The Mazzarese Difference
Four generations in jewelry and worldwide industry connections doesn’t mean we’re intimidating. We’re a family, like you, and value the power of long-term relationships.
History & Heritage
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 from the French government and work for prestigious clients such as the King of Tunisia.
In 1981 his wife Tosca, a native of Florence, Italy, began working by his side, and together they opened their first store in Kansas City “Mazzarese, Designers of Fine Jewelry.” In 2008, the current store in Leawood was built to showcase the expanding jewelry collections from designers around the world.
The Tradition Continues
Their daughter Veronica, is the fourth generation to carry on the Mazzarese tradition. As a child, she grew up in the business helping behind the counter and learning about the family business starting at the age of 5.
Today, Mazzarese Jewelry is still a local family business. Just like her parents, Veronica embraces the importance of artistry and fine craftsmanship. Tony’s design skills and attention to the smallest details have been ingrained in her throughout the years. Tony still pops into the store to guide and influence the custom design projects. At Mazzarese, we don’t just create jewelry, we create works of art to be handed down for generations—creating memories and heirlooms that are timeless.
A New Era
Veronica’s passion for luxury led her to expand beyond fine jewelry and add heirloom pieces like designer handbags and pre-loved watches from prestigious brands. Our selection of curated accessories will complement the exquisite jewelry collections and one-of-a-kind pieces from artisans and designers.
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.
Beyond exquisite jewelry, customer service
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.
A place to relax
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 give back and support so many worthwhile local organizations that directly affect this amazing Kansas City community.