Talar and Manuk Torossian, both from Istanbul, Turkey, have built their family in the Atlanta area since 1999. Their oldest daughter, Tara, is a junior at the University of Georgia studying Public Relations and their youngest, Tais, is in the 4th grade at Sarah Smith Elementary. Between work and children, the Torossians are very involved in their community and churches, The Armenian Church of Atlanta and Peachtree Presbyterian. The weekends are filled with ballet, playdates and Girl Scouts and when they are able to sneak away, they love to visit Tara in Athens. With their stores open 6 days a week, they certainly don’t have a lot of free time to waste.
As a Buckhead family, the Torossians decided to open a second location for their jewelry store, Luxor Fine Jewelry, in the Chastain Square Shopping Plaza this winter. Their original store is located in the AmericasMart in downtown Atlanta, where they have been in business for over 20 years.
Manuk started his journey as a diamond setter learning skills in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. At age 17, he moved to New York City, became a master in jewelry, was certified as a GIA Gemologist and worked with many high-profile designers. In 1997, he flew home for Christmas to visit his family and a chance meeting with Talar sealed their fate. He instantly knew she was the one for him and extended his stay for a week to spend more time with her. Manuk returned to Instanbul three months later with a custom engagement ring he specially created for her and luckily, she said yes! After a whirlwind engagement and wedding with 11 priests, bishops and archbishops and a full choir at their Armenian Cathedral, the two were wed and settled in New York as a couple. After two years, they decided to move to Atlanta where Manuk brought the first invisible cutting machine. As an innovator in the jewelry business, Manuk was able to do everything under one roof, which wasn’t the norm at the time. He was able to cast metals, set diamonds and stones, manufacture settings and polish his pieces. One person can actually do it all!
While Manuk grew the business, he needed Talar to come in and manage the store. With a background in hotel management, this was easy for Talar. She stepped in and took GIA courses to further her knowledge of the jewelry industry. With Talar’s genuine personality and Manuk’s beautiful craftsmanship, this winning combination has clients wanting more. To add to their attractive offerings, Luxor Fine Jewelry is a wholesale business, offering all pieces made in the USA.
Custom designed jewelry is Luxor’s specialty but they also offer a variety of designer pieces and have pre-made items in their store for clients. Watch and jewelry repair, appraisals and more are available at either location. Their goal is to not only provide you with exceptional jewelry pieces but to also build lasting relationships. When you shop at Luxor, you are treated like family! Please come see Talar and Manuk in their new, Chastain location!