Meet the Family
Voted “OC’s Best Jewelry Store” by the readers of the Orange County Register 8 YEARS in a row!
Look no further for the Orange County jewelers with the biggest hearts! The Jewelry Box employs twelve great people, sales specialists and repair experts – all dedicated to serving your every jewelry-related need. Owners Christine Anzell and Jack Levenson have over 85 years of combined experience in fine jewelry and corporate retail. Thanks to outstanding associates who have been a part of our family for years, there will always be familiar faces when you walk in. Their knowledge, experience and personal attention will assist you in making decisions with confidence.
Read Our Story
The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest has been owned by Christine Anzell and Jack Levenson since 2001 although the store has been in its current location for over 235 years. How they and it came together is the story of paths destined to cross.
Christine was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas, where she began her career with a national department store chain, progressing quickly from the credit office to managing the fine jewelry department to a regional management position directing operations for over 40 fine jewelry departments in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest.
Enter Jack who held the same position with the same company in Southern California and Las Vegas. A former New Yorker who had owned a variety of jewelry stores over a 25-year period and had spent more than a decade in corporate retail, Jack aspired to show jewelers how to turn superlative customer service into financial success. He shared that ambition with Christine, who it turned out had nurtured similar thoughts.
In 1996, Christine and Jack left their jobs with the national chain to become business partners, launching a sales training and consulting firm that specialized exclusively in fine jewelry retail in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. During their travels, they continually talked about owning their own store. In 2001, that dream came to fruition when they launched The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest.