Today we’d like to introduce you to Jimmy Eriksson.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
After 9 years of working both retail and wholesale, I started my own wholesale jewelry business doing diamond setting and jewelry repairs and made gold rings selling them to the jewelers in the Midwest. I traveled to these jewelers and reset their client’s diamonds in their stores, while their clients waited for the finished ring. Fun job but after several years, all of the traveling wore me out.
The cold weather of Minnesota started to bother me and I wanted to live in a warmer location. San Diego was my destination, however, a friend convinced me to move to Scottsdale. I opened a store/workshop on 5th Avenue in January of 1983. There we met jewelers who were looking for a diamond setter. After a couple of moves to different buildings, we are now in a Historic Adobe building in Old Town Scottsdale. We still do diamond setting for some local jewelers but have expanded our business. Now, we are making one of a kind creations for our many clients located all over the United States. We love the challenge of working with clients to re-use their gold and diamonds to create new exciting jewelry.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
A few up and downs as all businesses have.
Please tell us about J. Eriksson’s Jewelers.
We meet with the clients and jointly bring their thoughts and wishes into the creation of unique custom jewelry. Creating their vision into rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets or other jewelry items tailored to them. Hand carving waxes and casting them into precious metals, setting diamonds and gemstones and inlaying stones. Engraving and texturing, all find artistic expressions in our workshop. Now with 55 years of experience and excellent equipment it enable us to build and repair virtually any kind of jewelry to our long-time and exacting standards. We continue to exist today due to referrals and repeat business and are grateful for the loyalty and friendship of our clients. We are very proud that we do everything 100% here in our gallery/workshop.
- Address: 7041 E. 1st Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
- Website: www.erikssons.com
- Phone: 480-941-1414
- Email: email@example.com