A Special Place
Quality is always the best value.
At Rafael Jewelers, we have built our reputation on two simple principles: quality and service. We believe that when you make a jewelry purchase, it is a decision that you should enjoy for a lifetime. If your jewelry is top quality, you will treasure it even more over the years. And it will retain it's value over time. The service that we provide also enhances your jewelry purchase. New customers are comforted to know that Rafael Jewelers sees their purchase as just the beginning of a long friendship.
A 72 year tradition.
Rafael Jewelers opened its doors in 1929. Tony and Mariette Szanto are only the third owners of this established Bay Area institution. Over the years, Rafael Jewelers has garnered a reputation for carrying the finest array of diamonds, colored stones and world class watch collections, some of which are carried by only the finest European boutiques. We're here for all the magic moments of your life.
We are here for all the magic moments in your life.
Those special moments only come at special times. On the balcony when he asks, and she says "yes". The night she graduates. And after many years of marriage, the anniversary to share your love all over again. We are here to help you express your magic with the timeless gift of fine jewelry. "We feel so fortunate that we are involved in some of the most special moments in our customers' lives".
Express your love with a gift that will last forever.
Life's magic moments are all too fleeting, becoming distant memories. But the expression of your love need not fade into the past. The ring, bracelet or necklace you give will be as beautiful, sparkling and magical as the moment you first gave it. And we will clean it free for life, to help you keep it that way.
The quality of a world class jewelry store.
Rafael Jewelers offers discriminating buyers the finest stones, settings and timepieces that money can buy. They match or exceed the quality of the finest jewelry stores in major cities like New York or San Francisco. Yet the atmosphere is unpretentious, warm and welcoming. We go out of our way to make every customer feel like a cherished old friend. And many of them are. Rafael Jewelers has helped Bay Area families express their love since 1929, spanning over 5 generations.
The relaxed ambience of a country store.
Within seconds of entering, customers realize this is not an ordinary jewelry store. They are warmly greeted by our girls, Amber and Lucy, the two beloved German Shepherds who come to "work" each day.
Traditional yet contemporary.
Our central San Rafael corner location and large picture windows enhance the soft lighting effect in the interior.
Giving back to the community.
As an integral part of the community, we have been dedicated to supporting dozens of worthwhile charities in Marin County and the Bay Area, including local schools and services for the disadvantaged. Amidst the sparkle of diamonds and fine watches, there is a rare blend of "turn of the century" period
Something for everyone.
Whether coming with a budget of fifty dollars or five figures, we have something for everyone that will be just right for the magical moment you want to create. X
Engagement and wedding rings Earrings and bracelets Fabulous necklaces and pendants World class watch makers like Rolex, Ulysse Nardin and Chronoswiss X
We offer the following professional services:
GOLDSMITHS: Our highly trained goldsmiths will repair and refurbish your fine jewelry.
CUSTOM DESIGN: We will make your dreams a reality with our step-by-step custom design process.
APPRAISALS: Formal appraisals for insurance replacement by our Certified Gemologist. We also serve the legal community with estate appraisals for probate purposes.
WATCHMAKER: Batteries and bands, cleaning and servicing. We service virtually every fine brand. We are an authorized Rolex jeweler, and we use only Rolex parts, assuring proper maintenance.
BUYING SERVICES: We work with estate buyers for jewelry you wish to sell. X Rafael Jewelers, Inc. A Tradition since 1929
We're here for all the magic moments of your life