About us

Jewelry By Leonard Designs started as Leonard Design Corp. in 1998, a jewelry manufacturing company lead by Carlos Larrea a master bench jeweler in North Bergen, New Jersey. Born and raised in Ecuador, Carlos came from a family jewelers who noticed his talent at young age and encouraged him to pursue his favorite "hobby" as a career. Shortly after arriving in New York City in the early 1980's he was hired by famed sculpture artist/jewelry designer Barry Kieselstein-Cord and quickly rose to become one of his top model makers.
 
By 1998 Carlos decides to open his own company naming it Leonard Design Corp. as an homage to one of his brothers, Leonard who passed away during his childhood. Finally in 2004 after years of working behind the scenes for well known designers and creating jewelry lines, Carlos decided to open a jewelry store in West New York, New Jersey that would not only sell beautifully curated jewelry pieces but also provide the public with an array of high quality jewelry repair and custom design services that were rarely available in many other jewelry stores.
 
Today, Jewelry By Leonard Designs is based in Hazlet, New Jersey still family owned and operated with over 20 years of experience and counting. Come visit us anytime to see for yourself why we promise to be more then just a jewelry store and the only jewelers you will trust for your life's most special occasions.