, and all at the most reasonable prices,” states Matthew. 

Looking forward, Matthew felt that in order to provide a level of quality that would meet or exceed international designers, Burdeen’s first expansion back in 2003 would include the acquisition of their own custom design and manufacturing facility. Now in its tenth year of operation, the Burdeen’s studio employs designers and craftsmen with graduate jeweler, gem and diamond degrees. World renowned skill and expertise have set an unsurpassed standard of quality at Burdeen’s, at the international level they strive for, but at a much more reasonable price point for their clients.

In early 2008, the Buffalo Grove, IL company, then known as “The Local Family Jeweler”, entered the national arena and grew both their clientele and product offering through exclusive collaboration with prominent luxury timepiece manufacturers such as Ulysse Nardin, Breitling, Chopard, Omega and A. Lange & Söhne. In addition, Burdeen’s now boasts the largest pre-owned fine timepiece collection in Chicago, with pieces ranging from $1,000-$100,000, answering the demand for purveyors by collectors and enthusiasts.


Combining decades of experience and true passion for design, Matthew and Rada travel the world to find the most sought-after, exquisite designs to proudly present one of the most enticing and memorable jewelry collections available. Our “Always Custom” mantra solidified the Burdeen’s mission; ‘to provide the most discriminating client the luxury of a high-quality jewelry selection with fair pricing and unequivocal service’, and with such, has further established their foothold as a leader in the industry. Burdeen’s presents both the beautiful, timeless pieces filled with tradition and the modern, unique selections for the truly sophisticated.

 Burdeens Addition 


New Addition, New Plans

Now established as a go-to source for cutting-edge fashions, impeccable service, and trusted family-jeweler warmth and familiarity, the Burdeen’s have laid out plans to expand even further than ever imagined. Their dream will permit clients the lavish shopping experience that they deserve. In 2013 we opened our luxurious, custom-built 6,000 square foot addition. In just four years, we have already outgrown its original floorplan. With an exhilarating and dynamic gallery for clients to visit, Burdeen’s will emerge to a bright future as Chicagoland's exclusive jewelry destination.


New Era, New Timepiece Boutiques

To further establish ourselves in the Chicago metropolitan market, Burdeen's Jewelry is expanding beyond the Lake Shore and moving into River North and the Gold Coast with three new watch boutiques at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Located at 11 E. Walton St. at the corner of North State Street and East Walton Street, the A. Lange & Söhne Boutique Chicago, IWC Boutique Chicago, and the Panerai Boutique Chicago will all be presented by Burdeen's Jewelry. Each will be exclusive to their particular brands and feature the finest A. Lange & Söhne, IWC and Panerai watches in the world. We will host the lone boutiques in the Midwest and have a specially trained staff for each brand at our new Waldorf Astoria locations.



 11:00AM - 6:00PM
TUESDAY   11:00AM - 6:00PM
WEDNESDAY  11:00AM - 6:00PM
THURSDAY  11:00AM - 6:00PM
FRIDAY 11:00AM - 6:00PM 
SATURDAY  11:00AM - 5:00PM
SUNDAY   12:00PM - 5:00PM


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1151 West Lake Cook Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Tel: +1 847 459 8980

909 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Tel: +1 312 752 3201

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