Angela - Manager
Certified Gemologist, AGS
Angela has been at K.Jons since 1997. Angela is responsible for making sure every single customer has a spectacular experience in our store--every single time. She has done everything from identifying gemstones, to engraving, to helping people in love find the perfect piece of jewelry. Currently she runs the entire store! When Angela isn't busy working, she enjoys reading a good book (or two or three), dancing the night away, and spending time with her adopted kitty!
Preston - Assistant Manager
Preston has been at K.Jons since 2002. Among other duties, his tasks include marketing, website management and jewelry appraisals for insurance. He is also often found educating customers and showing them the fascinating qualities of diamonds and gemstones. One of his favorite parts of working at K.Jons is learning about vintage jewelry and helping people in San Luis Obispo county sell diamonds and jewelry. When he's not studying gemstones, he enjoys day trips in California, traveling throughout the world, and spending a sunny Central Coast day with his wife and children.
Stan - Owner
Certified Gemologist Appraiser, AGS
Stan and Mary started K.Jons in the 1970s, opening the Atascadero jewelry store in 1980. Quite literally, Stan has done every task imaginable in the store. His passion for gemstones spills over into his passion for design and quality. Even still, his first love is the opal. The fine opal collection he has procured over the years is a cut above those in stores around him. He now enjoys creating unique, hand-made custom jewelry in the store. When he gets time away, he enjoys fishing, hunting, and working in his vineyard, which produces a fabulous estate wine each year!
Mary - Owner
Graduate Diamonds, GIA
Mary opened the store with Stan in 1980. Stan and Mary's story is one of love, and the story of their business is one of passion. In the past, Mary's time was tied up doing the books, but recently, she has been able to enjoy showing more breathtaking jewelry to customers! Mary's adventurous spirit met her passion for gemstones when she traveled to Africa in 2013, where she visited mines and purchased rough gemstones to be faceted for the store. When she isn't in the store, she enjoys playing tennis, spending time with family, and traveling to distant lands with Stan.
Certified Gemologist, AGS
Stacey has been in and around the store since 1980 when it opened. Being Stan and Mary’s daughter, she has also done much of what it takes to run the store. Her tasks have included inventory, helping customers with their jewelry needs, and even creating custom-designed jewelry. Currently, Stacey has taken over the tasks of managing the books—though she can still be seen helping people find something special for your special someone! Outside the store, Stacey spends her time as a busy mother of four, as well as on missions trips over the border. Occasionally, she can be spotted with a racket, tearing up the tennis courts with her mom!
Goldsmith, Expert Jeweler
Fred has been on the team at K.Jons since 1991, when he was hired for his superb skill and ingenuity in jewelry fabrication. Given his incredible skill set, his tasks are to do the jewelry repairs no one else can, whether it’s restoring a vintage ring that is seemingly beyond repair or creating a custom-built head for a custom-cut gemstone. He also enjoys the many different facets of creating hand-carved, lost-wax cast custom jewelry. Fred is an artist to the core, and comes up with many different unique designs that impress even the most inventive designers. Off the jewelers’ benches, Fred spends much time taking care of his duties as Road Chief of the Teo Calli Tlanezi Mexica, and Captain of the Izta-Cuauhtli Danza Azteca dance group. In Mexico, he carries the staff of Cuauhtemoc for the Federation of Anahuac.
Graduate Diamonds, GIA
Beverly has been at K.Jons since 1997. Her duties include showing beautiful pieces of jewelry to customers and helping them choose the perfect piece for their loved ones. She is also heavily involved in the interior decoration of the store, as well as keeping our live plants and flowers looking beautiful! Her smile and caring nature shines through when she converses with anyone visiting the store. On her days off, Bev takes care of her own garden, spends time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. She is also an avid reader and can often be found losing herself inside a good book.
Leigh came on the K.Jons team in 2014. Her daily duties are numerous, including taking and placing orders, photographing jewelry, and writing descriptions to display them in our Atascadero jewelry showroom and in our online store. If you call up the store, you’ll likely hear her answer! Leigh loves beautiful and unique designs, and loves the North County and the San Luis Obispo Central Coast. She is heavily involved in multiple organizations, volunteering for the Atascadero Friends of the Library, and numerous fundraising efforts in our area. Also, though she loves the area, one of her favorite activities is traveling overseas to work in humanitarian aid, such as eyeglass clinics with I Care International and other humanitarian trips with Hands in Nepal. Leigh was featured in an article in the San Luis Obispo Tribune, as a shining example of a Central Coast resident!
Heather started working at K.Jons in 2015. Heather takes care of the books at K.Jons. She does jewelry repair at the bench, creates new pieces of her own, and does engraving on jewelry and other items. When she's not behind a computer, the bench, or helping customers, Heather enjoys reading a good book, sketching, and hiking to enjoy the scenery of our beautiful San Luis Obispo county. From time to time, you might be able to find her out on the dance floor!
Sopansa joined the K.Jons team in 2016. Her job is to help customers with everything from changing watch batteries to helping someone find the perfect piece of jewelry. Whatever brings you in, her cheerful smile and helpful nature will be sure to make your visit a treat! When she's not working or busy taking care of her children, she enjoys going to the beach, wine tasting, dancing and hanging out with friends.