About Piercing Pagoda

What started as a simple dream to help women with ear piercing is now something for people all over to share. Piercing Pagoda has grown from a single retail location to about 780 kiosks today. You might be surprised to learn how Piercing Pagoda got its start.

Pagoda Start

In 1969, the ear piercing trend took off. Women wanted access to ear piercing services, but there weren't a lot of options. Jewelry store owners Bernard and Bertha Cohen used the opportunity to open the first Piercing Pagoda kiosk in the Whitehall Mall in Whitehall, Pennsylvania.

Their venture was an immediate success. Women looking for a convenient way to have their ears pierced would come to the kiosk from up to 100 miles away. Building upon this accomplishment, the Cohens used their core ear piercing service to expand into gold and sterling silver fashion jewelry.

What is Pagoda?

Piercing Pagoda is known as the ear-piercing kiosk leader in shopping malls across the United States and Puerto Rico. Sometimes it is just known as Pagoda. However, it is ear piercing that remains the core business, and it is relied upon to drive traffic. In fact, second and third generations of loyal customers trust Pagoda for its ear-piercing proficiency.

As the nation's largest specialty kiosk retailer, Piercing Pagoda has a history of serving and satisfying jewelry customers. You will find an extensive selection of reasonably priced 10K and 14K gold chains, charms, bracelets, rings and Piercing Pagoda earrings. Pagoda jewelry also includes a variety of silver and diamond jewelry. Piercing Pagoda remains the leader in ear piercing.

Why Shop Pagoda?

There are many reasons to shop Pagoda. The Piercing Pagoda offers a variety of in-store services for customers. Pagoda provides free ear piercing with the purchase of a pair of earrings. You can take advantage of the free layaway plan where you can take 90 days to pay for your purchase.

Many jewelry items sold at Pagoda come with an extended service agreement. If you save your receipt and have a problem with your jewelry, Pagoda will help replace or repair the item.

Piercing Pagoda was acquired by Zales Jewelers in 2000. Pagoda broadened the range of customers by bringing in the consumer who appreciates quality jewelry at entry-level price points. The acquisition provided Piercing Pagoda the opportunity to modernize its look and capitalize on the resources of Zales Jewelers. This helped provide customers with more competitive and desirable products. Piercing Pagoda brings to Zales Jewelers another brand that is the leader in its market.

In 2014, Signet Jewelers acquired Zales and all associated brands, including Gordon's Jewelers, Piercing Pagoda and Peoples Jewellers in Canada. This huge deal brings together some of the best-known and most-beloved brands in jewelry, and the BEST people in the industry. At the heart of all these companies is a passion for helping customers as they "Celebrate Life and Express Love"©.

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With Pagoda, you'll find a unique and cool selection of quality body jewelry. Visit our store locator to find the Pagoda store closest to you.

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