Andrew Z is a 2nd generation jeweler with over 30 years of jewelry store ownership experience, industry credentials, and a friendly personality. He is an IJO Master Jeweler, a graduate of the prestigious Gemological Institute of America, as well as a graduate, Professional Engineer. Over the past 20 years Andrew has attended many seminars and classes ranging from quartz watch repair to diamond cutting discussions with the world renowned diamond cutter Mr. Gabi Tolkowsky.
The Chamber of Commerce of Anthem has honored Andrew with the "Businessperson of the Year" award in 2010 & the Anthem Community Council bestowed the "Excellence in Community Service" award to Andrew in 2013.
Andrew’s father was a watchmaker, who, at one point, was the owner of 4 jewelry stores in New York and New Jersey. This is where Andrew began his training at around 10 years old, cleaning and stocking cases, and then later helping to manage a store during high school summer vacations. Needless to say, this early grooming eventually led to a long career, with Andrew operating and owning his own successful jewelry store for over 30 years.
Sunshine, family, and maybe a little golf finally brought Andrew to Anthem, Arizona where he can share his knowledge, business contacts, and experience, in a more relaxed environment.