Many decades ago, several family-owned boutique jewelry stores were tucked under the ground floor of apartment buildings in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. One store, Phil’s Jewelry, was run by a man named George Smith for over 30 years. It was founded on a commitment to integrity, client happiness, and the spirit of giving.
By the end of his career, George’s jewelry boutique was sending 50% of its profits to help build orphanages in Uruguay, and freshwater wells in India. With plans to retire in 2012, George trusted Baraka’s founder Jamie Jockwig with the store’s legacy. Baraka Gemstones and Jewelry (now known as Baraka Gems) opened its doors in July 2009, dedicated to continuing these traditions in our home communities and those across the world.
We offer free mini engagement photo shoots with the purchase of a $5,000 or more engagement ring.