A Gem on Jeweler’s Row – Lichterman & Co.

Jason Lichterman and his father have been in the jewelry business for a combined 60 years. Lichterman graduated from Tulane University with a BA in Business and graduated from the Gemological Institute of America in 1995. He then joined his father in the jewelry business in 1996.

In 1996 Lichterman joined his father in the jewelry business, after he graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and from the Gemological Institute from America.

Also maybe add what inspired Lichterman to join his father in the jewelry business. Did he just want to follow his dad since he was a toddler?

In 2009, the Lichterman’s came up with a concept for a new boutique/jewelry store/design house for the city of Philadelphia. “We felt Jewelers’ Row and Philadelphia were missing something that offered customers one-on-one attention at fair and reasonable price points,” says Lichterman.

Lichterman, his father and their partner custom-make the majority of their high-end pieces, consisting of fashion and diamond selections with some of the most affordable, beautiful and unique treasures.

“We are able to create anything and everything – including exact replicas of nearly all designer pieces – at a fraction of the cost,” said Lichterman.

J.M. Lichterman’s exclusive designs and one-on-one attention is something that their clientele can’t find elsewhere. “We hand design much of our collections and can custom-make anything. Customers save on the back-end because we do not maintain a fancy store front, rather put our “stock” and invest into our merchandise to offer the best possible price point for our clients.

“Customers save on the back-end because rather than maintaining a fancy store front, we invest and put our “stock” into our merchandise to offer the best possible price point for our clients,” Lichterman stated.
Some of the high-end services they provide are; custom designs, diamond and gemstone grading and appraisals, all jewelry and watch repairs, polishing, engraving, and pearl stringing.

Lichterman told our editors that they are very proud of their “Pearls for Passion” campaign, which they partner with the “Susan G. Komen for the Cure” Philadelphia and Central/South Jersey chapters.

“Lichterman’s mother-in-law, who is a breast cancer survivor, inspired his involvement with the Philadelphia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.”

His crusade is in celebration of her fight and on behalf of all women–past, present and to come.
In addition to “Pearls for Passion, Jason and J.M. Lichterman & Co. have donated Tahitian pearl and pink-pearl necklaces and bracelets to help fundraise the CBS 3 Call for the Cure, the 2010 Komen Philadelphia Pink Tie Ball®, Teens for the Cure’s Tickled Pink!® and other initiatives. Lichterman is in the process of creating an add-a-pearl anniversary necklace for breast cancer survivors the sale of which will also benefit the Komen Philadelphia Affiliate.

“We will be expanding this fundraising initiative come to also encompass the national level – featuring our pearl necklaces in the non-profit’s catalogues which are distributed throughout the country.”

Jason Lichterman provided a few tips for our Elite Professionals readers on how to choose that special diamond.

  • Color
  • Clarity
  • Carat weight
  • Cut

All 4 of these are very important. The beauty of a diamond or colored stone depends on cut more than anything else. Make sure the diamonds are GIA certified.  You also need to trust who you are making the purchase of the stones from.

JM Lichterman & Co., located at 802 Sansom Street, Suite 3B, is nestled atop a building overlooking historic Jewelers’ Row, and is one of our city’s gems and best kept secret.