Tevington Jewelers specializes in diamonds, rare colored fine gemstones and unique handmade pieces presented in an elegantly-styled boutique atmosphere. Tevington Jewelers is equipped with an in-house graduate expert metalsmith/bench jeweler and full gemological laboratory and offers services such as expert appraisals, custom designed jewelry through computerized CAD software, and wax casting. Expert repairs are available, large or small. Proprietor Heather Kolb is a graduate gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America, as well as a certified member of The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers.
Owner / Proprietor
After concentrating on legal studies I graduated Hilbert College, but wanted more. I then decided to pursue my passion for gemology and diamonds and make a career out of it. I moved to Los Angeles, CA and enrolled in the Graduate Gemologist program at the Gemological Instutute of America, also known as GIA, the foremost authority in the industry, and the institute responsible for the expert grading and legal guidelines used around the world in the diamond and gemstone industry.
Upon graduating with my G.G. diploma, I moved back to NY and started a jewelry appraisal business. For 20 years I've been the primary appraiser utilized by all the major jewelry chains. I conducted business with, and provided services for large retailers such as Sterling Jewelers and the subsidiaries Kay Jewelers, Jared the galleria of jewelry, Belden Jewelers, as well as Zales jewelry stores, Whitehall jewelers, Littman Jewelers and many independent and privately owned jewelry stores. I traveled around the country servicing these companies leading to my expertise being utilized by the Department of Homeland Security, and the FBI as an expert witness.
Upon having my second child the constant travel became too much so I finally realized my dream of opening Tevington Jewelers, and sharing my passion for sentimental and beautiful pieces of wearable art with others. My great Grandmother was Mary Tevington and I knew growing up that when I had a store I would call it Tevington. Just liked the sound of it, and here we are ten years and two locations later.