Our Staff

Kevin Burns has worked in the jewelry industry for over 30 years, primarily as a diamond buyer and appraiser of estate jewelry. As previous owner and president of Tampa Gemological Laboratory (an independent appraisal company) and founder of Southern Estate Buyers and Appraisers, Kevin has developed a passion for antique and estate jewelry. This knowledge and his acquired customer base were the guiding force in the decision to open Associated Watch & Jewelry Buyers, a company dedicated to acquiring an inventory of selected jewelry pieces with the emphasis on quality and value.
Joe Huchro has over 30 years of experience in the precious metal, jewelry and watch industry. His knowledge of watches has made him a leading expert in the Tampa Bay area. With vast contacts in the industry, and his love of fine, collectible watches, Joe will guide you in choosing a fine watch, or in selling your own piece.

Mabel Burns brings a lifetime appreciation of antique and modern jewelry to the company. Her ability to find and match a piece of jewelry with a client is her forte. Whether helping to find the perfect engagement ring, fine watch, a fine vintage piece of jewelry or helping you re-design an inherited piece of jewelry into something you’ll always wear, Mabel is the customer service, go-to person. Fluent in Spanish too!
Krista Yoho is a GIA graduate gemologist with many years of retail sales and marketing experience. She is apprised of all the trends in high-end designer jewelry and has a fine eye for helping you design a custom piece of jewelry. Together, with the repair department, she will ensure your jewelry order is completed to your specifications.

 

Carl Hammondis the ‘hands’ behind the     scene. He is a Master Jeweler with over 25 years’ experience in custom jewelry making. He is an expert diamond setter, and will create jewelry to your special design, or repair even the finest of jewelry pieces. One of few jewelers that you can entrust with a family heirloom!

 

  Eric Perez   joined AWJB at the closing of Magnon’s Jewelers where he was employed since 1979. His GIA certifications in  Diamond Grading and Colored Stones make him a huge asset in appraising diamonds and jewelry. See Eric when you need help with custom designs. Also fluent in Spanish!

 


Danielle Liebowitz is an expert e-commerce sales associate. She scans the internet for trends in sales and runs the on-line EBay store. Shop our eBay Jewelry Showroom.