Our Story

Family-owned and operated Ozel Jewelers originated in Turkey, Istanbul in the Kapalicarsi Grand Bazaar, as only one of nearly 2,700 businesses providing goods and services under one roof. At the age of 18, co-owner and master jeweler Abraham Tekin made the decision to follow his dream of traveling to America to open his own fine jewelry manufacturing company, after learning the business working with his family.

When it came to choosing an appropriate name for the company, the family decided to focus on what defining factors make them so unique: specialization and customization, for which the Turkish word is özel.



Ozel Jewelers now three generations in the making, first opened its doors in 1982 with its flagship store in Redlands, California. Since then, the company has expanded to open locations in the Palm Desert and Rancho Cucamonga thriving.



Recently named the “2013 Reader’s Choice Best Jewelry Store” by the San Bernardino Sun and the Redlands Daily Facts, the Ozel family takes great pride in offering unparallel service in beautiful and welcoming setting. With a marked passion for diamonds and paramount values of family and tradition, Ozel Jewelers provides an incomparable, honest, and enjoyable experience to all of its clients.