By The Capistrano Dispatch
While on a vacation to Southern California, a 25-year-old Ron Cohan fell in love with the charm of San Juan Capistrano—so much so that he instantly packed his bags, closed his flower business in Miami to start anew here. Thirty-five years later, Cohan is the proud owner of a unique jewelry store in the heart of downtown, Zia Jewelry, 31761 Camino Capistrano. Cohan, his friends and several longtime patrons recently celebrated his store’s 35th anniversary with a three-day celebration.
“I love the feel of the downtown. We’ve been through ups and downs, but the community has always supported us and we’ve absolutely done our best for everybody that we deal with it.”
Most of Zia Jewelry’s business does not come from brand-name sales. Instead, Cohan’s philosophy has always been to showcase lesser known jewelry artists and their original designs. Cohan’s store specializes in American Southwestern designs but also features jewelry from around the globe.
“Regular jewelry stores are boring,” Cohan said. “One of the main reasons for jewelry is to enhance your appearance, and there’s so many ways to do that.”
To celebrate its anniversary, Zia Jewelry will be offering sale and discount prices until the end of November. For more information, visit www.ziajewelryonline.com.