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Customer Stories: KARATS Reviews of Akshay Andy Anand

Dear Fana, 

Our story is the typical American fairy tale. We met in high school, dated through college (Go Kansas Jayhawks!), moved in together after college and we just took all of those big ‘firsts’ together, hand in hand.  After we had settled in to our new place she kept giving me those little hints, well, some less subtle than others, but she was telling me that it was time for that next milestone: marriage. Like most men I found myself anxiety ridden – what if I buy the wrong ring? What if I pay too much? What if, what if, what if!? I could secretly get ideas about what she styles she likes but these are overwhelming times for a man to say the least. 

I then decided to do some research online and slowly but surely I was looking for a local jewelry store in the Kansas City metro area. Based on the number of positive reviews and stories I read I decided to stop in to Karats Jewelers in Overland Park, Kansas and I could not have been happier. I met with the store owner Akshay Andy Anand and was given a very personalized experience as we worked through their vast array of engagement rings (largest in the area!). After viewing a number of brands/ products we happened upon ‘the one’. It was made by a brand called Fana and it was exactly everything she was looking for to the T, as they say. Thanks to Akshay Andy Anand’s assistance I was able to secretly get her finger size and with that we got the order placed. Fana made her ring super quick and Akshay Andy Anand got it to me in no time. And then came the nerve racking part of popping the question!

It took a few days but the plan materialized and her surprise was ready. We took a trip to Chicago and stayed downtown at a fancy old hotel. In our room, on an upper balcony overlooking a neon lite city-scape, I was able to sneak up and with a clear air of surprise I asked the most beautiful person I ever met to spend the rest of their life with me. She said yes and I put that beautiful Fana ring from KARATS Jewelers onto her finger and it never looked more radiant. Thank you Fana and KARATS Jewelers, you helped make a dream come true.

 
Matthew Simpson
Overland Park, Kansas
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Breitling Kansas City

KARATS, the premiere source for watch brands in Kansas City just received the gorgeous new Breitling Navtimer 8 B01 watches. This new handsome timepiece is a bit different than the average Breitling Navtimers have been. There is no slide rule or scale of any kind on the dial, the rotating bezel is also very minimalist. With the steel Breitling Navtimer available at KARATS in the Kansas City market is priced at $7600 on crocodile strap or $8350 on the bracelet. It is indeed an amazing timepiece that has high reviews from many watch pro’s.

In Kansas City you can visit KARATS and personally review these watches and try them on to see why the new Breitling Navtimer stands apart from many other watch brands that are available in the Kansas market.

We are proud to feature the Breitling collection at our store located at 8651 W 135th st, Overland Park, Kansas, 66224 or online at www.karats.us

You can visit Breitling as well and see the entire collection. Im thrilled to have these amazing watches be a part of our extensive watch collection in Kansas City.

KARATS: Is a full watch store with 22 watch brands in Kansas and a full REPAIR and WATCH service center. Visit us today and see the difference.

Akshay Andy Anand

KARATS

Breitling Kansas City Akshay Andy Anand Reviews

Breitling Kansas City Akshay Andy Anand Reviews

National Jewelry Convention – Kansas City to Las Vegas

Each year KARATS team visits the prestigious and invite only Luxury Jewelry Show. Which essentially caters to the top 10 % of the Retailers and Manufacturers and Designers. KARATS has had the privilege and honor to be a part of this exclusive group for many years. Our vendors share with us the new designs, trends and what the future looks like. To serve Kansas City in the best fashion we strive to bring the best jewelry and designers to our largest selection of Engagement Rings, Wedding Bands and most importantly unique selection that cannot be found anywhere else.

We are eternally grateful to Kansas City for honoring us with being the Engagement Ring Super Store of Kansas City.

I enjoyed my visit with Paul Tacorian from Tacori, Barry Verragio from Verragio, Simon G from Simon G and many other designers and manufacturers.

Visit KARATS and learn more or simply visit and learn more about the Anand Family

KARATS Jewelers visits the Simon G booth

KARATS Jewelers Kansas Akshay Andy Anand

Akshay Andy Anand and KARATS Jewelers with Tacori

A visit to the Alma Mater ~ Northwest Missouri State University

There is no perfect Sunday than to take a quick drive up to Maryville, MO and visit where I have spent 4 years of my life. It was the first place I came too from New Delhi. An experience abundantly rich in pursuing my American Dream. Looking back, I couldn’t have chosen a better place. A university that cared for each of it students, a faculty that gave personalized attention while embracing diversity and culture. Thank You NWMSU and Delta Chi Fraternity for an enriched life experience. Go Bearcats !!!

Akshay Anand Maryville Northwest Missouri State Kansas

Akshay Anand Maryville Northwest Missouri State Kansas

Akshay Anand Maryville Northwest Missouri State Kansas

Akshay Anand Maryville Northwest Missouri State Kansas

Akshay Anand Maryville Northwest Missouri State Kansas

Akshay Anand Maryville Northwest Missouri State Kansas

Paul Tacorian Visits KARATS

It was a pleasure to host Paul Tacorian at KARATS on his visit to Kansas City. Paul, CEO at Tacori is a valuable member of our designer brands that we proudly feature. KARATS success wouldn’t be possible without our friends and partners.

Before Paul visited KARATS, I invited him over to my house for breakfast and spending time with a valued friend. His friendship to me and KARATS means a lot and our business is one of relationships. With customers and vendors alike.

To many more wonderful years with the Tacorian’s and the Tacori family. Cheers 2018 and beyond.

Akshay Andy Anand 

 

Karats Tacori Akshay Andy Anand, Paul Tacorian,

One Kansas City couple at a time.

