Kenny Phillips, a fourth generation jeweler, spent many Saturdays as a child watching his grandfather, Charles “Choo Choo” Kaufman, buy and sell exquisite jewelry. After graduating from the Gemological Institute of America (G.I.A.) in 1980 with a Graduate Gemologist (G.G.) Degree, Kenny joined his families business. He learned the intricacies of the industry from his uncle Donald Kaufman and began buying and selling diamonds and fine colored stones while dealing in unique and unusual fine and estate jewelry.
In 1998, after 18 years in the family business Kenny founded K. Phillips & Co., Inc. and opened his first office in Miami, Florida. Working by appointment only, Kenny gives his clients his full attention to ensure that they are thoroughly happy with their purchases. Whether a one of a kind piece, the perfect engagement ring, or buying his clients unwanted jewelry, Kenny’s expertise and experience adds the perfect touch to the final product.
We have an extensive network of diamond dealers that we work very closely with as well as a number of bench jewelers with vast experience in creating unique and wearable jewelry. We always have a beautiful collection of fine jewelry and maintain a clear vision of current fashion standards to help guide our clients. We are thrilled to carry jewelry designed by the classic jewelers such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, and Tiffany , while also seeking out more artistic designers such as Burle Marx, Jean Mahie, and Sterle´ to name a few.
Our mission is to make the experience of buying or selling jewelry stress free and personal while compassionately understanding the emotions involved in the process. We provide our clients with enough information so they can feel confident that they are making the best, most educated decisions. Customer service, high quality, wholesale prices and personal integrity are what you will experience in working with us.