In 2019, Julio Valesquez took over G.V. Jewelry from his father and store’s namesake, Gerardo Valesquez. Gerardo created G.V. Jewelry in 1987, starting out as a mom-and-pop shop but quickly became a thriving family-owned Chicago small business. Julio is a gem expert and trained his entire life in the jewelry industry, setting his fist diamonds at 12 years old. This skill and passion for the craft shine through G.V. Jewelry’s in-house production process — from initial concept and design, to choosing gemstones, to creation and service. Visit Julio and his staff for beautiful pieces and personalized, sincere, and expert service!