Oliver Smith Does Not Just Sell; He Creates
Centrally located in Scottsdale is a jeweler who has taken quality to a new level for more than 35 years.
“We design all our jewelry ourselves,” owner Oliver Smith says.
Oliver’s goal is to create items that are well-made with superior stones. He knows that by customizing the jewelry himself, he can offer one-of-a-kind items and fair prices.
“We’ve focused on creating a brand that is synonymous with quality and value.”
Oliver settled in Scottsdale after years of selling jewelry due to the growth potential the city offered.
“People were new to town and needed a dry cleaner, doctor and jeweler,” he says. “I take care of people, so I built my business on that principle. It makes for lifelong customer relationships.”
His extensive new and estate watch collection make up a large part of his business. The growing trend is in trading watches, so he suggests a watch connoisseur do a few things to get the most out of a trade.
“Jewelers appreciate well-cared-for watches and associate that with keeping all materials that came with the watch,” he says. “Make sure to hold onto packaging and paperwork so you can get the best deal.”
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