In the parlance of fine jewelry, Valerie Naifeh and her eponymous storefront in historic Nichols Hills have long been hailed as a nonpareil of the industry. With a nearly 40-year history in the business that began with a love of architecture and an eye for design, Naifeh has grown into a thriving, brilliant gem of a company from the ground up, which has collected no shortage of awards and distinctions along the way.
Known for her own line of stunning one-of-a-kind pieces, superlative use of colored gemstones, and high-carat gold, Naifeh has established deep roots with an elite coterie of boutique jewelry designers over the years, such as Lika Behar, Peter Schmid, Gurhan and the inimitable Robert Procop of Beverly Hills. Using state-of-the-art equipment and a team of nine artisan jewelers, Naifeh offers a full-service operation that includes custom design, jewelry repair, restoration and appraisals. Now in its 25th year, Naifeh Fine Jewelry celebrates a second milestone this summer by unveiling its sparkling new location at the iconic Sun Valley Resort in Sun Valley, Idaho.
A bonne vivante with a penchant for things beautiful, sartorial and rare, Valerie Naifeh has a disarming charm about her – equal parts charisma, tenacity and a passion for her craft. Her presence commands a room, and when she speaks, you can’t help but lean in. But she’s also profoundly humble and genuinely kind. You’ll never find someone as gracious with her attention and time.
A champion of the arts and philanthropic engagement, Naifeh sits on the Executive Board of Allied Arts and Peaceful Family Solutions and actively supports OKC Beautiful, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Impact Oklahoma and the Alzheimer’s Institute. An artist, designer, and entrepreneur with an exuberance for life at once gracious and irreverent, Valerie Naifeh is, by all accounts, the veritable quintessence of a Rock Star.