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Family Jewelers

by Heleigh Bostwick
A Family of Fine Jewelers

Celebrating its 75th year, Family Jewelers is a full-service jeweler for the modern age.

Originally located in South Philadelphia, Family & Co. Jewelers now calls Marlton home. Staffed by professional sales consultants, an award-winning jewelry designer, graduate gemologists and bench jewelers who make and repair jewelry, Family & Co. Jewelers is proud of its heritage and tradition of excellence.

Started in 1937 by Italian immigrants Angelo and Louise Calapristi, family members contrinue to play an active role within the company, including current owner Angelo P. Breaux Sr., a third-generation family member and three of his children. Says Breaux, “There’s a 75-year history, with third- and fourth-generation family members working here.”

A Complete Range of Service
“We strive to provide a complete range of jewelry and timepiece products and services,” says Breaux. “Although we are traditional in our approach of being a full-service jeweler, in other ways we are a very modern and high-tech jewelry business.”

Breaux believes providing excellent customer service in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere is one of the keys to the success of his family’s business through the years. “We like to have fun while we work and our philosophy is to treat customers as friends,” he says.

Family & Co. Jewelers also believes it’s important to give back to the community, sponsoring events for the Evesham Education Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Yellow Ribbon Club and many others. Family & Co. Jewelers also donates gift baskets to all area schools, churches and synagogues for all their fundraising events.

In addition to selling a vast collection of jewelry, Family & Co. Jewelers buys scrap gold and old unwanted pieces of gold, platinum and sterling silver, as well as gold and silver coins and sterling flatware. “We buy larger fine diamonds and high end timepieces. We also do trade-ins,” says Breaux. “If you have jewelry you no longer wear or that is outdated, bring it in and our designers can create a modern piece of jewelry that’s perfect for you.”

The Marlton-based store sells specialty items such as high school rings; police rings; Christian, Judaic, Irish and Celtic jewelry; and keepsake jewelry. Repairs and engraving services are also offered on premises.

Fashion Forward Style
While traditional styles are always popular, Family & Co. Jewelers also offers a selection of on-trend jewelry for men and women. “The ability to change with the times keeps us fresh and exciting,” Breaux says. “We prefer to not have a copycat inventory and stock new items, featuring new designers all the time.”

One such collection is from Pandora, a fun, modern line of luxury jewelry that you can personalize yourself, at affordable prices. Available in silver, gold and mixed or oxidized metal, Family & Co. Jewelers sells a full line of Pandora bracelets which you can customize for yourself, a partner, wife, girlfriend or sister.

Bridal Collection
If you’re looking for a special diamond to create the perfect engagement or anniversary ring, Family & Co. Jewelers sells Lazare diamonds as well as certified diamonds. “Bridal jewelry is another area that is important to us, since we have a strong sense of family,” Breaux says. “We carry a wonderful selection of engagement rings and wedding bands by designer Barry Verragio,” a designer who specializes in engagement rings and wedding bands of the highest quality and beauty.

The exclusive Lumino setting suspends the diamond, exposing all facets to light, creating the perfect setting to showcase any gem. Each piece in the Verragio bridal collection is hand-crafted, modern in design, yet timeless in appearance.

Watches and Timepieces In addition to jewelry, Family & Co. Jewelers offers a selection of watches and timepieces for both men and women, from prestigious makers such as MontBlanc, Movado and ChonoSwiss. “Athough Family & Co. Jewelers is not an authorized Rolex dealer, we do carry a nice selection of pre-owned Rolex watches, too,” says Breaux.

“One of our favorite collections is a line of designer sports watches from Aquanautic, says Breaux, who notes Family & Co. Jewelers is one of only four distributors in the U.S. that carry the Aquanautic line. Extremely popular with celebrities, these watches combine superb technical ability and aesthetics, and many feature masks and bezels that can be interchanged to give the watch a new look.

For a full-service, family-friendly experience, be sure to visit Family & Co. Jewelers. “There’s a reason we’ve been in business since 1937,” says Breaux. “Come see for yourself.”

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 2 (April, 2012).
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