Hawaii’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Thundering Seas Jewelers

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Thundering Seas Jewelers is an award winner for jewelry stores in 2019.

If you are looking for a trusted, local jewelry store, look no further than this award-winning company!

Thundering Seas Jewelers has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.80 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.02 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three jewelry stores in Hawaii!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“This jeweler store is the BEST ever! They know their business and put only the highest quality work into their pieces. I love these guys!” – G.R.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Thundering Seas Jewelers is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Jewelry Store

We were excited to learn all about Thundering Seas Jewelers and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Manager, Evan Clark.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Thundering Seas Jewelers stand apart from its competitors. Evan told us about how important transparency and trust are to them. He said:

“One of the things we do differently is that we try to be 100 percent honest and transparent with everybody. There’s a lot of worry and skepticism in our industry about trustworthiness, so just developing an honest relationship with customers is really our mission statement.”

One of the ways they have worked on building trust with their clients has been by doing all of their work in-house. Evan said:

“We do everything in-house. We don’t send anything out, and that is something that other stores don’t offer. They typically send repairs to the mainland, and that makes a lot of people uncomfortable — mailing grandma’s diamond to who knows where. And we’re the people who actually do the work, developing personal relationships with the customers and making sure they leave happy. That’s our objective.”

When we asked Evan about the Thundering Seas Jewelers business mission, he told us that they are not just about making a sale, but instead focus on making sure their customers get exactly what they want. He shared:

“It seems like, at a lot of other jewelry stores, their objective is to sell lines of credit, and all they care about is closing a deal. That’s not what we do. We’re about making sure they get specifically and exactly what they’re looking for, not just that they buy something.”

Building Success Through Honest Work

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Thundering Seas Jewelers has spread the word about who they are and what they do through word of mouth and networking. They also make sure to take the time to get involved and help out in their community.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Thundering Seas Jewelers has managed to. We asked if Evan could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Honesty is key.”


Congratulations to Thundering Seas Jewelers for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Evan for taking the time to speak with us!

Hawaii’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Greenleaf Diamonds

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Greenleaf Diamonds is a 2019 award winner for jewelry stores in Hawaii!

With a wide selection of jewelry and more than 20 years of experience on their side, you won’t find a better jewelry store to turn to than Greenleaf Diamonds.

Greenleaf Diamonds has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.96 stars, earning them a fantastic Rating Score™ of 95.64 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five jewelry stores in all of Hawaii!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews that got them there:

“I had a wonderful experience working with Andreas. I visited Greenleaf in the Shops at Wailea, where I fell in love with a pair of zircon earrings. The original mountings, while beautiful, were too formal for my needs, so Andreas graciously offered to remount the stones in a custom setting at a very reasonable cost. The new earrings look exactly as I envisioned, and the craftsmanship is excellent.”

Not Your Average Jewelry Store

We wanted to learn what makes this award-winning business tick, so we took a few minutes to talk with Andre Sengul, the owner of Greenleaf Diamonds.

To kick off our conversation, we asked Andre about what it is that makes Greenleaf Diamonds unique compared to the many other jewelry stores in Hawaii. Andre told us:

“No one has our selection; we carry 2,000 pieces in each store. The variety and experience we offer are second to none.”

We also asked Andre about the Greenleaf Diamonds mission and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s his response:

“The mission is to not just sell jewelry but to have our customers come back. We want to build a relationship with them and for them to remember us when they think of jewelry.”

Building Success by Caring About Their Customers

Andre credits Greenleaf Diamonds’ strong online reputation to the fact that they care about their customers more than they care about their jewelry, which makes their customers feel compelled to go online and write a review.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Greenleaf Diamonds has grown through advertising on social media and in some local magazines, as well as word of mouth, which is where most of their business comes from.

There are many business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s Andre’s expert advice for them:

“Be genuine with the customers, and be really good to them. You can’t fail if you do that.”


Congratulations to Greenleaf Diamonds for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Andre, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Greenleaf Diamonds. Visit their website today!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Hurdle’s Jewelry

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Hurdle’s Jewelry is a 2019 award winner for jewelry stores in Colorado!

With a wide selection of jewelry and a range of services to choose from, there’s no better jewelry store to turn to in Boulder than Hurdle’s Jewelry.

