Raffi Jewelers: West Hollywood Only Custom Made Jewelry Storeby Joseph West on August 27, 2012
Raffi Jewelers is one of West Hollywood’s loyal businesses. Established in 1998, Raffi was determined to make a name brand for himself via a neighborhood store that West Hollywood residences can trust.
With the economy changing and Raffi’s old landlord demanding more rent, Raffi needed to move to a different location; but, he was not willing to leave the city of West Hollywood where he had developed many relationships.
Raffi Jewelers found its new home just a few feet away at 8934 Santa Monica Boulevard. Raffi’s Custom Jewelry got a new and improved store front with more square footage and he didn’t need to compromise and leave his favorite city.
Raffi Jewelers is not only a custom made jewelry haven but also manages to sell and repair the finest brands of jewelry and watches. One of their specialities is doing custom work. Clients get to bring their old jewelry and Raffi will redesign it for them. Even better knowing that all work is done on premises.
I personally have been a customer of Raffi Jewelers since the 1998 and followed him to his new location. I can appreciate his business loyalty and remaining the only owner of a custom jewelry store in West Hollywood. Whether you are getting married and want a custom-made piece or redesigning an old special piece of jewelry, or maybe you want to buy a watch or looking to repair your favorite one, Raffi Jewelers is a one-stop shop.
West Hollywood has grown a great deal since 1998 when Raffi Jewelers opened its door. Here is the latest example; the City Council just approved two projects on Melrose Avenue at its recent Monday night meeting. The project is at 8711 Melrose Avenue (2 blocks from Raffi Jewelers) and designed for a three-story, 23,000 square foot building designed for retail and wholesale design showroom space.
This perhaps can bring some new competition for the only custom-made jewelry store in West Hollywood or new clients for Raffi Jewelers to maintain. Either way, the growth is taking place and I trust the local business owners as well as the local residences will support the process.
Pleas share your thoughts or experiences you might of had with Raffi Jewelers especially if you live in or close to West Hollywood.
Photos courtesy of Raffi Jewelers