Mirror, mirror on the wall … which JHJ member recently dazzled our eyeballs out with most amazing selection of zircon gems of them all?
That, my friends would be JHJ’s Robert Strouf Novak! Robert’s love of jewelry began back when he was 3 years old, and mesmerized by his Grandmother’s jewelry. He remembers her large brooches sparkling with different colors and intriguing shapes, and every time he visited he would want to go through her jewelry box over and over again.
It was obvious, even at 3, that he had a keen idea for detail. He says that even though he looked at the same pieces hundreds of times, each time he would spot something different and unique.
Years later, he was hooked after he took a gemology class and from there, he never looked back. The more he learned, the more his fascination grew with the sparkling world of gems, and in 2014, he took a ring making course at a local jewelry academy and realized his strong passion for Gemology and jewelry was ready to take flight.
When he’s not busy dazzling us with his bevy of beautiful gems, Robert is taking orders for rings from his Czernity line. Czernity, the World’s 1st All Faceted Cubic Zirconia Eternity Ring ™ is produced using the highest quality, lab grown cubic zirconia, and hand polished to perfection.
A member of AGTA, MJSA and Golden Gate Chapter of GIA Alumni Association, Robert is also inching his was towards his GG as well. Seriously, when does this man have time to sleep?
Connect with Robert on JHJ if you’re looking for an incredible selection of colored gemstones that are NOT Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald. He loves selling Burma Spinels, the rainbow colors of Zircon, Tourmalines, Csarite aka Color Change Diaspore and even the rare ones like Sweet Home Rhodochrosite or Wulfenite just to name a few.
He’s also found a market for higher end diamonds, so if something special comes across your desk, make sure to let him know.