SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Padis Jewelry, one of the premier purveyors of gems and fine jewelry in the San Francisco Bay Area, today announced that founders Steve and Judy Padis have been named to the National Jeweler’s Retailer Hall of Fame by National Jeweler Magazine as this year’s recipient of the Multi-Store Independent Hall of Fame Recipient.

Padis Jewelry is family-owned and operated by Steve and Judy Padis and their daughter Alexis. Padis Jewelry has been selling fine jewelry in the Bay Area since 1974. The firm specializes in loose diamonds and exclusive fine jewelry and over the years has expanded to operate three retail locations in San Francisco and one in St. Helena, California. Padis also is planning to open a fifth location – the first franchise store in North America for Forevermark® jewelry. Steve sits on the Board of Directors for Jewelers of America as well as the leadership council for Forevermark. He is also a founding member of the Elios Society, and sits on the board of both the National Hellenic Society and the Hellenic Journal.

“We are truly honored to be inducted into the National Jeweler Hall of Fame,” said Steve Padis. “Our family has been committed to offering exclusive jewelry from the time I was at UC Berkeley selling jewelry on Telegraph Avenue. Over the years we have built a reputation for selection, value and integrity and being added to the National Jeweler Retailer Hall of Fame is a welcome recognition for our years of hard work.”

National Jeweler magazine has been a resource for jewelers and gemologists since 1906 and is published by Jewelers of America, the leading nonprofit jewelry association in the United States. Every year the publication singles out specific individual and multi-store independent merchants for their contribution to the jewelry industry.

About Padis Jewelry

A family-owned business operating since 1974, Padis Jewelry has been a trusted source throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for loose diamond, engagement rings, and fine jewelry. Padis has some the foremost experts on diamonds as well as specialists in bridal and engagement jewelry. With three locations in San Francisco and one in St. Helena, California, Padis has an extensive and exclusive inventory of some of the top names in jewelry.

For more information, visit www.padisgems.com.

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