Sit down with Alexis Padis at the Gift Center & Jewelry Center!

Sit down with Alexis Padis at the Gift Center & Jewelry Center!

What trends are you seeing on the horizon for bridal designs?

Our guests are unique, and their romances are unique- so, naturally, we are seeing a wide array of rings being chosen!  From classically elegant solitaires to fashion-forward halo settings, and from diamond-encrusted beauties to more modern, clean-lined rings: each couple deserves a wedding set that speaks to their personal aesthetic and lifestyle.  The desire for color is continuing, though, with the warm tones of rose and yellow gold; and, there is a strong trend toward more delicate, feminine, or vintage styles like those we feature from designers like Tacori and Verragio.

How does the GiftCenter vary from most retail environments?

The GiftCenter is such a gem in our city.  It’s a hub for the biggest brand names in fine jewelry and fashion accessories: all at the best possible prices.  Another admirable characteristic of the building is that most of its stores are locally-owned, family businesses, which adds a more personal touch to your experience, and creates a more relaxed atmosphere than you will find at corporate-owned jewelry chain stores.  Our location is central for the entire Bay Area, and I can’t imagine a better place to shop!

Why shop at Padis Jewelry?

We aim to make sure that every person who walks into our stores feels like a part of the Padis family.  Our non-commissioned jewelry consultants show the exquisite collections from the most sought-after jewelry designers and watchmakers in a serene, welcoming showroom.  When our guests visit, they find that the experience is distinct from other jewelry stores- Padis Jewelry boasts the largest selection of rings and certified diamonds in all of California, and our entire inventory is on display, with the prices clearly marked.  Unlike other retailers, none of our inventory is on consignment, or “memo”- instead, we own 100% of our diamonds and jewelry, further proving our commitment to impeccable quality and incredible pricing.

Conflict-free is another focus of ours.  We are fully dedicated to socially and environmentally responsible sourcing.  Our carefully selected suppliers adhere to strict labor and environmental standards and can demonstrate a complete chain of custody for their gemstones.

What is the most important factor in determining with whom to purchase?

A relationship with your jeweler is all about trust.  Our clients’ trust and confidence is of the utmost importance, and, in purchasing with Padis Jewelry, we are creating relationships that last a lifetime. Luxury brands Tacori, Forevermark, and Breitling, among others, have selected Padis Jewelry as their exclusive representation in the Bay Area because they trust us to embody and uphold the stature of their brands.

We are a member of the American Gem Society, and are dedicated to consumer protection, ethical business practices, and to the development and maintenance of superior gemological skills and knowledge.  Only 5% of US jewelers have met the exacting requirements necessary for membership.  To join AGS, every member’s application is peer-reviewed, and is followed by an annual re-certification exam.  This process ensures that every AGS member is at the top of their game, and more importantly, each one has pledged to protect the consumer.

As the exclusive authorized retailer of luxury houses Tacori, Verraggio, Forevermark, Bretiling, TAG Heuer and Michele, as well as an in-store inventory of thousands of certified diamonds and jewelry, Padis Jewelry has something for everyone!