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Meet Ritz Jewelers

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ritz Jewelers.

Ritz Jewelers is a family-owned company started in 1985. Serving the community with high-quality jewelry at wholesale cost to the public for 35 years. Ritz Jewelers started as a wholesale business only selling to retail companies, but eventually opened a small boutique store & began their journey into the retail world. Hampy & Nora Antonian decided to go into the retail world because they love people and making them happy. Nora had her own Parisian dress shop & Hampy was a Pilot when they decided to start in the jewelry business together.

As a loving couple they started the company and began providing those special pieces of jewelry that make the magical moments even brighter. As the years went, more and more people trusted in Ritz to be their personal jeweler due to referrals and the high-quality pieces they provide for such an amazing price. They are genuine people with an actual love for their customers and craft. They pay attention to detail and put their all into making beautiful pieces of jewelry. The store has many ready-made pieces and also specializes in custom jewelry.

Their services also include platinum, gold, diamonds, watches, color stones, jewelry repair, watch repair, & more. They can take care of ALL your jewelry needs. Another Specialty is their engagement ring selection. If you are looking for the perfect wedding ring and perfect center diamond, Ritz Jewelers in Los Angeles is the place to check! Eventually, son, Patrick, took over the family business to keep the legacy alive. His parents have been there for 35 years and he plans to be there for another 35.

Family is very important to the Antonian’s & they treat every customer like family. Now many celebrities consider Ritz Jewelers in Los Angeles their one-stop-shop for jewelry, including Randy Cooke-drummer for Smashmouth,” Bernie Dresil-Grammy award-winning drummer, legendary rapper Ras Kass, actor Danny Trejo, celebrity surgeon Dr. Smiley, ABC Network meteorologist Melissa, MMA fighter Alfred Khashakyan, music producer Eddie Correa, Some of Nipsey Hustles entourage, female rapper Siya, Ini Kamoze, & More… They are also happy to be one of the leading jewelers to all families in the greater Los Angeles area, many of the LAFD, LAPD, & are proud to say they have customers all over the entire nation of America now. Even Shipping items to Japan for American soldiers. Contact them for any of your jewelry inquiries.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Staying relevant and setting yourself apart from other companies in such a huge industry can be challenging. Ritz Jewelers in Los Angeles strives to give you the best quality in product, customer service, & pricing. That is how they have survived so many years in the business and have overcome those challenges and obstacles.

Please tell us more about your business.
Ritz Jewelers specializes in all your jewelry needs. They are employed with GIA certified personnel that are training in finding the best diamond for you at super competitive pricing. Services include Engagement Rings, Color Stones Jewelry, High-end Watches (ie Rolex & more), Earrings, Bracelets, Necklaces, Loose Diamonds & Stones, Jewelry Repair, Watch Repair, & most fun of all, Custom Jewelry. They can create for you anything your heart and mind desire. They have some of the best 3D Designers in the jewelry business and only use the best in biz when it comes to the production of the pieces.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
“Our success comes from knowing the custom is happy” says Owners Patrick & Hampy. “If we can provide the piece that captures our customer’s hearts, then we are heading in the right direction” Continuously looking for better ways to create the jewelry & making sure quality control is held as one of the most important departments in the company separate Ritz Jewelers from the others.

Every step of the process in examined carefully. “We start with a drawn design, then we create a 3D version, then the piece is sent to casting, then it must be cleaned and prepared, then we choose the stones, & finally they are given to the best setters and polishers in business.” Each step must be done to the best of ability to ensure the final product is up to par with the highest standards in the industry. When these criteria and markers are set and achieved, the final product always comes out as a marvelous piece.

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