Vinay Khemani - owner
Welcome to Monarch Jewels of Ketchikan, Alaska- "Sooner you buy it, the longer you own it" is the words of Monarch Jewels owner, Vinay Khemani himself. A passionate, hard working individual who has made the world of jewelry his life story. Looking back, his venture began since childhood where he observed his family manage well-known jewelry stores in St.Thomas, US Virgin Islands. This is where his experiences in sales evolved. He started working at the age of 16, while establishing a Bachelor in Business Management at the University of the Virgin Islands. Simultaneously, he accomplished his GIA Graduate Gemologist degree at the age of 20. Working hard, traveling with the seasons establishing his sales reputation, Vinnie enjoyed Alaska retail the best. Now educated, his mission was to create a solid backbone to create his very own jewelry store. Some years later, his ambition and courageous drive lead him to open his very own jewelry store in Ketchikan, Alaska. Enhanced with great support from friends and family, he has accomplished just that! May of 2016 was the grand opening of Monarch Jewels in Ketchikan, Alaska.