Scott - Owner, Designer and Goldsmith

I’m the owner of Ari Diamonds and have been in our Portland location since 1993; I now have over 15 years of experience working with hand-made jewelry. My greatest joy is to see peoples’ faces when they receive a piece of jewelry that has been custom made for them to their exact preferences. My team and I want nothing more than to make jewelry that you can love for the rest of your life.

Chris - Goldsmith

Chris is our resident cannuck and our go-to for repairs, stone setting, cleaning and polishing. As a recent graduate from a jewelry making and repair program from NBSS – a trade school in Boston, MA – Chris has developed the strong technical abilities to handle your jewelry with every bit of care it deserves.


Milo - Shop manager

Milo, a former mathematician and computer programmer, is my father and original owner of Ari Diamonds. When he’s not helping customers, managing the shop or setting up our wax carving machine, you can find him behind the counter enjoying a game of solitaire or watching the news on the shop tv!


Natalie - CAD designer and gemologist

Natalie is our very skilled designer and gemologist. If you come in to the shop for a custom designed piece of jewelry, chances are she’ll be the one to design it. She is also our GIA certified gemologist who, if you ever have any question about precious and semi-precious stones, would love to be that fountain of information for you!  


Taro & Torie - Shop maintenance and tech support

Taro & Torie are my sons who, when not in school, take care of all of the general shop maintenance, set up and tear down the shop every day as well as any computer tech support that might come up. They also, when the need arises,  love to help you browse the store for that special piece of jewelry!