Heirloom was established in 1981 as a wholesale supplier of antique and estate jewelry to the trade.

 Heirlooms owner was the designer and instructor of the Antique and Estate Jewelry course in the Gemology department of Santa Ana College in California. That course is still being taught today.

The owner is a certified gemologist of that department and has been buying, selling and appraising jewelry for more than 25 years.