About Us

Three Generations of Jewelers

Erika, Jack and Kevin.

Erika, Jack and Kevin.

Early on as a child in the late 50’s Kevin Schimke remembers playing in the back room of his father’s jewelry store in El Cerrito, California. Little did he know at the time, this was helping form his future career. By 1971 in the 11th grade, he was working full time during the summer, and part time after school in an apprenticeship role performing jewelry repairs. He married Bella in 1977. In 1978 Kevin attended the world renowned Gemological Institute of America, earning the title of Graduate Gemologist. Moving to Stockton in 1979, he established Kevin Schimke Jewelers on the Miracle Mile. His daughter Erika Schimke Reese now joins him in operating the store. Erika has a bachelor’s degree in business from Stanislaus State University, as well as two AA degrees. She is Diamond Certified by GIA, Gemological Institute of America, and will soon be a Graduate Gemologist just like her dad Kevin.

Kevin Schimke Jewelers is a proud member of Retail Jewelers Association. As a leading jeweler, we are pleased to offer a wide range of top brands. If we don’t happen to have what you are looking for, we can get it. Whether we special order it for you or personal shop for you at leading gem shows for jewelers, we have almost unlimited options to get you what you want!