Welcome to Jess

Jess Jewelers is a premier jewelry store located in Bradenton, Florida. We specialize in Diamonds, Gemology, custom designs, repairs and Appraisals for a wide range of jewelry products and pieces. Our Engagement ring selection is one of the most extensive in the area, and our expert team of designers, Gemologists, and jewelers are proud to work alongside clients to help ensure that every last piece we offer is nothing short of perfect.

Whether you’re looking for a new engagement ring for your significant other, or if you want to restore an old jewelry piece back to its former glory, Jess Jewelers is prepared to help. We proudly offer our services, our knowledge, and our extensive expertise to help our clients turn their unique vision into reality.


Each and every day, our mission remains providing premium jewelry pieces for our clients, while also offering impeccable expertise and unwavering service. When our clients contact us, we give them the proper care and attention that they deserve, because we know just how much their new engagement ring or their old jewelry piece means to them. Throughout nearly everything that we do, our mission is to provide an exceptional experience for our clients.


Tony Carter
Antonio Carter – Head of Security
Antonio has been associated with Jess Jewelers since 1989, but has recently joined the Jess Jewelers Team full time as our Chief of Security. Antonio is highly skilled and licensed. He is here for the safety of our customers and community. Stop in today and be sure to be greeted by Antonio with a big smile!
Darren Blum – Gemologist & General Manager
Darren Blum is an accredited GIA Graduate Gemologist and Jewelry Appraiser who has more than 27 years in the industry. With a lifelong interest in gems and minerals, Darren works each and every day to lend his expertise to our clients.
Jason Marien – Gemologist & Jeweler
Jason Marien is a Sarasota native and has been interested in jewelry making from a young age. At just 16 years old, Jason began making his own jewelry before continuing on with a professional experience domestically and internationally. Jason is an award winning gold smith.
Tina Dodge – Executive Assistant
Tina is an event coordinator and manages the back office. With an eye for design and an on-trend approach, Tina helps us put together concepts for new pieces and maintains the day to day production of Jess Jewelers.
John Steinacher – Master Jeweler
John Steinacher has been practicing jewelry making for 25 years and is one of our Master Jewelers. He is LaserStar certified and has a background in watchmaking and antique/vintage restoration, John helps us to design new jewelry pieces and to bring older pieces back to life.
Jo Marie – Jeweler
Diana Barbash - Sales Team
Diana came to Jess Jewelers as a customer in 2005 with a passion for gemstones and design, she found her home jewelers. Diana is now part of the Jess Jewelers Team. She offers a fresh perspective and enthusiasm for learning the business!
David Jess - Gemologist
David graduated from GIA in 2022 as a gemologist and brought his talents to Jess Jewelers. David, the son of Mr. Jess, grew up in the business and makes the 4th generation jeweler for the Jess family.