Elegance and expertise. From the moment you enter into Polacheck’s Jewelers, you know you’re in for a treat. As one of Southern California’s most exquisite jewelers and fine watch retailers, it only seems fitting that our store is located in the exclusive Calabasas Commons shopping center. Polacheck’s Jewelers is the only family owned and operated store in the Calabasas Commons, with a 5,000 square foot showroom holding an expansive collection of designer jewelry and high-end timepieces.
Polacheck’s first laid down its roots nine decades ago and has been passed on through many generations. Our story begins with Great-grandfather Ben Tipp’s small diamond store in 1920s Seattle, when Tipp’s daughter married a man who also shared Tipp’s passion for the finer things, Arthur Polacheck.
In 1949, Arthur relocated to the Los Angeles area with even bigger dreams than his father-in-law and opened his first location in Glendale. Arthur’s sons, Stephen and Art Jr., took over their father’s business and established four more locations before they decided to sell to a public company.
After two years off, Stephen decided to open up his very own store, and helped carry on the Polacheck name and tradition of celebrating elegant jewelry collections. Stephen opened Polacheck’s Jewelers in Sherman Oaks in the 1970s. In 1998, the Calabasas location opened and eventually became the flagship store for the Polacheck name with Stephen’s son, Brent, now sitting at the helm.
However, Brent didn’t always have diamonds in his eyes. He was a film major at the University of Arizona and was focusing his gaze on the glitz of different jewels, but as it turns out he could not escape the draw to the family business. After graduation, he took the opportunity to work in New York for Tourneau luxury watches for a year. Afterwards, he returned to California in 1996 with a new driven passion and skill set of watch keeping. He decided to join his dad with the family business, eventually taking control of the Calabasas location. Along with his wife and four children, Brent is happy to call Calabasas his home.
September 2013 served as the celebration month for the Grand Re-Opening of our Calabasas location, which included a 2,500 square foot expansion. The whole store was redesigned into a more luxurious and expansive showroom, allowing customers to browse and shop with sophistication and privacy. In addition, unique displays have been designed to help compliment premier luxury brands such as Rolex and Patek Philippe.
Polacheck’s has evolved into a destination for watch collectors and aficionados thanks to the expertise of our well qualified sales staff. We also have an onsite watchmaker available at your discretion for questions or repairs of pre-owned timepieces.
Polacheck’s has come a long way, but we cannot forget where it started: diamonds. Polacheck’s is your virtuoso in finding the perfect precious stone. And once you find the one with just the right sparkle, our design specialists or master jeweler are on premise to assist in perfecting your statement piece.
Honor. Craftsmanship. Splendor. Polacheck’s Jewelers’ passion is expressed through our store, our expertise and our dedication to the family jewels.