Tell us about why you decided to join the family business? I always had a passion for the business, so I decided to become a Graduate Gemologist from GIA (Gemological Institute of America).
There are many great jewelers in New Orleans, what distinguishes Boudreaux’s? We have principal family members in every location with three active generations currently involved in our business, I don’t believe anyone else can say that locally. My father Don, myself and two brothers, and my two sons are now involved in helping run the business and continue relationships with clients we’ve had for generations since 1933.
Tell us about some of your favorite pieces in store right now? We have an exquisite, one-of-a-kind opal suite, which features perfectly matched vivid Ethiopian opals in a necklace, earrings and a bracelet that we expect will be an exciting addition to someone’s collection.
No business can stay still; tell us how you keep your company modern and relevant? My son, Brandon, has become our lead designer for our Boudreaux’s Signature Collection, and he’s employing the latest in cutting-edge technology to create designs with CAD programs and 3D printers. He also works directly with clients on custom designs for truly one-of-a-kind pieces.
Christmas is coming; any ideas for gifts? We’ve just partnered with renowned Southern California designer, Jude Frances, to showcase her gorgeous collection. It features a collection of high-fashion styles that are hand textured in either Sterling Silver, 18 karat gold or a mix of the two metals.
701 Metairie Road, Metairie