Hurdle’s Jewelry has received almost 100 reviews on five verified sites with an average rating of 4.92 stars, earning them an amazing Rating Score™ of 99.20 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five jewelry stores in all of Colorado!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I went in with a very specific idea of what I wanted but no idea of how to make it a reality. Erica was very helpful and made sure I understood the whole process, giving me all of the options and letting me make the decision about which one was best for me. It was a great experience, and I got a beautiful, custom piece of jewelry!” – Carlos L.

Not Your Average Jewelry Store

Keith Hurdle, the owner of Hurdle’s Jewelry, generously gave us a few minutes of his time to tell us about this one-of-a-kind business and its award-winning online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets Hurdle’s Jewelry apart from the many other jewelry stores in Colorado. Here’s Keith’s response:

“We handpick all of our merchandise. We pick what we think is the right quality, value and style. We also do full custom work. We are not just come-in-and-shop store. We are a come-in-and -build-a-relationship store, and we will do whatever we can do to help.”

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Hurdle’s Jewelry and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Keith had to say:

“Our mission is to provide great quality products and service to our community.”

Building Success Through Next-Level Service

When we asked Keith about Hurdle’s Jewelry’s secret to such a strong online reputation, he said:

“We provide the service, and they go and leave reviews on their own.”

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Hurdle’s Jewelry has spread the word about who they are and what they do through advertising at local events, billboards on buses and word of mouth.

Clearly, Keith knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s his expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Do the right thing. Be honest and ethical. Pick the right merchandise to sell.”


Congratulations to the team at Hurdle’s Jewelry for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Keith, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Hurdle’s Jewelry in Boulder. Visit their website today!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Abby Sparks Jewelry

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Abby Sparks Jewelry is a 2019 award winner for jewelry stores in Colorado!

For stunning, one-of-a-kind jewelry custom-made just for you, there’s no better option than Abby Sparks Jewelry in Denver.

Abby Sparks Jewelry has received more than 100 reviews with an average rating of 4.87 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 98.72 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five jewelry stores in all of Colorado!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Abbey has some amazing and authentically beautiful pieces of jewelry. She incorporates high-end and, sometimes, rare jewels with exquisite materials, such as white gold. These unique gems are perfect for when you really want to make a statement to that someone special. My partner said it’s the most beautiful and sentimental present I’ve ever given. I would highly recommend that you check them out!” – Don M.

Not Your Average Jewelry Store

We wanted to learn all about Abby Sparks Jewelry and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Marketing Associate, Kelsey Dickinson.

The first question we had for Kelsey was what is it that sets Abby Sparks Jewelry apart from their competition in Colorado. Here’s Kelsey’s response:

“We are not a jewelry store; we don’t have any inventory or any jewelry to sell. Each piece we make is created for just one person, is made only one time and is created for their aesthetic, their style, their personality and their unique relationship.”

Kelsey went on to say:

“Abby started Abby Sparks Jewelry because she felt like the jewelry industry was broken. We buy jewelry for ourselves and gift it to loved ones to celebrate life’s biggest moments: finding your soulmate, wedding anniversaries, births, graduation — the absolute biggest personal and professional milestones. And yet, the jewelry buying process is totally impersonal. She wanted to create a different experience, not a jewelry store; we deserved another option. She created Abby Sparks Jewelry, the anti-jewelry store, with nothing for you to buy and only things to muse about and make. She opted for a design studio instead of a traditional store because each one of us is one-of-a-kind and totally magical just as we are, and our jewelry should reflect that, especially for the big moments.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Abby Sparks Jewelry and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Kelsey had to say:

“It’s not about jewelry designed around the ‘Abby Sparks’ vision, or what we like or want to be branded as. It’s jewelry designed around you, your story, your values and your style. Because sometimes, the little things ARE the big things.”

Abby herself, the owner, added:

“Every single one of us has our own unique combination of personality and soul attributes. Add to that, your personal story, all of the trials, tribulations and experiences, and that’s pure magic in my eyes. Then, when you find your person, well then, we have something that has never existed before. And oh man, that spark can move mountains! No connection is the same; no love is the same, and no two people are the same. This is the flicker that started my business and the north star that guides it and me today. My company exists for those looking for jewelry with meaning, made just for my clients’ unique stories, for their magical connections and for their spark.”

