About Gold Empire Jewelry

Welcome to Gold Empire Jewelry,

an established jewelry business located in the heart of the Los Angeles Jewelry District, located in downtown LA. We are family owned, with two generations of expertise in the industry.

Gold Empire Jewelry was founded by Edmund Kalo, who as a young apprentice learned the art of jewelry design and craftsmanship from the most talented and professional Jewelers of his time. With ambitions to start his own jewelry business, Edmund opened Gold Empire Jewelry in the historic California Jewelry Mart in 1978. With an intense drive, Edmund's primary intent was to provide the public with fine jewelry that would be priced fair and valued much more than his competitors or any retailer.

Now that Gold Empire Jewelry is operated by its second generation owner, Edmund's son Johnny, that same mission to deliver high-quality jewelry at great value continues. With an emphasis on exceptional customer service and maintaining great client relationships, Johnny has earned a reputation for integrity, trust, and exceptional quality pieces.

With over twenty years of experience and guidance from his father, Johnny developed a passion for diamonds and jewelry and earned a degree in diamonds and diamond grading at the Gemological Institute of America. Establishing relationships with numerous diamond importers and dignitaries of the trade, Johnny is able to obtain high-quality diamonds at phenomenal prices, which in turn allows him to pass his discounts down to his clientele. In addition to earning quality relationships with diamond importers, Johnny also made it a mission to find and surround himself with the best designers, artisans, and skilled craftsmen to create the finest and highest quality jewelry.

As one visits Gold Empire Jewelry online or at the Los Angeles Showroom, he or she will be impressed to find a wide variety of quality custom designed fine jewelry all proudly handcrafted in Los Angeles. That’s the Gold Empire difference: all of our products are custom made in the USA. With a specialty in engagement rings and custom orders of all types, Gold Empire Jewelry also carries a large selection of loose diamonds in all shapes and all carat weights with GIA or EGL USA certification. In addition, every diamond and/or jewelry piece is accompanied by a certified appraisal detailing the four C's which will appraise for double the purchase price. Our commitment to diamond quality has made us a leader in the Los Angeles Diamond District.

Our Mission

Gold Empire Jewelry’s commitment to quality, details, and service make us a stand out among the LA Jewelry and Diamond District stores. Our excellent quality and unmatched values make us a must when looking to shop at a bridal mart, create your own custom pieces, or buy wholesale jewelry, in Los Angeles or online.

Gold Empire Jewelry is a leader in providing the public with fine jewelry at a fair price. Our 2nd generation business have been a trusted brand for more than 40 years. We strive to deliver high-quality jewelry at a great value and pride ourselves in providing exceptional customer service in order to maintain great client relations. We surround ourselves with the best designers, artisans and skilled craftsmen in the industry to bring our customers the highest quality jewelry, all handcrafted in the USA.

Please e-mail or call with any questions or inquiries you may have or stop into our LA Jewelry District location. We would love to educate you on finding the perfect diamond or creating a memorable piece to last a lifetime. We look forward to building a long-lasting relationship with you.

Thank you for visiting Gold Empire Jewelry.