Our Kostbar family is a small, carefully run company that sparkles with brilliant color,
thoughtful designs and an enthusiasm for its customers to thrive and grow
selling our beautiful fine jewelry!
Steve grew up in California with parents that loved spending time with their two children, traveling across the west collecting rocks, minerals and fossils and attending gem shows.
This eventually led to the opening of their own successful rock, mineral and supply shop in the late 1960's, where Steve worked and first developed an interest in lapidary, stone cutting and retail sales.
After his Dad retired in 1980 Steve created his own wholesale, colored stone business, traveling the world in search of the most beautiful gemstones, which naturally led to his own collection of fine, colored stone jewelry which he designs and manufactures.
Steve's wife Rebecca began working at her entreprenurial, artist, mother's gallery and jewelry store in 1971 as a teenager, serving as buyer, saleman, photographer, merchandiser and designer.
Over the years she and her mother created and owned over six successful fine jewelry stores and one designer dress boutique, throughout the country.
Steve and Rebecca met at a trade show, the pefect match!
Kostbar firmly believes in providing complete disclosure of treatments and running a fair and ethical business.
We are proud members of the American Gem Trade Association, which holds us to the highest standards in the industry.