The Zale Corporation, most commonly known as Zales, is a jewelry retailer located in the United States founded in Wichita Falls, Texas, in the year 1924. The Zale brothers instituted a credit plan whereby customers could pay "a penny down and a dollar a week," making jewelry and other merchandise affordable for the average working American. The current location of their headquarters can be found in Irving, Texas. Currently, there are well over 744 Zales, 130 Zales outlets and more from the other companies they own. Employed within these numerous locations are 12,500 people. Zales specializes in selling luxury jewelry such as diamond rings for engagements and weddings, bracelets and necklaces and more.