When Antonio Mazzarese moved to the United States from Italy in 1969, he brought a three-generation heritage of fine jewelry design and retailing. Like his grandfather and great grandfather, Tony became a skilled craftsman, well-schooled in the art of the jeweler's bench. His specialty was diamond setting, a rare skill today.
Tony began his career in Tunisia before moving to Rome where he and his brothers established a workshop on the fashionable Via Condotti, just above the original Gucci store. By then, the family's reputation for custom design and craftsmanship had gained notice in Europe, Asia, and North Africa, earning Mazzarese a commission by the French government and work for prestigious clients such as the King of Tunisia.
In 1981 Tosca, a native of Florence, Italy, began working side by side with Tony as his wife and business partner. Together, they founded “Mazzarese, Designers of Fine Jewelry” and opened their first store in Kansas City.
Their children, Mark and Veronica, grew up in the business and are the fourth generation to carry on the Mazzarese family name in fine jewelry. As children, they were consistently helping behind the counter and learning about the family business.
Today, Mazzarese Jewelry is still a local family business. Tony and family are still in the store every day, serving clients and sustaining their longstanding commitment to customer service.
The current Mazzarese store in Leawood, Kansas was built in 2008 to showcase the collections in an upscale yet casual environment. There’s even a state of the art jewelry and watch repair facility on site.
Mazzarese combines a high level of personal customer service with jewelry collections of superior quality and value. A respectful attitude towards the client, the raw materials and the art of fine jewelry is at the core of the Mazzarese tradition. From imported collections to our in-house custom designs, Mazzarese pays particular attention to detail, craftsmanship, and quality. We believe that every item must achieve the highest standards for design and workmanship. Aside from the exquisite jewelry, our customer service and giving back to the community is of the utmost importance to us. Being a family-owned local business, we strive for customer loyalty and satisfaction. We want to build relationships and see our clients return year after year for all those special occasions.
Mazzarese has a proud and long history in the Kansas City area, serving the communities of the greater Kansas City area since 1981.. Proudly representing four generations of distinctive jewelry, Mazzarese combines a high level of personal customer service with jewelry collections of superior quality and value. From imported collections to our in-house custom designs, Mazzarese pays particular attention to detail, craftsmanship and quality. We believe that every item must achieve the highest standards for design and workmanship. Mazzarese travels the world to select pieces and collections unavailable elsewhere in Kansas City and most often even the Midwest.
Being a family-owned, local business we strive for customer loyalty and satisfaction by offering knowledgeable sales assistance in a friendly and truthful manner while always offering great value and unsurpassed quality with every purchase. We offer the best diamonds, couture jewelry and watches at the best prices, with the high level of service you deserve. We want to build relationships and see our clients return year after year for all those special occasions.
Because they work there, jewelers don’t always realize that their stores can make some people nervous. That’s why Mazzarese works to create an environment where you can relax and be yourself.
Trust us: Even if you’ve never even looked at fine jewelry, Mazzarese will put you at ease. We won’t laugh at your questions or judge your budget. We won’t expect you to use all the proper terms. No one’s going to pressure or upsell you. “Just looking” is fine in our book, and we encourage you to admire, to dream, to linger . . . because we’re on this journey with you, and pretty sure that spending time together will inspire both of us to lead richer lives in the years to come.
The responsibility of giving back to the community resonates throughout the Mazzarese experience. We are proud to have provided support to a number of worthy organizations and causes.