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Today we’d like to introduce you to Shant Dakessian.

Simone Dakessian, the founder of Simone & Son Jewelers, always followed his heart and instincts when making a decision. The decision to call his wife and newborn son in France and inform them of his desire to move to the land of opportunity to start a new jewelry business was no different. In 1978, the “Dynamic Duo” opened their retail store in a community of customers who have since become family. Jasmine’s unique ability to hand sketch beautiful pieces along with Simone’s talent of bringing those pieces to life was an innovative concept for that time.

Within a few years, their son Shant began to develop a passion for gems and he pursued a Graduate Gemologist degree. His modern and futuristic vision blended with the traditional art of jewelry making elevated their team and the business. By incorporating 3D designing and prototyping into the process, the family business began to quickly grow into a successful business model with a foundation that involved the customer as an integral part of the creative process.


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