For 36 years, Theodore “Ted” Resnick has been customizing, selling and appraising fine jewelry, but it was time for a change in location.
Resnick and his wife, Nancy, relocated Reznikov’s Fine Jewelry last fall to the Shops at Dominion Crossing, 21715 Interstate 10 West, Suite 106.
1982 saw the first shop open in Castle Hills, with several moves since.
“We have a great reputation. We’ve been here a long time, done a lot of things for people,” Resnick said.
The new spot contains a small showroom and consulting spaces.
“This store is a culmination of everything I’ve ever wanted, just the way I want to work it,” he said.
Until 2009, all four Resnick offspring worked in the family business.
Reznikov’s offers fine jewelry and watches; pieces can be customized or digitally created. Services include repairs, as well as buying and selling gold, silver, coins and paper money.
“We like to joke that I’m starting the second half of my life,” Resnick said. “I thought I was going to retire … but I never turn business away.”
Resnick noted the establishment is best known for appraisals, typically dealing with estate lawyers, insurers and divorce attorneys.
“We’re honest. I tell it as it is, with a certain amount of tenderness,” he said.
Resnick thought becoming a jeweler was a gem of an idea while working for an auction house in 1979. Before that, he was in the food industry, had a photography enterprise and served eight years in the Navy.
He attended the Gemological Institute of America in California and started door-to-door sales with a jewelry-filled suitcase.
“It was a long and arduous road from there. I knew that’s what I wanted to do,” Resnick said.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.