1989 Long Beach California, Jewelers Association Trade Show
Pictured: Arch Kitsinian, age 14
I have been surrounded by the family business for as long as I can remember. My father Sarkis Kitsinian started learning the trade when he was only 15. He has been a great role model and I have a great admiration for him. From a young age, and through watching him, I fell in love with the jewelry business.
I knew at an early age that I was drawn to the family business and would follow in the footsteps of both my parents. I love this business. I'm working in the greatest industry surrounded by beautiful products. Jewelry has a soul. I enjoy putting my mark both in the factory and in our flagship Kitsinian Jewelry store, in design & merchandise. I feel incredibly lucky to have grown up in this business, learning from my parents and so many in this industry.
Not only do I get to leave my mark through design & merchandise, but also through guest interactions, and helping individuals make memories through jewelry. It's important to take care of our customers and to listen to what they want, how they want to interact, and how they want to wear jewelry.