In 2017 Steven Saric became sole owner of Prestige Jewels, Inc., Chesterland, Ohio.
Steven spends time with select master craftsmen, building on an apprenticeship started with his father. He sharpened diamond setting skills with David Welch at Conner Jewelers' School, and Blaine Lewis at New Approach School for Jewelers; and has engaged in wax carving & casting with Edgardo Zargon at American School of Jewelry, diamond setting with Timothy Drouhard at the Drouhard National Jewelers' School, and Master Craftsman certification with Finger-Mate, Inc. Steven has likewise completed a Diamond Essentials course with Gemological Institute of America.
In 2010 a jewelry tradition entered its second generation when Mark and Steven Saric accepted the mantle of the store.
Mark learned watching & working alongside craftsmen, designing custom made pieces via rapid prototyping & 3-D jewelry manufacturing software. He was a proponent of lifelong learning, pursuing an appraisal seminar with National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA), and diamond grading with Gemological Institute of America; and he regularly attended jewelry shows across the country, participating in events hosted by AGTA in Tucson, JCK in Las Vegas, MJSA & JA in New York, The Smart Show in Chicago, industry sponsored gatherings in Atlanta and Miami, as well as The Centurion Show in Phoenix, .
In 1989 Marko and Yasna Saric founded the store based on success with jewelry manufacturing and repair, diamond setting and engraving. They emigrated to Cleveland, Ohio in 1968 via Paris, France, where Marko pursued jewelry as a craft after his studies and an apprenticeship in Zagreb, Croatia. Upon arrival to the United States, Joseph Gagliardo, who purchased a respected wholesale business from Markowitz & Friedman, hired Marko, who in turn grew the business & exposed his sons to the trade.
Today Steven continues this legacy, offering excellent service and a unique product mix.