LUX Awards: Best Jeweler Nominees

Jew·el·er // ˈjo͞o(ə)lər // noun: a person or company that makes or sells jewels or jewelry.


Ara Karkazian Watch & Jewelry Company - As the Central Valley’s Engagement Ring Headquarters, Ara Karkazian Watch & Jewelry Company has been “Rocking Her World”, and the Central Valley for nearly 40 years now.  They have established themselves as the leading authority on all things diamonds, gems, and watches. With the latest laser welding and microscope technology, not only can they repair your most treasured items to make it look like new, they can also create custom jewelry and watches.


The Vault Fine Jewelers - The Vault opened its doors in 1987 as an upscale fashion jewelry store keeping up with the latest fashions in jewelry. Located in Fig Garden Village, The Vault has evolved as a full service jeweler. Owners Gary and Elaine Yervan bring a mixture of talents to their business. Gary is the trusted family jeweler. His commitment to customer service in unsurpassed by all others as the only place to comfortably leave your fine jewelry. Whether it is a birthday, anniversary or that special wedding ring The Vault will help create the memories you will always treasure.


Albert Kaz Jewelry - Established in 1989, Discover Jewelry has been designing and manufacturing fine jewelry and supplying major distributors, wholesalers, and high-end retailers. Our manufacturing has enabled us to provide expert craftsmanship, quality merchandise, and superior service. We have become synonymous in our industry with the highest standards of ethics and product perfection. We are well known for our unique wedding rings, fancy handmade link bracelet and necklace collection, unique pearl settings and custom designs.

Transitioning from a manufacturing company to a retail store in 2005 in Fresno, California, Albert Kaz Jewelry was established. Working with customers directly to design unique pieces was a new path being paved while the manufacturing continued alongside. Today, Albert Kaz Jewelry prides itself on the custom designs it brings to life as well as the personal connections developed with esteemed clientele.


Wickersham Company - Wickersham Jewelers Incorporated was established in 1901 by C.W. Wickersham. As one of Bakersfield’s first jewelry stores Wickersham Jewelers quickly became the city’s foremost jeweler. Wickershams was founded on the principles of honesty, integrity and quality. This foundation carries through today after more than a century in the jewelry business.

Wickersham Jewelers maintains a beautifully landscaped building next to a shimmering lake, which houses its showroom and design and manufacturing facilities. This serene environment provides inspiration for its designers to create some of the most unique jewelry masterpieces available. Wickershams uses only 18 karat gold and platinum to create its masterpieces. Starting from the finest pure gold and platinum, master craftsman create unique alloys to fabricate jewelry that anyone will treasure. Utilizing traditional hand-fabrication and casting as well as high tech computer aided design, computerized milling, and laser technology, Wickersham Jewelers is able to produce some of the most precise and intricate designs available in the world today.


Orloff Jewelers - For 59 years, Orloff Jewelers has been serving the Fresno community. Located in Fig Garden Village in our 5,400 sq. ft. store next to Patrick James, Orloff Jewelers is owned by James and Mary Ann Orloff, second-generation owners who carry on the traditions of quality, value and customer service that have always set Orloff Jewelers apart.


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