This series of videos shows the journey of a Forevermark diamond, starting with a look at the Jwaneng diamond mine in Botswana and telling the story of how diamonds are sourced. Its not often we get to see where these beautiful gems really come from! We were lucky to have a visit from Sam, our diamond educator from Forevermark this month. We chose Forevermark for our gallery because they specialize in bringing responsibly sourced diamonds to fine jewelry, and we love the inscription on the diamond. Forevermark diamonds come from Bostwana, Namibia, South Africa and Canada. Less than 1% of the world's diamonds qualify as rare and responsibly sourced in this way. This year Kevin chose the Canadian Forevermark Ideal Square diamond to showcase and he designed three beautiful engagement rings with them.
Congratulations to Matt and Danae! These two love birds chose their wedding rings at KMJ a few years back and we are so excited to continue to be a part of their journey. Thanks Danae for sending over this amazingly sweet video by local videographer, Dustin Ensign.
Thanks to everyone who voted for Kevin Main Jewelry as the Best Jewelry Store in SLO. This is our 12th year as a winner in the NewTImes Best of SLO contest and we couldn't do it without you!
Lika Behar was born in Istanbul, a city with roots in ancient Anatolian civilizations. Istanbul is known as one of the most romantic destinations of the world and is the fundamental source of inspiration for the Lika Behar Collection. Lika’s family lineage is one of storied gold coin dealers; a trade long believed to be the lifeline of the Mediterranean. Her collection elegantly reconciles the rich inspiration of ancient jewelry traditions, utilizing only pure and nimble 24 Karat gold. Stay tuned for Lika Behar in our online gallery, coming soon!
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, time to join the fun! Post a photo of you and your mom to the Kevin Main Jewelry Facebook page and we will enter you in our Mother’s Day Raffle for a chance to win TWO pairs of matching pearl earrings! Raffle Date: Sunday 5/10
For jewelers, raw diamonds pose a bigger challenge than most other stones – especially when it comes to setting them. One of our dear friends, Todd Reed posted a great article on this topic after sitting down with one of their talented jewelers, Chapin, who shared his feelings about working with the rough material. Check it out.
Many people don't know that we have a 1,000 sq ft design studio behind our gallery. Its one of the biggest and most technologically advanced design studios on the Central Coast! We've hired some amazing craftsman that work alongside Kevin setting heirloom diamonds, and making custom designs a reality. Last year alone we designed, fabricated and delivered hundreds of custom engagement rings. Have you been dreaming up a modern design for an heirloom piece of jewelry that has been passed down to you? We can help you make your design ideas into quality jewelry you can be proud to own. Make an appointment for a jewelry consult, or just visit our gallery and ask for a tour of the design studio.
We had a great time at the 2015 Rotary Annual Fundraiser on 2/14 with an amazing show at the PAC from comedian and magician, Andy Gross. Our very own Kevin Main, a longtime Rotarian donated a Hearts on Fire diamond pendant that was raffled off at the event and raised $9,800. The fundraiser in total raised almost $50,000 for local youth charities. Thanks to everyone who participated, we are looking forward to next year’s event already!