KIRKOR KOCEK, PRESIDENT OF KOCEK JEWELER INC., began his apprenticeship in the art of jewelry design and manufacture at the age of 12 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is trained in all aspects of jewelry production, including wax carving, casting and hand fabrication. He is a master metalsmith who produces jewelry in yellow gold, white gold and platinum. A few of his areas of expertise include anticlastic manufacture and granulation techniques.
Kocek Jeweler Inc. can provide a wide range of unmounted diamonds, colored gemstones and pearls as well as finished jewelry items that are manufactured in Italy, Thailand and Germany.
Mr. Kocek travels extensively and has a large vendor base, allowing him to be highly competitive in his pricing. Kocek Jeweler Inc., a California corporation listed with Dunn & Bradstreet and rated by the Jewelers Board of Trade was established in March 1973. Kocek Jeweler Inc. is affiliated with the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, Appraisers Association of America Inc., International Society of Appraisers and California Jewelers Association. Mr. Kocek has served on the board of the Carmel Chamber of Commerce and is a past President of the Rotary Club of Monterey.