Swanson Jewelers is the only store affiliated with the American Gem Society in the greater Arlington area. Swanson Jewelers is one of only three stores in Massachusetts that exhibits a commitment to educational excellence with four AGS title holders on staff - two Certified Gemologist Appraisers, a Registered Jeweler and a Certified Sales Associate. Swanson Jewelers, founded in 1938, is a third generation family owned and operated jeweler in Arlington, Massachusetts. Swanson Jewelers was founded by Carl Swanson who decided early in life that he would always know the right time. The idea formed early in the 20th century in Sweden where he was born. Carl was raised on a farm and attended a country schoolhouse that was a 6 mile round trip walk. On one frigid morning, he arrived at school only to find out that he was over one hour late. He couldn't understand because his watch indicated he was exactly on time. Glancing at the schoolroom clock and at his classmates who were well into their schoolwork, made him quickly realize that he was indeed late.