Louis Anthony Jewelers: A Family Affair - Pittsburgh Article
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In 1980, when Louis A. Guarino, Jr. began working in the jewelry industry in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, his interest was sparked and 10 years later the idea to open his own store came to fruition.
Louis Anthony Jewelers was born in a 900 square foot location. Marketing and advertising responsibilities were tasked to his wife,Veronica. She created an ad campaign “Have We Met...Yet?” featuring Lou, and that slogan is still used today.
Louis Anthony Jewelers ushered in the new millennium by relocating to a space that was over twice the size of the first location and located less than a mile away. This new location allowed an expansion of both merchandise and staff, and in 2001 Lou’s sister, Andrea, joined the business as Director of Sales, firmly cementing Louis Anthony Jewelers into the category of being a family run and owned business.
Ever expanding, and with yet another addition to the showroom to accommodate a growing business, Lou and Veronica’s children joined them in the company both behind the scenes and on the sales floor. Their eldest daughter, Amie, joined her parents in 2003 as designer and store stylist; in 2009, son, Lou III, or “Geeg,” joined the family business in both the marketing and sales departments. Daughter Vanessa joined in 2012 as head of social media.
Louis Anthony Jewelers Is An Award Winning Family Business in Pittsburgh
Being a well known and highly respected family-owned business in the Pittsburgh area, the Pittsburgh Business Times presented Louis Anthony Jewelers with the Family Business Award in 2017. This was not the first award that the Guarinos have been honored with. In 2011 Louis Anthony was voted one of the Top 5 Places to Work in Pittsburgh. In 2015, Veronica was presented with The Women’s Jewelry Retailer of the Year Award and Vanessa was nominated as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Millennials in the Jewelry Industry. Also in 2011, Lou Guarino was commissioned to design and present a pin to former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
Louis Anthony Jewelers is Always Expanding Their Inventory
Louis Anthony Jewelers is constantly expanding, adding new giftware lines as well as new designers of jewelry from across the globe. If you are looking for a unique piece of jewelry, a gorgeous gift for a wedding, or anything in between, Louis Anthony Jewelers is the place to go.
For over 25 years, Louis Anthony Jewelers has been in the Pittsburgh area not just selling both jewelry and giftware, but opening up their home to customers and treating them like family. They know your name and what is on your wishlist, but they also know you and call you a friend.
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