Building Success b Getting to Know Clients

Kelsey attributes Abby Sparks Jewelry’s strong online reputation to their commitment to getting to really seeing their clients and getting to know them on a deeper level instead of just trying to sell them something:

“Getting great feedback starts with giving people a reason to give great feedback. We’re not trying to sell our clients on anything; we make them feel seen and often get to know them on a much deeper level. The nature of what we do, and the pieces we create, is so personal and celebrates some of the biggest moments in our clients’ lives. We create an experience where they can celebrate that to the fullest without being judged, feeling pushed into something, or being sold a product that doesn’t seem to fit the importance of that situation. After the piece is created and finished, we do leave a little card in our client’s packet asking them, if they wish, to leave us a review so that others like them can have the same great experience. We’ll also follow up with an email after a few weeks, checking in on them and sharing links that allow them to remain a part of our community.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Abby Sparks Jewelry has gotten their name out there through the great relationships they’ve formed with their clients the events they hold at their space and their guerilla approach to marketing, which includes distributing stickers out in the community.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Abby Sparks Jewelry has. Here’s Kelsey’s expert advice for them:

“Learn to speak to people’s pain instead of just pushing products, service features or benefits. Everyone is pushing a product. What’s going to make you stand out in all of the noise is actually talking to people like they talk. That’s where the value lies in your product or service — in alleviating peoples’ pains. Make them feel seen and heard, so that then your product or service can be of interest and of help. You provide value to people by empathizing with them and walking in their shoes. Also, Google is God. Play by Google’s rules when building a website and creating content around SEO (search engine optimization) keywords and phrases.”


Congratulations to the team at Abby Sparks Jewelry for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Kelsey, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Abby Sparks Jewelry in Denver. Visit their website today!

New Hampshire’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Bellman’s Jewelry Store

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Bellman’s Jewelry Store is a two-time 2019 award winner in New Hampshire!

When you want a wide selection of quality jewelry and superior customer service, you want Bellman’s Jewelry Store in Manchester.

Bellman’s Jewelry Store has received almost 150 reviews on five verified sites with an average rating of 4.85 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 98.52 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being ranked among the top 50 businesses and the top five jewelry stores in all of New Hampshire!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I had an extremely positive experience with Justin Krall. I had shopped around jewelry that I had inherited. Justin not only gave me the best price; he also educated my on the pieces and let me know all of my options. I would highly recommend going to visit Justin if you are looking to sell your jewelry.” – B.R.

Not Your Average Jewelry Store

We wanted to learn more about this two-time award winner and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Alex Bellman, second-generation Vice President of Bellman’s Jewelry Store.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Bellman’s Jewelry Store a one-of-a-kind jewelry store in New Hampshire. Here’s what Alex had to say:

“We go through each and every step of the process, so that our customers know 100 percent of what they are buying. We educate them tremendously, so they know how to read a diamond grading sheet! That way, even if they don’t choose us, they know what diamond to get and why. We have a non-commission staff! There is a reason why we don’t pay commission; we would love to have the business grow because we are willing to learn in the short-term in order to win in the long-run.”

We also asked Alex what their mission is at Bellman’s Jewelry Store and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s his response:

“Our mission is to make sure people are getting the best quality product at the best price! Everything in jewelry is extremely emotional; we strive to make sure there is no emotional strain and that they will 100-percent agree with our slogan, which is, ‘It’s a matter of trust.’ We take pride in the quality of the work and the rapport we build with our clients. It is always my favorite to have a customer come in when they are really timid and really scared, and to just see their walls come down and have them be super excited… Seeing the look of overwhelming joy and tremendous excitement makes this all worth it!”

Alex went on to tell us about their community involvement, which includes sitting on certain boards and giving money, time and jewelry to more than 60 charities.

Building Success by Providing a Positive Customer Service Experience

Alex attributes Bellman’s Jewelry Store’s strong online reputation to their commitment to always providing a positive customer service experience:

“We will do anything to make our clients happy! We make sure every customer leaves in the best possible mood! Our goal is to do what’s right… We care about our customers’ days and how they are feeling. If someone comes in a week before their wedding, we will do anything in our power to get them the ring on time, including driving the ring to the venue! Very few stores have a chance in beating us overall! We focus on quality…”

Alex added:

“One of the main things we focus on is reminding every customer to please write a review…”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Bellman’s Jewelry Store has gotten their name out there by encouraging their customers to tag them on Instagram and Facebook, as well as by focusing on reputation management.

Every business owner wants to build the kind of online reputation Bellman’s Jewelry Store has. When we asked Alex what advice he has for those business owners, he said:

“Every customer has to leave a review. Make it easy for them. We always follow up with the customer, and we send out a free appraisal… They have to have the best experience to write a review. You have to blow their minds; then, you have to remind them to write a review.”

