Baba Blumkin was born in Costa Rica and grew up in the beach areas of La Jolla and Pacific Beach. He graduated from La Jolla High School and comes from a family that has been in the Jewelry and Pawn business for generations. His journey in the jewelry and pawn business started after he graduated from GIA with a Graduate Gemologists Degree. In Los Angeles, he worked and apprenticed under his cousin the “King of Pinks” (diamonds) Alan Friedman in Beverly Hills. After years of working and learning the jewelry business, he met Jordan Tabach-Bank and began working in the exclusive high-end pawn/loan business in Beverly Hills. After perfecting his skills paired with his education and experience, he moved to NYC and continued working in this industry at the International Gem Tower. There, he flourished in his field and made lifelong friends and business associates. After many years of hard work, dedication and a great degree of a success in NYC, Baba made the to decision to move his family back to San Diego and join forces with his twin brother to open up Luxe Jewelry and Loan in their old beloved neighborhood. “I am really looking forward to being able to service old and new friends alike in my hometown”, says Baba Blumkin.
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