I was born and raised in Kuna & Melba, Idaho. I feel honored to have my business here in the Treasure Valley.
They say” if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.”
After 22 years in the jewelry industry I would say that applies to me, because I love what I do. Just as importantly I love my customers. The bonds of trust and friendship that has been established over the years is why my business in the Treasure Valley has continued to thrive. I am filled with so much joy when I reflect on the amazing friendships and relationships it has blessed me with.
I am thrilled that my new location allows me to offer a much greater selection, custom designs and on site repairs.
My years of experience as a Goldsmith allow me to do everything from intricate repairs that many others struggle with; to helping you understand and design jewelry that is uniquely your own. Over the years I have gained knowledge but strive to learn more and pass it on to my clients. That is why I now include Crafted by Infinity Diamonds in my store. They are of the highest level of cut and quality diamonds you can find in the world. Prestige Diamonds and Jewelry is the exclusive jeweler in the State of Idaho.
My store is “my home away from home”. Each and every customer is welcomed into it with sincere warmth. I offer my knowledge, experience and joy to help each person find the perfect expression of love.
My formal education was with Trenton Jewelry School-Goldsmith in 1995, Gem School of America in 1997, Crafted by Infinity 2015, QuickBooks 2015, and The Edge Sales Program 2015.
I believe the depth of my understanding and knowledge of the diamond and jewelry industry is quite vast. I have traveled and traded diamonds and jewelry for over 25 years at the wholesale and at the retail level. I have learned about every level of quality, designs and trends. I believe my experience and understanding of the industry will translate to better meeting our customer’s wishes and needs. I believe in providing the best and largest possible diamonds and settings for one of the most competitive prices not only in the valley but also on the internet. One of my favorite experiences is seeing the look on my clients face when I have exceeded their expectations. That happens whether they compare prices of our jewelry and diamonds in our cases or if we order something from our tried and true connections or we custom design it in house.
I started out in various different aspects of the jewelry industry over 25 years ago. I began this passion by taking the GIA (Gemological Institute of America, Inc.) diamond grading course at Carlsbad, CA at 21 years old. 31 years later I am so excited to have the jewelry store of my dreams.
I am also a professional Numismatist (rare coin expert or “nerd” depending on how you look at it!) I went to my first Coin Show at 16 years old. I am an expert in the rare coin field. In 1987-1990 I worked at PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Services) and then off and on in the 1990’s as a consultant for NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corp.). Both of these companies represent the highest standards for grading in the coin industry.
I believe that if much has been given, much is expected in return. Therefore, I have supported various different cause in our communities, like being on the BAA board for Boise State University from 1994-1999, and supporting a student endowment fund. We love supporting the Idaho Food Bank, The Festival of Trees, & various programs in the schools in the Meridian School District.
I am a Boise native and love all that Idaho offers. When I’m not spending time with Stacy, my wife of 27 years and our two children; I love to ski, boat, fish, hunt, and mountain bike.
I am so excited that jewelry store dream is coming true. I believe the great relationships that will grow from here will be my legacy to this valley and to my children.
After an eighteen year career as “Domestic Engineer” for our two children and household, I have returned to my first career love…retail!
I was fortunate that I could stay home with our two children Delaney and Jackson. It allowed me to be actively involved with their lives, their schooling, volunteering in the community and in schools. At the schools I loved being a Reading Specialist, an “Art Mom” and on every fund raising campaign and many PTO committees. One of my proudest accomplishments within the school system was successfully campaigning for an Arts Program at Seven Oaks Elementary School in Eagle, Idaho. I then went on to help teach that art program for 6 years. I was also involved in Boise Art Museum, Idaho Botanical Gardens, Idaho Food Bank, Festival of Trees, and Boise State University’s Student Athlete Scholarship Fund.
It has been an honor and privilege to be part of the wonderful communities in the Treasure Valley. I was born and raised in Idaho and always felt the best people in the world lived here. I did not realize to the extent of how wonderful the people of Idaho are, until I joined The Junior League of Idaho. It is a phenomenal organization that has accomplished so many amazing things to help our communities.