Alex ended our conversation on this thankful note:

“Thank you to my staff; we could not function this way without exceptional staff. It would just not be possible. I am so happy to have staff like this…”


Congratulations to the team at Bellman’s Jewelry Store for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Alex, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Bellman’s Jewelry Store in Manchester. Visit their website today!

New York’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Aurum Jewelers

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Aurum Jewelers is a 2019 award winner for jewelry stores in New York!

With an extensive collection of antique, vintage and estate jewelry, as well as the ability to create custom pieces, you won’t find a better jewelry store in Buffalo than Aurum Jewelers.

Aurum Jewelers has received hundreds of reviews on five verified sites with an average rating of 4.91 stars, earning them a magnificent Rating Score™ of 99.12 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five jewelry stores in all of New York!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“On a recommendation from another satisfied client, I took my engagement ring to Aurum to be resized. Paul was very courteous and professional and took the time to understand what I was looking for. I was told by several people that resizing rose gold was too much of a hassle for many, and someone even suggested exchanging the ring I had picked for white gold because finding someone willing to work with rose gold would be difficult. I knew my ring was in good hands, and I could not be happier with the result. I highly recommend paying Aurum a visit and will definitely be doing business with them again in the future.” – Julie M.

A One-of-a-Kind Jewelry Store’s Secret to a Strong Online Reputation

Aurum Jewelers has managed to build the kind of reputation any business owner would envy, and to learn a little more about that reputation and this one-of-a-kind business, we sat down with the owner and President, Paul Michaels.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Aurum Jewelers unique compared to the many other jewelry stores in New York. Paul told us:

“We try to give the very finest quality. I’ve been in business for 55 years and studied jewelry design. Our prices are competitive. Other stores are trying to give what they consider to be the best prices, but they’re giving medium quality. Each customer interaction is personalized. We seek to truly connect, establish trust and understand each individual vantage point, and we tailor everything from there so that the customer gets exactly what he or she is looking for and remains confident and satisfied with their purchase. Our customers often receive more than just what they purchase, including history lessons, gemological explanations, design advice and laughter.”

Paul went on to say:

“Even online, we do everything in our power to connect with our customers and to make every interaction as personalized as possible, including encouraging phone conversations with the owner and following up after they receive their package to make sure they love everything as much as they thought they would. And if not, we work together to come to a mutual resolution.”

When we asked what the secret is to such a solid online reputation at Aurum Jewelers, Paul pointed to the fact that he’s married to his business:

“I live, eat and breathe it; it’s the most important thing in my life. I bend over backward and then some to make sure my clients are happy. I’m blessed with clients who are sophisticated, wonderful individuals. It encourages me to give better customer service, prices and quality. I have no interest in retiring. I think it comes down to the level of genuine connection and very personalized customer service we strive for with each interaction. We develop relationships with our customers, and once that is established, they seem to be happy to share their experience with us as well as prospective customers through our online presence.”

Making the World a Better Place by Giving Back

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Aurum Jewelers and how they work to make the world a better place. Paul told us about the many ways Aurum Jewelers gives back, including giving gift certificates to local charities, giving a percent of their profits to charity and writing out checks to worthwhile charities, including Albright Knox Art Gallery, Hospice, Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies, Pick of the Crop Ballet Company, Burchfield Penny Art Center, Jewish Family Services, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Gay and Lesbian Youth Services, Police Athletic League and Kaleida Health Care Systems.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Aurum Jewelers has grown through social media, advertising and photography, but according to Paul, they thrive on personal recommendations, word of mouth and their status as a family jeweler, passing down through generations and generations of families.

Paul also told us that they work hard to ensure that their reputation is a reflection of their values:

“The adage, ‘actions speak louder than words,’ is something we truly believe in. We make sure that we follow through with what we say we will do.”

It’s clear that Paul knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s his expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Come in early; stay late; work hard; be honest; give 110 percent.”


Congratulations to the team at Aurum Jewelers for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

We highly recommend Aurum Jewelers in Buffalo. Visit their website today!

New York’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Forever Diamonds NY

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Forever Diamonds NY is an award winner for jewelry stores in 2019.

For a gorgeous, high-quality, and truly unique piece of jewelry, look no further than this award-winning company!

