Our History & About Us
QCB Jewelers in Whittier CA, is your jewelry store for custom jewelry, engagement rings, diamond jewelry, precious stone jewelry, appraisals, jewelry & watch repairs. Looking for the perfect diamond wedding set or have your own design, we can help.
Do you have a favorite piece of jewelry that is in need of repair? Trust QCB Jewelers to repair your jewelry. We do expert repairs on site with no need to ship your jewelry somewhere else. Our jewelry experts can also create a custom piece for you.
We are licensed jewelry buyers of gold, silver, platinum, dental gold, jewelry, gold watches, diamonds, broken and used earrings, bracelets, class rings, necklaces, gold and silver coins and more. We Buy Diamonds from 0.25ct and up based on cut, color & clarity. (DOJ LIC # 1976-1009)
For more information contact us at 562-698-4653. We are a family owned and operated company that takes pride in serving our community. We look forward to working with you.
Sometime in the 1960’s - Craig Sperling was 9 years old living in Queens, NY. Craig’s great grandmother, "Nana Essie" handed Craig a shoe box of costume and fashion jewelry pieces and told Craig “go and sell this wonderful jewelry…we can use the money.” Craig returned hours later with most of the jewelry and about .78 cents.
During the 1970’s - While attending high school In a suburb of southern California, Craig was still peddling fashion jewelry, holograms and gold jewelry to his fellow students, teachers, and administrators. In 1978 Craig established a watch repair service & wholesale trade shop for jewelers called “CAS Watch & Jewelry Repair”.
While in the 1980’s - After attending College & GIA, Craig returned to Los Angeles and went to work for a diamond manufacturing company based in Belgium with offices in Germany & Los Angeles. Two years later, Craig purchased a majority interest in the company “International Diamonds and Gold.” Craig established a major clientele of diamond dealers, independent wholesalers, mom and pop retailers and to some of the largest national chain retail jewelry stores in the United States selling loose diamonds, diamond shows and services. At the same time Craig became very active in charitable organizations for youths, educational organizations and particularly The City of Hope and its fundraising activities. In 1984, Craig was one of the youngest recipient ever to receive “The City of Hope” - ‘Spirit of Life Award’ for his fundraising contributions. Towards the end of this decade, Craig was traveling the world learning all about jewelry manufacturing. With that eagerness to continue learning, Craig established an appraisal & gem ID company to the trade, currently known as “AGA” – “ American Gemological Appraisals.”
Early 1990’s to present day – Craig formed ” Craig Sperling Co.” a manufacture of fine jewelry, wedding sets & high- end mother’s rings, while still wholesaling loose diamonds. The company is a full service and sub-manufactures for other companies, designers and artists. Craig created and trademarked the following lines of jewelry and services: “Units’, “ Family Moments”, “Pendring”, “AGA” , “Organic” and acquired ‘Curios Designs’.
Continuing into the 2000’s - Craig became a member of the “American Society of Appraisers” (Past Member), is a Gemologist, RGA (Registered Gemologist Appraiser-International School of Gemology & Insurance Institute of Jewelry Appraisers), Assoc. Member - Gemmoligical Association of Great Britain, Member - National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA), CSMP - Jewelers of America. Craig started “Quick Cash Buyers Inc.” and “QCB Jewelers” a full service retail jewelry store and buying operation.
QCB Jewelers and Quick Cash Buyers Inc, are Accredited Members of the BBB with an A+ rating, Charter Member of Business Consumer Alliance with a AAA rating, AML & Patriot Act certified, DOJ License 1976-1009, members of the following organizations: National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, Jewelers of America, JMIS - University, JVC, Trust Link, California Jewelers Association, ISG Global Network, Insurance Institute of Jewelry Appraisal, The Gemmological Association of Great Britain, GIA Retailer, Jewelers Ethical Pledge, NGC and PCGS. Our store has been awarded every year since opening “The Best of Whittier Award – Jewelry” category. We are fully Insured to protect all of your precious jewelry. You can find us on Yelp, Facebook, Instagram, Google, Google Plus, Twitter, Linkden, Pinterest and please visit our e-commerce super store: QCBJewelery.com or contact us at 800-732-4367.