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Monarch Jewels Story


Monarch Jewels has been the vision of Vinay Khemani since he was 16 years old where he first started working in the jewelry business. He began working on the beautiful island of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. He worked while going to school getting his Bachelor in Business Management, as well as completing his coursework to become a GIA Graduate Gemologist by the age of 20. He knew from when he had his first customer that the jewelry business was for him and he worked hard to establish a reputation as a honest, educated and successful businessman. Throughout his early career he had the opportunity to work in Alaska during the summer cruise ship season. This is where he fell in love with the outdoors and beauty of Southeast Alaska. During this time is also where he found his partner in life and now wife Sapna. Together they knew they wanted to make Alaska home and had a vision of becoming a renowned jeweler in Alaska. They opened their first location in Ketchikan where they got their start, soon after came Skagway and most recently they are proud to open their newest location in Juneau. Their vision has become a reality and they are continuing their dream of growing their business not only to the tourists who visit Alaska every year but also to all of the locals in the community. Ketchikan is where they have settled and have a home. You can always find Vinay and Sapna in the jewelry store, they have a passion for their craft and look forward to years of success and happy customers.