Article Posted by Kirk Kara

Misty, Scott + Karats Jewelers: A Perfect Match in Kansas City

There’s no better marriage in the bridal business – or any business – than two family-owned, multi-generation companies with integrity and tradition at their core. Karats, our exclusive partner in the Kansas City area, is a sixth-generation jeweler reflecting the same mindset and values that have carried us through the fine jewelry world since 1890. Much like Kirk Kara’s, the Karats legacy is one of longstanding authenticity and trust, and that’s why many Kansas couples turn to them for their designer engagement ring needs.

One such couple is Misty and Scott, who tied the knot this past fall. Misty fell in love with the Charlotte collection practically at first glance. She knew it was The One, as sapphires and clean lines Kirk Kara sapphire and diamond engagement ring and wedding band setwere details she had always envisioned in her perfect ring. Ironically enough, she wasn’t as quick to fall for her husband. Misty’s cousin Sandy orchestrated a chance meeting by inviting Scott, her neighbor, along on a family trip. She had every intention of getting them together, but it took some time for Misty to come around. Six months and some reluctance later, Misty finally gave in and they began dating. Like many love stories, things progressed quickly from there.

With plans to get engaged, they tracked down Karats Jewelers in Overland Park as an authorized Kirk Kara retailer and made the hour-long trek there to see the Charlotte designs in person. Sure enough, Misty’s love for the collection was confirmed, which came as no surprise to Karats owner Akshay Andy Anand. “Kirk’s designs and use of color sets him apart from all other brands in the engagement ring business,” he says. “Their bridal jewelry reflects the many tastes and preferences of today’s couple.” Despite spending quite some time looking at engagement rings that day, Misty kept going back to the one she had come to see. The decision was made and she got fitted on the spot.

Unbeknownst to his bride-to-be, Scott purchased the ring that day, and soon, he surprised her with a proposal in front of his son and her cousin Sandy’s children, who sweetly captured the whole romantic gesture on video. Misty was incredulous, as she had just been fitted for the ring. She even asked if it was real! “It was absolutely stunning,” says Misty. “He had bought the ring the day we looked at it. I had no idea. Of course, I said yes!” Thanks to Karats Jewelers, Scott was able to expedite his purchase and make the proposal happen much sooner than Misty could imagine.

Dancing during a wedding showing off brides engagement and wedding ring set

“As a sixth generation at Karats to work with another family-owned operation, I know that quality and customer service are at the forefront,” says Mr. Anand. “We appreciate the outstanding customer service and the dedication to detail for each order we place. Our customers love their beautiful rings and are grateful for the extra effort it takes to make the delivery deadlines.”

“The collections represent, with a flourish, designs of past decades such as Art Deco and Turn of the Century in a way that honors the sentiments so many attach to sweet memories of the past,” continues Mr. Anand. “The clean lines of this era’s creations display just enough artful embellishment to convey to everyone that true craftsmen are still at work at Kirk Kara.”

As for Misty and Scott, they are the quintessential Karats + Kirk Kara couple. After meeting Kirk in person at a Karats trunk show, Scott purchased an extra band and surprised Misty with a Dahlia for Valentine’s Day. “I love the blue sapphires in both collections. The delicate designs amaze me almost daily,” says Misty. “I receive many compliments on my wedding bands and I wouldn’t trade them for the world. I am a Kirk Kara girl!” If you’re shopping for exquisite rings and fine jewelry in the Kansas City area, Karats Jewelers is your must-stop shop. Their heritage is set in stone, and their commitment to customer service is second to none. That’s exactly what Kirk Kara is all about.

New Breitling at KARATS

The new Chronospace Evo B60 ! A new 100% Breitling ‘engine’ – also available in blue! 💯

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Barry Verragio a true friend to KARATS and Akshay Anand

A bit late to post this great picture of a wonderful friend and fantastic jewelry designer Barry Verragio. Had the wonderful opportunity to be with him at our national convention in Las Vegas in June. I have long admired his work. Vincent Van Gogh once said “I dream of painting and then I paint my dream”; and for us in the ring world this could not be more true when it comes to creating rings that leaves us in an awe. A dream brought to life by my true and loyal friend Barry Verragio.

KARATS and Verragio’s partnership dates back to nearly a decade and our commitment to quality and fine craftsmanship is what makes both of us partners for life. I have also had the joy to know Barry on a personal level and I admire him as a human being.

 

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Akshay Anand Karats

Tennis Super Star Steffi Graf and Jumping Champion Ludger Beerbaum

Had the distinct pleasure and honor to be in company with Tennis Super Star Steffi Graf who was ranked World No. 1 during her career. Winning the United States Open, Wimbeldon, French Open and Australian Open. Including the Olympic Games and multiple other awards.

Horse Show Jumper Ludger Beerbaum is an international German Equestrian who competes in show jumping and has been ranked as the number 1 Show Jumper by the Federation for Equestrian Sports. He is also a four time Olympic Gold Medalist team and individual.

This incredible opportunity was brought to me by Longines, a Swiss watch brand that we carry at KARATS in Overland Park, Kansas. This great event took place in Omaha. A short drive from Kansas City where the brand ambassadors and international show jumpers were there to compete from all over the world. Pictured below is Steffi Graf, Akshay Anand from KARATS and Ludger Beerbaum.

 

Akshay Anand from KARATS with Steffi Graf and Ludger Beerbaum

 

A Great Joy !! My American Dream.

One of the greatest joys to me is to walk in everyday through these doors and see the proud American flag outside KARATS. It’s a reminder and an embodiment of unfettered American values. It is a proclamation of our unalienable rights, irrespective of who we are. It is a reminder that the creed of the founders is well alive everyday and that each morning I attempt to pursue those notions through hard work and embodying these solemn values. It’s by far not a perfect union but it is indeed the best we have.