Panowicz Jewelers: Celebrating 71 Years

Even after seven decades, Panowicz Jewelers still holds true to its
founding: a legacy of quality, integrity and value. Founded in 1948
by Anton Panowicz Sr., the local, family-owned jewelry store recently
celebrated its 71st anniversary serving the Olympia community.

“Retail has to be about outstanding customer service and care,” says
Rob Panowicz, son of the late founder. “We continue to cater to our
customers and put them first in all aspects of the business.”

“As a store, we genuinely care about our customers,” echoes Leslie
Panowicz, general manager. “One of our favorite aspects of this
business is being a part of clients’ special moments that they will
remember for the rest of their lives.”

She said customers will often come into the store and recount a
memory when her grandfather or father helped them choose a ring
that was perfect for the occasion and fit within their budget. “These
memories are so special and help us remember our roots,” Leslie said.
Indeed, adds Rob Panowicz, a unique quality of his team is the
longevity of tenure and the services they provide. With two
goldsmiths and two certified gemologists on staff, Panowicz Jewelers
is able to offer many services in-store that other retailers would often
need to outsource.

Panowicz Jewelers prides itself on its history while also remaining
contemporary in both variety and selection of merchandise. You don’t
need to travel to a big city to find that special piece of jewelry, says
Leslie. “Panowicz is on par with the larger, upscale corporate jewelry
stores with quality and selection. We can also custom order jewelry to
fit your occasion.”

To stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends, Leslie Panowicz
travels nationally and internationally to Antwerp, Belgium and
Thailand. She hand-selects diamonds in order to offer the best value
and quality in the Puget Sound. She says it’s all part of continuing the
70-plus year legacy of serving the community’s jewelry needs.

NATE PETERS

PANOWICZ JEWELERS
111 Market St NE, Olympia
panowicz.com