Michaels Jewelers at 132 Federal Road/Route 7 in Danbury, across from Stew Leonard’s, and a certified authorized PANDORA retail location, is delighted to announce the return of Joe DiFabbio, a resident of New Milford, as one of the store’s associates who specializes in luxury watches and timepieces and fine jewelry.
Lindsay Michaels-Gorski, a fifth generation of the Michaels’ founders and current director of marketing for the statewide jewelry specialist, commented, “We are sincerely very delighted to welcome Joe DiFabbio back to our Danbury store on Route 7. He cultivated a strong following of loyal customers who valued his strong work ethics and his incomparable expertise in luxury watches and timepieces.”
Joe DiFabbio recently returned to Michaels Jewelers because he stated he wanted to ‘work with a family-owned business once again.” Mr. DiFabbio left his position with Michaels in 2012. Between 2012 and 2016 he worked with Tourneau and from 2016 to 2017 he was an assistant manager with Lux Bond in Westport. He was promoted to manager with the ambition of closing the company’s Greenwich store.
While working with Tourneau between 2015 and 2017, Mr. DiFabbio received the Cartier ambassador position. Between 2017 and early 2018, he received certification training in Rolex, Cartier, Longines, and Breitling. In 2014, he also received certification in timepieces by the SIHH – Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie international trade association. He also took an instructive class on Tourbillon mechanically-enhanced and counter-gravity luxury watches given by Joanna Lange of A. Lange & Sohne.
“I’m an avid watch collector and I’ve had a passion for timepieces since I was a young boy,” commented Mr. DiFabbio. Through the years I have acquired many pieces for my personal collection. My favorite part of being in the jewelry industry is to work with beautiful jewelry and timepieces, and to interact with clients to find them the perfect timepiece.”
A resident of New Milford for the past 40 years with his bride Cathy of 34 years. His son Joe, married this April and teaches English at New Milford High school. Joe DiFabbio has been a member of the BMW club for 22 years and enjoys attending events with my 1992 5 series.
Michele Geffert, manager of the Michaels Danbury store, commented, “Many of our steady customers are genuinely quite delighted to see that Joe has returned to our watch and timepiece specialty section for men and women. His expertise is highly valued and his connections to the local area community are a true asset for us all.”
Michaels has been the first jeweler in Connecticut to earn Certified Gemologist and Appraiser titles, and it possesses one of the few AGS Accredited Gem Laboratories in Connecticut, and one of the largest group of jewelry and gems appraisal departments in their retail stores statewide. Mr. DiFabbio commented that “Michaels is a member of the AGS which offers the highest standards in the gem industry, and that rating is one of the many reasons I am so excited to be working with Michaels Jewelers again.”
With 10 stores across Connecticut, plus their PANDORA franchise locations, Michaels Jewelers is Connecticut’s leading retailer of diamonds and fine jewelry. This family-run business was founded in 1885 by Abraham L. Michaels and is managed today by fourth and fifth generation family members.
In Connecticut, there are Michaels Jewelers stores in Danbury, Orange, Avon, Bristol, Torrington, and well-known malls including Westfarms, Manchester’s Buckland Hills, Westfield Trumbull, Westfield Meriden and Waterbury’s Brass Mill Center.
In 2010, Michaels opened PANDORA retail stores in the Westfarms Mall, Danbury Mall, and Stamford Town Center, and currently offers PANDORA boutiques in 9 of their 10 fine jewelry locations. In 2012, Michaels expanded their PANDORA retail locations into New York, New Jersey, Arizona, and New Mexico in The Westchester, Paramus Park Mall, Menlo Park Mall, Willowbrook Mall, Coronado Center, Tucson Mall, and Park Place Mall.
For more information on all the Michaels Jewelers nationwide, visit https://www.michaelsjewelers.com, and for information on the PANDORA concept stores in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, New Mexico, and Arizona, visit www.lovepandora.net.