Although jeweler David Tishbi opened his store on Via de la Paz in 2016, he has never had an official Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony. That was the first order of business on December 14 when Chamber members, family and friends gathered to celebrate the business and enjoy a holiday party.
People spilled onto the sidewalk in front of the store as they enjoyed drinks from This Girl Walks into a Bar (including mulled wine) and food from Vittorio’s.
The jeweler, who was born in Iran and raised in Israel, moved to Los Angeles in 1998, after studying business in college. He lived in Encino, Studio City, Beverly Hills and Sherman Oaks before settling here.
“You can’t get any better than Pacific Palisades,” Tishbi said. His wife, Holly Surya, is an interior designer/project manager.
Surya showed the News a flawless $400,000 yellow diamond ring, the star item in a new disoplay at the store: Fancy Color Diamonds, which according to the Gemological Institute of America are the most valuable gems on earth. Only one in 10,000 diamonds has a fancy color.
Currently, Tishbi carries some select yellow diamond rings and earrings, with plans to eventually carry blue and then pink diamonds. He also designs simple 14K gold earrings and rings. He is known for his rose gold and yellow spinner rings.
The Tishbis moved to Pacific Palisades in 2010 and David opened his first shop, Flash, in the nearby Atrium building in 2014. He also featured outside designers, but with the success of his own line, he moved to 859 Via and his business continues to expand.
The couple have three children: Rama is a junior at UC Berkeley, Eros graduated from Palisades Charter High School and attends the scholar program at Santa Monica College and daughter Eden is at Palisades Elementary.
For more information, visit davidtishbijewelry.com.