Forever Diamonds NY has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across six different verified sites with an average rating of 4.91 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 99.08 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking as one of the top 100 businesses and one of the top three jewelry stores in New York!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“We’re a couple from Australia who always knew we wanted something of the highest quality in a timeless and unique piece. Having looked in Dubai, Singapore, London, and countless other places, we finally stumbled across [Forever Diamonds NY] and their masterpieces. Every single one of their diamonds is beautiful, and the piece they created for us was everything I ever dreamed of and more. Thank you so much!! You patiently explained everything to me every step of the way, and never once was I stressed. I will recommend you to absolutely all of my friends!” – L.W.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Forever Diamonds NY is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Jewelry Store

We were excited to learn all about Forever Diamonds NY and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with company CTO, Jacob.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Forever Diamonds NY stand apart from its competitors. Jacob told us about their commitment to quality and service, saying:

“Quality is what we pride ourselves on! Our customer service is second to none! We consistently go above and beyond the expectations of each and every client!”

Jacob went on to tell us about the experience and excellence they are able to provide. He said:

“The owner has been in the business for 40 years and pays attention to details like no other jeweler in New York! Here, we treat everyone like a friend, and we build a truly lasting relationship with them! All of our rings are hand-crafted here in New York and are truly one-of-a-kind pieces. We use a 3-D printer, so we can show you tangible models of your fully customized piece.”

We asked Jacob about the Forever Diamonds NY business mission, and he said:

“Our mission is to give everybody the highest possible quality engagement ring! We do not cut any corners in this shop! We spend a lot of time making sure that we are the right fit for our customers, and vice versa! We are creating life-long bonds and are spreading happiness and confidence!”

Building Success With Quality

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Forever Diamonds NY has managed to. We asked if Jacob could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Work harder than the competition. Produce the best quality products at the most reasonable price! You must put your passion and absolute best into this every day!”

Jacob ended our chat with these touching words of gratitude:

“Thank you to all our past and future friends and clients! We would not be here without all of you! If you want a truly high end, unique, one-of-a-kind, and unforgettable jewelry purchasing experience, look no further.”


Congratulations to Forever Diamonds NY for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Jacob for taking the time to speak with us!

New York’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Jewels Jewelry

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Jewels Jewelry is an award winner for jewelry stores in 2019.

If you are looking for beautiful, unique, and quality jewelry at wholesale prices, look no further than this award-winning company!

Jewels Jewelry has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.91 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.14 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five jewelry stores in New York!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I have been in the market looking to make a once-in-a-lifetime ring purchase, and after spending weeks searching for the best route to take, I landed on Jewels Jewelry in Rotterdam Square Mall. I found their staff to be the most knowledgeable and professional in the business. And in the end, they were by far the fairest with their pricing, not to mention the quality and timeframe that they put the diamond and the right setting and matching bands together in. I would recommend these guys to anyone looking to purchase jewelry of any type. Thanks, guys.” – J.S.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Jewels Jewelry is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Jewelry Store

We were excited to learn all about Jewels Jewelry and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Manager, Chip Morrison.

Chip told us a bit about Jewels Jewelry, which has been in business in the same location for 25 years. He said:

“Jewels Jewelry we have some of the cheapest prices around because we are a refining company; we can offer beautiful products for wholesale products. We stand by all of our products. Hands down, you have to be fair and honest in this business.”

Chip told us that he pays cash for gold, silver, and diamonds, and that he can then resell them for wholesale prices. He went on to tell us a bit about their overall business mission, saying:

“Just be fair, be happy, and continue to love helping customers and supplying them with beautiful quality items at a wholesale price. We try to educate people on top of being fair and honest.”

Building Success By Practicing Fairness

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Jewels Jewelry has spread the word about who they are and what they do by having an excellent location in a double-corner spot at the epicenter of the mall.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Jewels Jewelry has managed to. We asked if Chip could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Be fair, and be honest. Don’t try to get one over on people; there is no reason to. Use every possible avenue of revenue, and diversify.”


Congratulations to Jewels Jewelry for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Chip for taking the time to speak with us!

New Hampshire’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Summerwind Jewelers & Goldsmiths

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Summerwind Jewelers & Goldsmiths is an award winner for jewelry stores in 2019.

If you are looking for a jewelry store with a reputation as sparkling as their incredible selection of jewelry, look no further than this award-winning company!

