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Van Gundy Jewelers

We’ve heard customers refer to us as trendy, hip, now. We don’t mind. When you’re dealing with jewelry, it’s important to stay on top of the buzz. What we really try to be, however, is good people — an ethical, family-owned business that puts honesty first.

We founded Van Gundy Jewelers in 1964 on just that principle: to hold to the highest international standards in the industry. Combined with uncompromising customer service and an inventory stocked with quality (and, okay, hip) products from around the world, it is integrity that has driven our growth. Our inclusion in “Leading Jewelers of the World,” a selective and elite organization open only to those jewelers who exhibit the highest industry standards, tells us we’ve met our goal.

The Story Inside Our Story

The Necklace: Thirteen Women and The Experiment That Transformed Their Lives

the-necklaceOne day in Ventura, California, Jonell McLain saw a beautiful diamond necklace in a jewelry store window and wondered: Why are personal luxuries so plentiful yet accessible to so few? What if we shared what we desired? Several weeks, dozens of phone calls, and one great leap of faith later, Jonell and twelve other women bought the necklace together–to be passed along among them all.

The dazzling treasure weaves in and out of each woman’s life, reflecting her past, defining her present, making promises for her future. Lending sparkle in surprising and unexpected ways, the necklace comes to mean something dramatically different to each of the 13 women. With vastly dissimilar histories and lives, they transcend their individual personalities and politics to join together in an uncommon journey — and what started as a quirky social experiment becomes something far richer and deeper.

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