Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Harry Kotlar, the man behind the iconic Harry Kotlar & Co., brought his passion, skill and eye for beauty to the United States from his native Poland. By starting out as a diamond salesman in Los Angeles in 1948, he managed to start a company that continues to dazzle – now in their third generation. Louis Weiner, the current president of the company, came into the company more than 35 years ago and had worked side by side with his father-in-law until the founder’s passing. Betty Kotlar Weiner, had worked with her father even before marrying Louis and is now in charge of the inventory of their business. Their son, David, joined the company more than 15 years ago and has helped the company increase sales and launched the jewelry and mounting end of Harry Kotlar & Co. Harry’s passion of making women feel beautiful and appreciated has been passed down the family line. Beauty, Art and Perfection remains to be the family mantra. And lucky for me and you, we all can enjoy the timeless elegance of superbly crafted jewelry. For Harry Kotlar pieces, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Harry Kotlar.