Mike Shalamov, the founder of Elegant Jewelers, emigrated to the United States with his family from the former Soviet Union.
“This transition was one of the most challenging experiences I’ve ever had to face,” he said. “However, I dealt with obstacles and adversity to persevere and pursue my goal to become a visionary in my field.”
Shalamov has provided a reliable, helpful, and diversified shopping experience to his clients for more than 35 years. Starting in 1985 with his first jewelry booth in Smithtown, both Shalamov and his business have evolved over the years. At the Commack Jewelry Exchange, his clientele expanded so much so that they ran out of booths big enough for his growing business. Moving to the popular Attias Flea Market and Jewelry Centerin Sayville, Elegant Jewelry built his loyal clientele over 15 years until the landlord decided to sell the property and Shalamov was forced to relocate quickly.
He chose to take the leap of opening his first storefront jewelry store just an exit away , in Patchogue.
“I’ve enjoyed a wonderful and successful 10 years there,” he said. “My vision for Elegant Jewelers has always been to be much more than a store that sells jewelry. During the pandemic, it became even more important to me to offer the ultimate experience for all of my clients.”
His dedication to his clients has led him to launch a new luxury boutique in Woodbury Village providing an elegant setting to complement his incredible collections of jewelry, diamonds , and watches.
What sets Shalamov apart is that the experience is far from a sales transaction: It’ a creative collaboration, from conception to completion. He is happy to spend the time with his clients so they can take part in the creative process and be rewarded with a precious and beautiful piece of jewelry. He begins with a drawing of the desired design and then explains the different sizes and qualities – including colors and clarities — of diamonds used to design the piece. Once the design is selected and stones selected, a wax model is created. After this is approved, Mike executes the design into an expertly finished piece.
Elegant Jewelers will also feature a wide selection of jewelry and watches updated constantly to reflect the latest trends and styles.
Elegant Jewelers will open in Woodbury Village this November – just in time for the gift-giving holiday season.
Elegant Jewelers is located at 7959 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury and can be reached at elegantjewelersny.com or 516-744-6055.