Omar Portigliatti, Italian native, was first introduced to the jewelry business in 1995 when he attended Lycee Paster Nice (school for jewelers) on the southern coast of France. He continued furthering his education by joining the shop of renowned jewelers of Grosso & Besson as an apprentice. He spent the next two years learning the trade hands on and was fortunately able to participate in several projects including the “Gold Palm” award creation commissioned by the Cannes Movie festival.
In 2000, Omar Portigliatti made a move for the United States where he was able to follow his passion of creating and designing jewelry by joining A & C Diamonds and Design. He was hired as a jeweler and during the following years had to opportunity to work with exquisite designer pieces by world renowned designers such as Scott Kay, Verragio, Ritani, and the flawless Gabi diamonds. In 2004, feeling confident in his abilities, Omar decided that it was time for more and joined Kenneth Brown in his dream to open a new store where he would be able to offer his services and knowledge as a jeweler. After several years of hard work and sacrifice, Omar was able to join Kenneth Brown in 2007 in the opening of The Jewelers Bench. Omar is currently and will continue to offer the highest grade of jewelry repair and creation that the southeast United States can offer.