About this Vendor
Trusted and knowledgeable jewelers since 1978.
WELCOME TO GOLD EMPIRE JEWELRY, an established jewelry business located in the heart of the Los Angeles Jewelry District. We are family owned, with two generations of expertise in the industry. Gold Empire Jewelry was founded by Edmund Kalo, who learned the art of jewelry design from the most talented & professional Jewelers of his time. Edmund opened his own jewelry business, Gold Empire Jewelry in 1978. 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. Gold Empire Jewelry’s commitment to quality, detail, and service make us a stand out among the LA Jewelry District stores. Our excellent quality and unmatched values make us a must when looking to shop in the bridal industry.
Bracelets, Earrings, Necklaces, Wedding Jewelry, Fashion, Engagement Rings, Appraisals, Custom Designs, Engraving, Financing Available, Jewelry Cleaning, Ring Insurance, Ring Sizing, Ring Services, Wedding Rings, Rings
Best Jeweler EverReviewed on 8/14/2015 Allison B
Johnny is AWESOME! I don't even know where to begin! If you don't read past here just trust me and yelp reviews and go to him! He has 14 reviews that you can see but at the bottom of the page it says "reviews not recommended" but if you click on those they are all 5 star reviews as well. In my opinion it is hard to completely satisfy almost 30 people for any service but this proves that Johnny is amazing. My cousin took my fiance and I to Johnny because he got his wife's ring from him. He raved all about Johnny the whole week before we went to visit him. The first time we went to talk to Johnny he was with us for about 2 hours explaining everything because we had no idea about anything to do with rings. He explained the 5 C's of diamonds and even showed us different colors, and the imperfections in different diamonds he has. We told him what I was looking for and he quoted us a very fair price. About a month later my fiance and I returned to get the process rolling and make a down payment. He confirmed everything I wanted (I completely designed my entire ring) and he showed us the center diamond we originally picked out to make sure we still wanted that exact one. He even helped my fiance with part of his proposal. From now on I will only come to Johnny when I have jewelry needs. I have told all my friends and family about him and would recommend him to anyone. He is so honest and caring and treated us like family.
Elegant & Original.Reviewed on 7/30/2015 Teresa H
My husband has used this jeweler for many years. When he decided to propose to me he returned to Gold Empire Jewelery and purchased my engagement ring and wedding band from Johnny Kalo. We felt very well taken care of and eventually purchased my groom's wedding band here as well. We have had to return for a few adjustments and are always met by Johnny as friends and have had our needs met without question. My wedding set is elegant and Mr. Kalo has always provided outstanding customer service. We have used him for other custom need and his work is beautiful. We definitely recommend Gold Empire Jewelery and Johnny Kalo for any of your needs.
Custom RingReviewed on 6/13/2014 Tiffany C
My family has been going to Johnny for several years, so when my fiancé and I started talking about getting engaged, I knew exactly where I wanted to look for rings. I love everything pink and wanted something a little more unique, so he suggested a light pink sapphire with a diamond halo. The ring he designed and created was beyond what I could have ever imagined. I get asked on a daily basis who made my ring and what type of stone it is, most people think it's a pink diamond! :) Johnny will work with you to create what you want and stay within your budget. He is an amazing jeweler and I will definitely buy from him again!
Meet The Owner
Diamonds and Fine Jewelry are my passion. I love working directly with clients, to provide them with proper diamond education and assistance in making the right purchase decision so they can enjoy a valuable piece of jewelry that will be cherished for a lifetime. As a second generation jeweler, I have been operating the family business for over the past 20 years. I am a GIA certified gemologist, a University of La Verne college graduate, a member of Diamond Club West Coast, and a member of the GIA LA Alumni Association.