"Life is a never-ending treasure hunt," asserts Stephen H. Silver, chairman and CEO of Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry, one of the United States' premiere jewelry houses. For Silver, the chase is 99% of the fun. "Every day, I wake up with the burning desire to find something that intrigues me. I don't know if I'll buy it or sell it - but it's there, emblazoned in my memory with every other piece of treasure I've ever encountered."
Stephen Silver, CEO
Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry is considered one of the United States’ premiere jewelry houses. Founder, Stephen Silver, is a gemologist, artist, and philanthropist.
Intrigued by science and minerals from a young age, Silver studied geology at San Diego State University and earned a graduate degree from the GIA. Stephen began his career in Los Angeles at one of the largest jewelry manufacturer in the world grading, cutting, and sorting diamonds and colored stones. Toronto born, Stephen moved to the San Francisco bay area as a teen ager. After college and a brief stint in Los Angeles, he was ready to be near his family in the Bay Area again and took a job with a retail estate jeweler that specialized in antiques and precious stones. This is where Silver discovered his true passion; pieces from the early 19th century to the mid 20th century, a time when there was more emphasis on artistry and craftsmanship.
Established in 1980, S.H. Silver Company aims for perfection, delivering exceptional pieces that bring old-world craftsmanship forward to the modern luxury marketplace. The company began as an appraisal business working with law firms, financial planners, courts, and estates. Over the course of the last 35 years, Silver has created a vertically integrated business, leveraging his highly developed global network of contacts in the jewelry trade, operating both retail and wholesale divisions. What began as an estate jewelry business is now a global wholesale/dealer, manufacturer, with diamond and colored stone cutting, and a retail presence that includes an upstairs retail salon and two boutique stores. Resident horologist in Silicon Valley’s venture capital community, the company’s watch boutique opened in 2014. Stephen curates an ultra high end collection of rare and exclusive timepieces including Greubel Forsey,Audemars Piguet, and Richard Mille.
Andrew Block, President
Andrew has more than 30 years of experience with luxury brand management, having held positions in all phases of the industry including 21 years as executive vice president at Tourneau.
At Tourneau, Block and his team were responsible for growing it from a three-store company into a leading watch business with more than 50 retail stores, and strategic partnerships with more than 90 watch companies including Richemont, Swatch Group, LVMH and Fossil, and independent brands like Rolex, Patek Philippe and Breitling.
He also has experience developing and implementing multi-channel growth strategies across the United States, Asia, Europe, South America, Latin America and the Middle East by positioning luxury brands as must-have goods for consumers.
Block also has become a source for matters involving the luxury timepiece and jewelry industry, having been featured in media outlets such as CNN, CNBC,The New York Times, WWD, The Wall Street Journal and Vanity Fair.