Arcadia Chamber of Commerce and City officials welcomed a new affordable high-end jewelry store for Gemorie today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the Promenade at Westfield Santa Anita at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014.
Chamber CEO Scott Hettrick said it is terrific to see CEO Edwin Wai and Chief Marketing Officer Hideaki Kuo reverse the trend of bricks-and-mortar stores going online and closing their retail shops. Wai began marketing online a couple years ago and decided to open a retail shop. Kuo used his his designer skills learned at USC at honed at Vogue magazine to create a gorgeous and elegant store where they can have precious and semi-precious gemstone jewelry and timepieces custom-designed in Hong Kong and Italy.
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Among the dignitaries was Arcadia Mayor John Wuo who welcomed and presented a certificate to Wai, Kuo, and Wai’s wife Judy Mak. Representatives from Congresswoman Judy Chu‘s office were also in attendance, with Viola Van presenting a certificate of congratulations and Matthew Hovsepian also welcoming the new business owners. A Chamber member plaque was presented by Chamber President Denise Weaver of Weaver Associates Insurance.
Also making presentations were Chamber board member Joan Francone of ORI Global on behalf of Assembly Member Ed Chau; and Don Fandry, Lifetime Ambassador who presented a certificate on behalf of the office of L.A. County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
Also in attendance were Westfield Santa Anita General Manager Ramon Oseguera and Steve Jaffe, District Marketing Director for Westfield’s Santa Anita, Fashion Square & Valencia Town Center malls, and other Westfield execs.
Later this evening, Gemorie will host a Red Carpet Night Grand Opening Party from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. The night will include a glamorous night of celebration with complimentary cocktails, gifts, hourly prize drawing and a live DJ. All guest will enjoy an exclusive 20% off on all fine jewelry. There will be a limited quantity on complimentary gifts, so get there early.
Gemorie carries an enormous collection of handpicked, gorgeous, high quality gemstones in a variety of beautiful hues. The natural gemstones they use at Gemorie.com are of the best quality in the world. This dedicated gemstone retailer has the entire brilliant spectrum of birthstones available to incorporate into amazing fine jewelry made carefully just for you. Whether you decide on purchasing a dazzling red ruby, a sparkling blue sapphire, or a deep green emerald, you can rest assured that it will impress everyone who sees it.