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 laboratory 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 when they founded MAZZARESE DESIGNERS OF FINE JEWELRY and opened their first store front in Kansas City. Their children, Mark and Veronica, the fourth generation to carry on the Mazzarese family name in fine jewelry, have literally grown up in the business. As children, they were consistently helping behind the counter and learning about the family business. Today, MAZZARESE JEWELRY is very much a local family business in Kansas City. Antonio and family are still in the store on a daily basis helping clients and upholding the same customer service they have held for generations.
The current home to MAZZARESE in Leawood, Kansas was built in 2008 to showcase the collections in an upscale yet casual environment. Also housed here is a state of the art jewelry and watch repair facility.
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. 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.
-Mark Mazzarese, Veronica Mazzarese and the entire Mazzarese Family