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ABOUT US

MANAGEMENT

You’ll find the best in craftsmanship, beauty and affordability at Cornerstone Jewelry & Engraving. We’re dedicated to giving what people have come to expect from us: the very best in jewelry & luxury gifts; be it a gift for a special occasion or that perfect engagement ring.

The Cornerstone Family is a collaboration of creative thinkers and artists who are devoted to providing the very best services and jewelry. Centered around the idea that we shall be a store founded on being different. We care, we design, we build and we build to last.

Bryan N. Blaha

Owner & Master Jeweler

Bryan is a Master Jeweler and jewelry designer living in the south suburbs of Chicago. While studying advertising design and illustration in college, Bryan took an elective class…jewelry, and he knew it was what he was destined to do. Since 1994 Bryan has been turning ideas into one-of-a-kind creations from the rough draft on paper to the finished product. After working in a few jewelry stores, Bryan decided it was time to be his own boss and he has been enjoying self-employment since 2004.

 

Gina Talerico-Blaha

Owner & Master Engraver

Gina shares a passion for self-employment, raising their 4 children and business. Originally beginning her career in corporate management her knack for business has been a key success in allowing the Cornerstone team to create relationships while maintaining high quality standards.

 

Gina has been a Master Engraver for over 20 years. She prides herself in helping every client above and beyond and giving back to the community in as many ways as possible.

 

Ryan C. Karp "Jr"

Store Manager & Jeweler

Jr. is a Jeweler and our General Manager. His background in Computer Graphics and Animation led him to a corporate career in design and marketing. After a change in career paths (and moving back to Chicago) Jr. apprenticed to be a jeweler, finding his niche using his background in 2D and 3D design to help facilitate modern computer rendering of the designs Bryan and himself have created for nearly all custom pieces at Cornerstone.