How It All Started
My father, Burt Belenke, was the man who started it all. He took over the business from his father, Saul. Not long after, we worked together on the 3rd floor of the Seybold Building in downtown Miami.
My father was the one who helped and supported me throughout my schooling, and I soon become a Graduate Gemologist from the GIA in 1990.
After working with him for over ten years, I finally I opened my own business in Hollywood, FL. This news article from almost 20 years ago reminds me of those good old days. Even after I started my business, my dad was there through it all.
We had almost ten successful years at the Hollywood location, with great jewelry and amazing customers. In 2008 I decided to start anew and move to Colorado Springs. Once there, I spent 5 good years with a local company. Then in 2015, a perfect opportunity came up.
I partnered with Ted and Matt Blum of Jewelers Services creating an outstanding place for customers to buy or sell vintage jewelry and diamonds. Ted Blum is an expert wax carver and jewelry designer, who can custom design and make jewelry for anyone’s taste and budget. Ted & Matt Blum are excellent jewelers and have been here in this location for 20 years.