I was so proud to be on the committee that helped create The Literacy Lab, (now called The Learning Lab), Second Time Around clothing store, The Renaissance Faire, and Community House which provided childcare for the homeless. I also worked on both of the Cookbook committees.
For 8 years prior to our children’s birth, I was a Realtor. For most of my career I specialized in new construction. I was blessed to have amazingly wonderful Builders and customers, most of whom I still consider dear friends.
Returning to the work force is an exciting adventure! I am dusting off my customer service skills and learning all about this wonderful industry.
I have truly loved helping people in whatever aspect they needed. Establishing caring, trusting and fun relationships is what I am most excited about Prestige Diamonds and Jewelry.
Wink Jones has been in the jewelry business since 1970 when he bought his first gemstone for a girlfriend in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Within days he was buying & selling gems and his lifelong love affair and study of gemology was started. Wink graduated from the Gemological Institute of America in 1975, and has been a proud member of the trade ever since. Wink is a renowned expert on the subject of diamond cut quality and, more importantly, for being able to explain it in an easy and interesting way. He loves to share his knowledge of diamonds and his first love of extraordinary colored stones continues to this day.
Wink is a part-time kayaker and full-time grandfather who takes great joy in working with people to create heirloom quality jewelry that will be enjoyed for generations. He enjoys a reputation as “the expert you can trust,” providing diamonds, gems and jewelry whose beauty will surpass your wildest dreams.
I am very excited to be part of the team at Prestige Diamonds and Jewelry. This is such an amazing high quality diamond, jewelry and watch store.
I understand and appreciate what we have to offer, as I have been involved in the industry since I was 11 years old. I am the 8th child in a family of 14.
I’m a bit of a “Renaissance Man” with many diverse talents and skills but more importantly, I am a “Family man.” I have a deep love, respect and loyalty for family. My family owned a store in California. I learned the skills for watch and jewelry repair from my father’s vast knowledge and guidance.
Longing for a new adventure and open spaces my family moved to Alaska and opened Alaska Watch Repair.
While in Alaska, I wanted to try other ventures. I knew with all my skills and experience I could always come back to the jewelry and watch industry. I became the Project Manager in the 2nd largest residential construction firm in Alaska, Drobenko Investments. Through incredible hard work and long hours I was able to help them get back on track, from their two year back log, of contracted homes to be built. We built 46 high quality homes in 1 year.
This was a great learning experience and it helped to give me the confidence to start my own business in something else I love, exotic saltwater and fresh fish. My business Alaska Reef and Freshwater, doubled in size and volume in the very first year.
Living in Alaska made me appreciate and gave me a love of the outdoors, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, building and flying radio controlled helicopters and airplanes. It also made me appreciate the warmth of places like Hawaii where I snorkel and spearfish.
It also is where I was blessed to marry my beautiful, childhood sweetheart, Irina. We have three great kids and decided in 2015, that raising them in Idaho, would put us close to our families and give us the best of the outdoors and all the wonderful opportunities offered in Idaho.
I learned so much about the fragility of life and the importance of dignity and love of family when I became a personal assistant to my quadriplegic father-in-law.
Sadly, he passed away and it was now time for me to return to the world of jewelry and watches. I have a renewed passion for the beauty, creativity and love that jewelry brings into our world. I truly enjoy helping people find just the perfect piece. It’s a wonderful experience to see the joy I bring to someone’s face when they see their family heirloom restored to its original beauty. That’s why I was thrilled to join the warm and welcoming team at Prestige Diamonds and Jewelry
My life’s experiences have given me the knowledge and skills to help people in so many different ways. I don’t believe in high pressure sales and want your experience with me at Prestige Diamonds and Jewelry to be an enjoyable one.
I work hard to earn your trust, loyalty and friendship.
“Come in as a customer, leave as a friend.”