Our company is the beautiful result of a love affair.
Sarosi by Timeless Gems was formed when the companies of Andrew Sarosi and Timeless Gem Designs merged in 2012, continuing the nearly 30-year love affair between prominent gem dealer, Andrew Sarosi, and talented jewelry designer/graduate gemologist, Kim Hurlbert Sarosi.
A founding member of the American Gem Trade Association, Andrew Sarosi was originally from Hungary; a gentleman whose intellect, love of fine gemstones, and humble charm drew people into a world of colored gemstones rarely seen by anyone outside the trade. At a time when most designers were just starting to incorporate colored stones with diamonds, Andrew boldly brought together multiple spectacular colors in one piece, combining large tanzanites with pink sapphires and tsavorite garnets, and Lightning Ridge black opals with blue zircons and pink spinels. He was a visionary who influenced colored stone jewelry design for generations to come.
Kim Hurlbert-Sarosi grew up in central California, discovering her love of fine jewelry while helping in her parents’ jewelry business. She earned her Graduate Gemologist diploma from the Gemological Institute of America in Santa Monica, studied jewelry design and art history at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and graduated as a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. Kim started her own business and before long, established a reputation for couture jewelry designs. Kim has worked as an appraiser and served as Creative Director of the Jewelry Design Program of a prestigious design school. Her knowledge, experience, and honesty have earned her the respect of her peers and the trust of her clients, many of whom have been with Kim for decades.
Kim and Andrew were married for 28 years, building their respective businesses around the cornerstones of quality, integrity, loyalty, and trust. This loyalty and trust extends to business associates, fellow diamond and colored stone dealers, jewelers, and to their employees.
These relationships have also withstood the test of time. When Andrew passed away in 2012, Sarosi by Timeless Gems emerged with Kim at the helm, overseeing her extensive inventory of world-class jewelry and one of the most impressive gem collections in the country. Most of the pieces in our jewelry collection are custom-designed and handmade, using the finest gemstones, diamonds, and high karat gold and platinum. Kim has guided her staff of jewelers and employees into the 21st century with grace, strong leadership, and respect for others. She embraces new technology while preserving old world artisan aesthetics and craftsmanship. Kim and Andrew have stood by their employees throughout the years, sharing in their joys of marriage and children, in the heartbreaks of illness and loss, and always maintained a family-friendly, enjoyable workplace.
Sarosi by Timeless Gems is the result of not just one, but many beautiful love affairs. We invite you to learn about and fall in love with our jewelry, and to join our family.