Mark Diamond’s Jewelers is an established third generation jewelry store in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For over forty-five years Mark Diamond’s Jewelers has helped its customers commemorate special occasions such as Weddings, Anniversaries, and Birthdays with fine jewelry, engagement rings, diamonds, wedding bands, watches and other special gifts. Every unique piece of jewelry in our store will create priceless memories symbolizing the love with which it is given. Excellence in service continues to be a priority throughout all interactions with our customers, our community, and within our family of employees.
The Mark Diamond’s family is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of quality, value and ethics. We are award-winning
custom designers and offer jewelry and watch repair services, as well as jewelry appraisals.
Yes, my last name really is Diamond. I now hyphenate my name to Diamond-Reece. I am a third generation jeweler and currently work alongside my mother, Ellen Diamond. Her mother, my grandmother Rebecca, was the baby of 10 children. All of whom immigrated to the United Statesin the 1930’s. Eight of them started jewelry/pawn businesses in various cities in Texas.
After World War II, my grandfather, Mitchel Victor, for who I am named (Mitchel/Michelle) went to work with two of my grandmother’s brothers. Morris Zale came to my grandfather and offered him an opportunity to leave the family business and open a Zales store in FortWorth, Texas. My mother worked for my grandfather part-time all through college, learning the jewelry business.
Shortly after my parents met and married in Fort Worth, my grandfather died. My father, Mark Diamond came to Albuquerque to visit his parents, and was literally in the right place at the right time. As he was doing an errand, picking up his mother’s watch, he was offered a management position by the owner of a small, locally-owned watch and Native American jewelry business. He accepted that job, and later when the owner became ill, the store was sold to my parents. My father had the perfect name and the ability to repair jewelry, and like my mother, had a head for the jewelry business. This was when the business became a fine jewelry store. I came into it a little over 19 years ago and we’ve been in business since I was born…44 years.
Michelle who is now president has followed tradition, being a 3rd generation jeweler. She gained great knowledge and experience as she grew up around the store. Michelle, now part owner, helps run the store alongside Ellen Diamond, and has a strong influence in the buying. Michelle also is an award winning designer for the State of New Mexico.
Ellen Diamond came from an entire family of jewelers. Her mother was the baby of ten children and eight of those children became jewelers throughout the state of Texas. Ellen moved to Albuquerque with her husband, Mark Diamond, (Yes... his name really IS Diamond) after her father died. Ellen and Mark started Mark Diamond's Jewelers 40 years ago. Today, they're proud to have their daughter, Michelle, as part of their team.
Victor has been with Mark Diamond's Jewelers since 1987. Victor began his jewelry apprenticeship in 1970 and has worked at a jewelers bench since then. He specializes in repairs and pave settings. Victor also enjoys making custom jewelry. Additionally, Victor has been machine engraving since 1967 and is also one of a few still practicing hand engraving.
Joe has worked in the jewelry industry for the past ten years in both the retail and wholesale aspects of the business. Joe brings to Mark Diamond's Jewelers great knowledge in working with clients and repairs. Joe is currently completing his coursework with G.I A. (Gemological Institute of America). Joe is also an Accredited Jewelry Professional, certified through G.I.A. In his free time he loves to play basketball and spend time with his family.
Christina has been in the retail industry for 20 years. She has an eye for design and if not in the showroom she can be found on the watch bench. In her free time she loves spending time with her family.
Alexis joins the Mark Diamond's family from Florida, where she was also in the jewelry industry. She has spent time specializing in diamonds and fine jewelry. She is an Accredited Jewelry Professional certified through G.I.A (Gemological Institute of America). Alexis most enjoys collaborating with the rest of the MDJ team and with clients to create customized pieces. When not at the store she enjoys outdoor activities with her family.
Janet is a native New Mexican and Graduate Gemologist through G.I.A. (Gemological Institute of America) with thirty plus years of fine jewelry experience. When not at Mark Diamond’s Jewelers she most enjoys spending time with her family, doing hot yoga and traveling.
Chloe is the original Mark Diamond’s family dog. Like Cooper, she is a New Mexico native, born in Belen to Desert Willow Aussies, though she and Cooper are not litter mates. She was born in June of 2012. She was hand-picked and named by her dearly departed, Mark Diamond. She comes to the store on occasion to change her perspective. Chloe loves to play with her companions at the Canine Country Club and has the most insane wiggle of her bottom half when she sees new people. We like to refer to her as “Wiggle Butt”. Chloe and Cooper alternate their schedules at the store.
Cooper is the newest addition to the Mark Diamond’s family. He is a New Mexico native, born in Belen to Desert Willow Aussies. He is our store greeter and a shopping companion for our guests. He’s super sweet, loves riding in the car, jumping in the air for toys and doing tricks for treats.
Mark Diamond’s Jewelers celebrates nearly 45 years of family tradition in Albuquerque.
Mark founded Mark Diamond’s Jewelers with his wife, Ellen, after moving to New Mexico from Texas. With his engineering and artistic background, the blending of the two enabled Mark to tackle many of the technical aspects of the jewelry industry. From repairing watches and jewelry, to sketching award-winning custom designs, Mark for many years was the hub of the business. Mark had a passion for cars and was active in the community supporting the Make-A-Wish foundation through the Rio Grande Corvette Club car shows. Mark loved fishing and traveling.
Today, Mark Diamond’s Jewelers continues the family tradition of offering the finest designer jewelry, engagement rings, and custom designs in New Mexico.
In loving memory of Mark Diamond (1947 – 2016)