About Us

Summerlin Jewelers is a full service, family owned and operated jewelry store located in Northwest Las Vegas.

Summerlin Jewelers was founded by Larry Minden, following the footsteps of a long-held family tradition dating back to the 1950’s, when his father and grandfather owned four jewelry stores in Ontario, Canada. Larry’s father moved to Las Vegas in 1959, and had a jewelry display in the Vegas Village Department Store. Later, he was able to acquire a store in the Silver City Plaza, across the street from the Stardust Casino. It was here in Las Vegas that Larry learned the jewelry business, working alongside his father at an early age.

Larry opened his first Jewelry store in Southern California in 1984. After 10 years of business, Larry decided to move back to Las Vegas in 1994. He found the perfect location in Summerlin, a new master planned community being developed in Northwest Las Vegas. In 2012, with business booming, Larry expanded Summerlin Jewelers to a larger space within the same development.

Larry’s niece, Melissa, became interested in jewelry after she volunteered to assist with holiday gift-wrapping at a young age. Melissa started taking courses while still in High School through the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and achieved the title of Graduate Gemologist in 2013. Following the family tradition, Larry began to teach the fine points of running a Jewelry business to Melissa. In 2014, Melissa was added as a co-owner of Summerlin Jewelers, allowing Summerlin Jewelers to remain a family owned and operated business.

"I believe exceptional customer service has helped our growth, and I’m proud to announce our family’s 4th generation jeweler will continue to provide the Las Vegas community with the quality service and product they’ve come to know." ~ Larry Minden

Your Master IJO Jeweler

Summerlin Jewelers belongs to an elite group of retailers known as the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO). IJO is an organization which only accepts jewelers with the highest ethical standards and superior professional integrity.

As a Master IJO Jeweler, we receive benefits such as expert training, allowing our team members to update their knowledge, skills and experience to help our clients make a confident jewelry purchase. The group purchasing power we have as a Master IJO Jeweler allows to pass a significant savings on to our clients while maintaining the highest quality products they have come to know. Summerlin Jewelers is an active member of the Las Vegas community, and strives to offer an unsurpassed level of service grounded in honestly, trust, integrity, and expertise