President of Jewelers
of Louisiana 1989-1991

Jeweler of the Year

Won the Prestigious
Jewelers of Louisiana
Grand Prize 1989

Board of Directors for Jewelers of America
1991 to 1997

Currently a Member of
Metairie Rotary Club
Serving on board of directors

Member since 1984
Better Business Bureau
Designs In Jewelry, Inc. BBB Business Review

    In the Fall of 1971, at the age of 18, I opened "The Handcraft Shop" in the court yard of 1212 Royal St. in New Orleans making silver jewelry. Within 1 year I moved to Ridgelake Dr. in Metairie to continue my passion of making jewelry. In 1976 I changed the name of my business to "Designs In Jewelry" and built a new store next to Metairie's most famous landmark "The Morning Call" coffee house. 

   By 1979 I expanded in the same shopping center and have been "Designs In Jewelry" for the last 35 years. Our goal at "Designs In Jewelry" is to design and manufacture the finest quality diamond, platinum and gold jewelry available. 

   As a G.I.A. certified diamond appraiser and a master jeweler our collection of original designs is extensive and continues to grow. "Designs In Jewelry" carries G.I.A. and E.G.L. certified diamonds in our collection of world known designer pieces.  Our experienced staff associates and jewelers can design and handcraft your one-of-a-kind creations. We provide many in-store services including jewelry repair, cleaning and inspection, watch repair, and jewelry appraisals. We also pay top dollar for your gold and silver jewelry.

   To our continuing customers we thank you for your dedication through the years and to our future customers we invite you to come visit us and see something beautiful. "Designs In Jewelry" is truly "A Gem of a Jewelry Store". 


Barry A. Pizzolato