HISTORY

PAST

In 1968, a young Nick Tufenkjian arrived in the United States from Europe with hope and a proud family tradition of crafting jewelry.

Growing up working side by side with his father and grandfather, Nick began his trade as soon as his small hands could hold the drills and files used to create theseminiature works of art from gold and gemstones. "Being a jeweler was diffrent in those times:. Nick will tell you if you ask, "jewelry was made by hand, with a torch and the strength of your two hands, not machines and power tools."

Nick started his own small manufacturing shop in Downtown Detroit, Michigan shortly after his arrival to the states. As his talet grew, Nick began to make a name for himself and quickly outgrew the tiny space in an office building. Nick moved to a larger building in Southfield where he had the room to branch out into casting and finishing jewelry bound for retail stores in the Metro Detroit area. In those days, it wasn't uncommon to find his children playing quietly around the shop. I worked long, hard hours then. Having my family around made me remember why I was working so hard, it was all for them. nick remembers with a smile.

In 1977 Nick made the leap into retail sales, opening his first location in Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi Michigan. He filled the store with his own unique creations, competing with the large national jewelry chains by giving his customers something one of a kind, instead of the mass produced merchandise carried by other retailers. No two pieces were exactly alike so every client had a piece they could truly call their own.

Fie years later, in 1982, Nick opened another store at Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights, Michigan, with a third store to follow in 1994 at Fairlane Mall in Dearbornn MI.

In 1992, Nick's son Eddie joined the family business on a full time basis. Although for many years Eddie had been learning the intricacies of the trade from his father, Eddie felt that it was the right time to dedicate himself to the craft. 

Eddie's arrival also brought a few changes in the merchandise carried in the stores, as he brought a fascination with fine timepieces with him. For the first time, exclusive watch lines became an intergal part if the selection in all of the stores. More contemporary designs also made their way into thr showcases as Eddie exercised his own creativity, producing sleek cutting edge jewels unlike anything seen before. Eddie's passion for the most unusual gems available on the market is apparent in the brilliant colors and electric shapes his jewelry embodies.

PRESENT

In 1968, a young Nick Tufenkjian arrived in the United States from Europe with hope and a proud family tradition of crafting jewelry.

Growing up working side by side with his father and grandfather, Nick began his trade as soon as his small hands could hold the drills and files used to create theseminiature works of art from gold and gemstones. "Being a jeweler was diffrent in those times:. Nick will tell you if you ask, "jewelry was made by hand, with a torch and the strength of your two hands, not machines and power tools."

Nick started his own small manufacturing shop in Downtown Detroit, Michigan shortly after his arrival to the states. As his talet grew, Nick began to make a name for himself and quickly outgrew the tiny space in an office building. Nick moved to a larger building in Southfield where he had the room to branch out into casting and finishing jewelry bound for retail stores in the Metro Detroit area. In those days, it wasn't uncommon to find his children playing quietly around the shop. I worked long, hard hours then. Having my family around made me remember why I was working so hard, it was all for them. nick remembers with a smile.

In 1977 Nick made the leap into retail sales, opening his first location in Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi Michigan. He filled the store with his own unique creations, competing with the large national jewelry chains by giving his customers something one of a kind, instead of the mass produced merchandise carried by other retailers. No two pieces were exactly alike so every client had a piece they could truly call their own.

Fie years later, in 1982, Nick opened another store at Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights, Michigan, with a third store to follow in 1994 at Fairlane Mall in Dearbornn MI.

In 1992, Nick's son Eddie joined the family business on a full time basis. Although for many years Eddie had been learning the intricacies of the trade from his father, Eddie felt that it was the right time to dedicate himself to the craft. 

Eddie's arrival also brought a few changes in the merchandise carried in the stores, as he brought a fascination with fine timepieces with him. For the first time, exclusive watch lines became an intergal part if the selection in all of the stores. More contemporary designs also made their way into thr showcases as Eddie exercised his own creativity, producing sleek cutting edge jewels unlike anything seen before. Eddie's passion for the most unusual gems available on the market is apparent in the brilliant colors and electric shapes his jewelry embodies.

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