I have always had a passion for jewelry, and a fascination for diamonds and gemstones since I was a little girl. My family marked every special occasion and milestone with a piece of jewelry. I still have them all.
I began my experience in the jewelry industry in 1993 with Collier’s Finer Jewelry. I spent 16 wonderful years with them, until they decided to move their business to Colorado. The natural thing to do was to start my own business, so I opened Lara’s Jewelry and Design in February 2009. This industry is fun and challenging, as there are always new things to learn. It is also very rewarding, and I have the opportunity to make people happy by helping them choose the perfect gift, or re-design an heirloom. I have built some wonderful relationships with my clients over the years, continue to take excellent care of them.
Jennifer, Judy, Rob, and I have created a relaxing, laid back atmosphere in which to shop and visit pressure free. With 60 years of combined experience in the jewelry industry, we can assist you with anything you wish.
We feature diamonds, gemstones, watches, gold, platinum and silver jewelry as well as an ever growing estate collection. There is truly something for everyone, whether you have $20 to spend, or $20,000. Adorning the walls are beautiful works of art by Hot Springs artists D. Arthur and Lisa Wilson.
“Come by and spend some time with us. Have a cup of coffee or tea.”
Custom Jewelry Designs
We are very proud of our custom design department, and J. Rob Saettele our master jeweler / designer. He has been creating masterpieces since 1984, and has been commissioned by celebrities such as Billy Bob Thornton, Angelina Jolie, and Diane Ladd.
We would be honored to sit with you and find out what you have in mind, then create it for you. Nothing compares to a custom design that is yours alone… it will tell your story for generations.
Restoration & Repair
Professional jewelry repair and restoration by a master jeweler. Our clients are our priority, and enjoy a quick turnaround time.
Detailed appraisals with digital imaging. Every piece of jewelry purchased from Lara’s comes with a complementary appraisal upon request.
Watch battery replacement and adjustments. We also provide free lifetime batteries, link adjustments, and cleaning on any watch purchased from us.
We accept select pieces of jewelry or diamonds for sale on consignment in our store.
For our busy clients we offer private showings by appointment at our store or your office.
Precious Metal Purchasing
We offer on the spot payment or trade-in value for your old or broken jewelry.
Wish List Registry
Don’t know what she wants? No problem. Let us make it easy for you with our wish list program.
Free professional gift wrapping with any purchase from us.