In the Late 1880’s Ben Skalet a skilled Russian goldsmith arrived in New York City to make his way in the world.
Ben and his two sons worked hard and built a growing business designing and manufacturing fine jewelry.
During World War II the Skalet family designed and made surgical equipment to help with the war effort.
After the war, Skalet continued what they do best and grew into a larger company creating fine jewelry for some of America’s finest jewelers.
It was in the late 1960’s when John Skalet decided to go out on his own and pursue a dream. John’s dream was to design and create artistic jewelry and work closely with the clients. In 1973 John and his wife Barbara opened Golden Treasures in Tahoe City, Lake Tahoe. The store thrived and soon John was creating his own unique styles.
In 1975 Golden Treasures moved to Sacramento and expanded their shop to help with the expanding customer base.
In 1982 Howard Skalet now the Fourth Generation joined the family business after completing the comprehensive courses at the Gemological Institute of America. Adam Skalet after years of apprenticeship and training at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts began to add his own unique designs and creative talent to the family business.
In 1983 with the Fourth Generation active in the family business we formally changed the name to Skalet Family Jewelers.
Todd Sullivan has joined our family adding his amazing talents as master jeweler and designer. Skalet Family Jewelers enjoys the deep satisfaction of creating personal pieces of jewelry to mark the special events in people’s lives. Our extended family of customers now spans generations.
Credentials & Affiliations
Skalet Family Jewelers, Inc. upholds the highest ethical standards. Our longstanding membership in the American Gem Society, an honor bestowed after years of professional training and continuing education is a testament to those beliefs. Having earned the prestigious title Certified Gemologist Appraiser (AGS) and the Graduate Jeweler Gemologist (GIA). Skalet Family Jewelers, Inc. has strived to keep abreast of the latest technologies in the field of gems. Our unwavering passion insures our customers the finest gems available at exceptional value, something we have always believed in.
Our goldsmiths are dedicated to a level of craftsmanship forgotten long ago by the large corporations. We put our name in every piece of jewelry we make so every piece must be worthy whether it is a simple ring or an elaborate one of a kind creation. Professionalism you can see, feel and enjoy.
“Real live integrity laced human beings”
“We want to express our thanks for always being so nice and friendly with us, our questions and the cleaning of my ring! We feel fortunate to have been educated by you and are happy you were a part of our wedding”
Kelly & Michael Redmond
“Thank you so much for the extra service. We’ll stop in to see you next year same time”
Leslye & Walt Stringfellow
“Thank you so much for your beautiful work on my ring. It looks stunning. It also arrived on time so we could take it on our travels. I appreciate that extra effort”
“I just wanted to take an opportunity to thank you for your continued excellence in both quality and service. My new Tourmaline ring is beautiful and I am deriving much pleasure in wearing it. I cannot tell you how many enthusiastic compliments I have received. And, of course, I am quick to point out exactly from where it was purchased! Your own high standards, the unique and exquisite designs, combined with your refreshing attitude toward service, make Skalet Family Jewelers stand apart in a retail world filled with mediocrity and bad manners!”
“Thank you again for your expert craftsmanship and beautiful work. Your designs are the most beautiful we have ever seen. We are proud to have the rings you designed and crafted. It’s always our pleasure to do business with you.”
Pete & Helena
“Thank you very much for the beautiful ring design. Your help with this project was immeasurable. I will never forget…”