~ Accolades ~
River Oaks Living Article
I am sitting with Franco Valobra in his Highland Village Jewelry Atelier. Franco, the fourth generation in a long family of master jewelers tells me this story began with his great-grandfather, Vittorio Valobra. 111 years ago in Torino, Italy. Vittorio designed pieces so remarkable they caught the eye of the reigning king, King Victor Emmanuel III.
National Jewelers Article
Hurricane Katrina didn’t kill Valobra Jewelry & Antiques business it only made it stronger. When Franco Valobra movet to New Orleans in 1982 to open Valobra Jewelry & Antiques in the French Quarter, he was told that antique dealers had always ruled the Royal Street retail space and that contemporary Italian jewelry simply wouldn’t sell.
~ Client Accolades ~
My new wife and I could not be more impressed or satisfied with Valobra Jewelry. The Valobra team are simply amazing and no detail is overlooked. We have now purchased one-of-a-kind earrings, pendants, wedding bands, and an engagement ring that was created especially for us. Even though they are five hours away, Valobra is still the only jewelry store for us. Those interested in wonderful pieces of jewelry and art along with fabulous customer service will be thankful if they choose to do business with Valobra.
Even though we live out of town (over 1,000 miles away!) Jen and Valobra have been our go-to source for beautiful products and amazing service since I bought my wife’s engagement ring in 2012. From suggestions on available pieces that might fit our style (and budget), to sending multiple pieces to me to see in person before deciding what to purchase, to repairing and replacing a lost stone, to a no-hassle exchange of a birthstone-based gift when our daughter decided to wait until July to be born, and everything else in between, Valobra continues to provide my family and me the most incredible customer service. We will shop with them any time we need a truly special gift.
My wife loves jewelry and I love her so needless to say, I have purchased a lot of fine jewelry over the years from numerous jewelers. I have to say without hesitation that Valobra’s is by far and away the best jeweler I have ever done business with and now they are the only one. Their pieces are exquisite and true works of art. I love doing business with a family firm that has withstood the test of time through multi-generations. They offer knowledgeable, professional staff and exceptional service and always stand behind their product.
St. Louis, Missouri
333 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130