A Long and Proud History.
Over 80 years ago, Simon Karagozian dropped out of school to make charms in Manhattan’s famous Diamond District. He was only 15 years old. He honed those skills; found a love and passion for fine jewelry and eventually became a wholesale jewelry manufacturer throughout the 1940s and 1950s. In the late 1960s, he decided to give retail a try and opened his storefront just north of New York City in Cold Spring, NY. Even years ago, Simon had a love for creating. In fact, his first business card for that store read “Simon Karagozian, Jeweler, Specializing in the Unusual.” If we had to re-create his card today, we couldn’t have said it better.
Eventually, Simon would pass on that passion to his son-in-law and grandsons. Today, everyone lives by that same motto at Jaymark Jewelers.
Now we are but a gemstone’s throw from the original location two miles away. And, we’re proud to be the fourth generation, bringing extraordinary, hand-crafted one-of-a-kind jewelry to the Hudson Valley.
When you walk into the store, you’ll probably meet James.
He is the fourth generation and Simon’s great-grandson. He is also a Graduate Gemologist and taking Jaymark Jewelers to the next level of impeccable service. Taking over the business from his father in 2011, he is committed to bringing the best of the best to this region, and a level of technology their great-grandfather Simon could only dream of.
Today, there’s nothing quite like Jaymark Jewelers. They are artisans who understand and have a love of their craft. James continues to build a reputation of exacting standards and flawless craftsmanship. And a relationship in which their customers feel comfortable and in complete control and development of the design process.
We invite you to step in to our store. We’d welcome the opportunity to meet you and create a piece of fine jewelry or an engagement ring you will treasure forever. We’re proud of what we do. And, we think Simon would be proud, too.