Summerwind Jewelers & Goldsmiths has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.94 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 99.44 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 20 businesses and the number one jewelry store in New Hampshire!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Over the years I have had jewelry reset in stronger forms and have purchased beautiful pieces for special people in my life. Every time I walk in, even just to get something to sparkle a bit more, the staff makes me feel very comfortable and welcomed. It’s nice to window shop and when the right piece catches your eye, it will have so much more meaning coming from a great family jewelry shop.” – C.O.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Summerwind Jewelers & Goldsmiths is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Jewelry Store

We were excited to learn all about Summerwind Jewelers & Goldsmiths and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Melvin Reisz.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Summerwind Jewelers & Goldsmiths stand apart from its competitors. Melvin told us a bit about how this business got its start and what that means for where they are today. He shared:

“This store began as a goldsmith and a silversmith store, where we made all of our own jewelry. We’ve now been in business for more than 40 years, and we have evolved to carry jewelry from many designers, as well as jewelry we make here. We do a great amount of custom work and repairs, and that’s all done on the premises. So, we’re not just knowledgeable about fashion and jewelry trends and designs, we really know jewelry from the ground up. We know how it’s made; we know what a good quality product is; we know how to repair things for people. A lot of heirlooms that people own are very important to them, and we advise them on how to maintain these emotionally important jewels. We make sure that the prongs are all tight, and if need be, we fix the back of the ring if it’s worn thin and all of the other details.”

He went on to tell us about the way they operate on a personable level, forging relationships with their clients and being there for them during the milestone moments in life. Melvin said:

“We operate in a different way than a lot of modern stores operate. We’re very personable and very knowledgeable. We try to take care of all of our clients’ needs. We’re not just here to make one sale to somebody. We’re here to have a relationship with them for a really long time. We make and sell beautiful things to people that enrich people’s lives. Many of those times are very strong emotional times, like birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings, among others.”

Building Success Through Personal Connection

Summerwind Jewelers & Goldsmiths has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Melvin how they have managed to grow their business and get their name out. He said:

“We’re not a store that depends on traditional forms of advertising or even modern forms of advertising. The type of contact that we have with people on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram is really secondary to the way we treat people when they come into our store. We take a long-range view, not a short time frame view. When people come in, we try to take care of them so incredibly well that they want us to be their jeweler for the rest of their lives.”

Of course, Summerwind Jewelers & Goldsmiths has also seen the benefit that comes from having wonderful online reviews. When we asked Melvin what their secret is to getting such incredible reviews, he said:

“I think people leave us good reviews because. when they come into our shop, although we may appear to be less formal than many jewelry stores, we’re very knowledgeable, very helpful and very friendly. Our clients enjoy themselves, and they really appreciate the quality of our jewelry and all the knowledge that we impart to them.”

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Summerwind Jewelers & Goldsmiths has managed to. We asked if Melvin could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“They should try to communicate online who they really are and not just try to imitate something that they think might be successful. Honesty and building trust are extremely important to having a very successful business.”


Congratulations to Summerwind Jewelers & Goldsmiths for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Melvin for taking the time to speak with us!

Connecticut’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Cellini Design Jewelers

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Cellini Design Jewelers is an award winner for jewelry stores in 2019.

If you are looking for a jewelry store with a reputation as sparkling as their incredible selection of jewelry, look no further than this award-winning company!

Cellini Design Jewelers has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.70 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three jewelry stores in Connecticut!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I have been shopping at Cellini Jewelers for over 25 years. They have a beautiful selection of quality jewelry, and the staff is so helpful and personable. Shopping there is like spending time with family.” – M.K.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Cellini Design Jewelers is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Jewelry Store

We were excited to learn all about Cellini Design Jewelers and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Marketing Manager, Marisa Laros.

Cellini Design Jewelers has been in business for 70 years and has been run by one family for three generations. Marisa told us that her grandfather was a family man and put that over everything else. She told us:

“I am a third-generation family member at the business; we have all grown up in this. There is no training quite like on-the-job training, so I have been absorbing the knowledge since I was a little girl.”

Cellini Design Jewelers is a member of the Independent Jewelers Organization, which gives them access to top designers and vendors.

Building Success Over The Years

Cellini Design Jewelers has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Marisa how they have managed to grow their business and get such excellent reviews. She said:

“Everything we do online starts here in the store. We focus on customer service and want to make people feel like part of the family. If we are conveying that to our customers, they are willing to leave us feedback online.”

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Cellini Design Jewelers has spread the word about who they are with a local billboard and by partnering with local charities.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Cellini Design Jewelers has managed to. We asked if Marisa could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Be involved in your community, and know who your customers are. Provide the best customer service that you can.”


Congratulations to Cellini Design Jewelers for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Marisa for taking the time to speak with us!