Retailer Spotlight

A&J Jewelers

Ashok and Jody Taank immigrated to the U.S. in 1984. Like most immigrants new to the country, they had very little money, few friends, and no banking relationships with which to start a new business. Ashok worked for another jeweler and saved enough to finally open the doors of A&J Jewelers in 1986.

Ashok and Jody spent their life savings in order to begin their "American Dream" but money was often tight and difficult to obtain. To help save money, Ashok and Judy built their own wall displays, work benches, and even hand carved their own ring pads from wood. It was their strong work ethic and "can do" attitude that helped them break through the barriers that most small businesses couldn't overcome.

When they finally gained a firm financial footing, they were able to expand their inventory and hire new staff. As new technologies and techniques developed within the jewelry industry, Ashok and Jody embraced the changes, learning new and better ways to do business.

A&J Jewelers proudly carries designs by fellow members of the American Gem Society, as well as designing their very own custom creations. Below are a few custom designs by A&J Jewelers that we love! Click on the images to get a closer view.

Custom earrings
Custom dangle earrings.
custom earrings and matching pendant
Custom ring with a matching pendant.
Custom Omega Slide
Custom Omega necklace slide.
Custom earrings
The "X" marks the spot with these custom earrings!