MEET THE TEAM

The Owners

Gabe & Danny Arik

In 1973 a young Isa Arik, son of a farmer, knew that there was more to life than farming. He had an eye for design and the finer things in life. At a young age, Isa saw the beauty and could easily define quality in all goods, but his passion lead him to sourcing and designing of fine jewelry. He quickly developed a reputation for providing the very finest quality handcrafted jewelry, with the upmost detail. He was determined to make the lives of everyone around him better, so in 1993, without any government assistance, he left his native Turkey, packed up his wife and four small children, and immigrated to the United States to live the American Dream. His drive and determination landed them in Los Angeles, where he opened a modest manufacturing facility in the Los Angeles Jewelry Mart. Isa believed in choosing only the highest quality diamonds, gemstones, and gold, to craft his jewelry, and to this day has not sacrificed quality in any way.

The vision and determination of our father, Isa, is what launched Happy Jewelers. Now, over 40 years later, my brother Danny and I represent the second generation of our family business. Although much has changed, our basic philosophy has not, and we continue the family tradition of providing the same superb quality and service as in the past. Over the years we have opened multiple locations in California, Chicago and New York. Through our expansions we are still the same - same family, same values, same quality, and same level of care. We hand pick each diamond and source gemstones and precious metals from quality suppliers, because we demand the best, allowing us to offer unsurpassed quality at wholesale pricing, direct from our factory to you. Our solid foundation in the manufacturing, wholesale and retail jewelry industry nationwide allows us to provide our customers with the most innovative designs that are as unique as they are.

Dedicated to setting and maintaining the highest standards in business ethics, professionalism, knowledge and customer satisfaction, Happy Jewelers is as unique as its custom-crafted pieces. Our father began building our reputation back in 1973 and over 40 years later, we continue to make sure that every piece of jewelry we sell is second to none. That’s a promise, 100% satisfaction guaranteed!

Gabe Arik

Owner

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Favorite Color: Black

Favorite Food: Sushi

Favorite thing about being a jeweler:
I love people and designing jewelry for them. Life is a journey and jewelry helps to commemorate those special moments in someones life. Whether it’s an engagement, birth, wedding, anniversary, graduation, or just because, jewelry is a symbol of love and admiration and that’s what I love, helping people create a symbolic memory.

Fun Facts:

- Even though Danny is younger than me, I am still better looking

- My wife, Susie, is my rock. We worked along side each other for many years prior to starting a family. We have two girls and two boys. Like their mother, now my two girls are old enough to share and be a part of the business in helping people create lasting memories.

Danny Arik

Owner

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite thing about being a jeweler:
My passion for jewelry, design, meeting new people, and sharing that exciting moment of engagement with each customer.
Fun Facts:
- I speak 3 languages;
English, Aramaic, & Turkish
- I like to sing
- I'm the younger, better looking brother.
- Sometimes people think Gabe is my dad.
 
 
 
 

Armida Green

General Manager

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Favorite Color: Pink and Orange
Favorite Food: Italian Food
- Pasta Bolognese
Favorite Diamond Cut: 
Round Brilliant Diamond
Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, or White Gold?:
Yellow Gold & White Gold
Favorite thing about being a jeweler:
I love the people, I love our customers, and I love how happy they get when they receive their custom made piece.
Fun Facts:
- I love to play golf and I'm actually pretty good!
- I'm 100% Mexican, but I wish I had blonde hair & blue eyes.
- When I was 6 years old, I wanted to change my name to Elizabeth Luna.
 
 

Hayley Larue

Social Media Manager &

Diamond Specialist

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Favorite Color: Pink

Favorite Food: Tacos

Favorite Diamond Cut: Elongated Radiant
Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, or White Gold?: Currently, Rose Gold (I go back and forth from White & Rose)
Favorite thing about being a jeweler: Designing engagement rings. I've always had a love for design and being a jeweler has given me the ability to bring my ideas to life.

Fun Facts:

-I'm half Mexican & speak fluent Spanish.
- I've been a dancer for 20+ years and danced professionally for 5 years.
- I have a blog: BlondieintheCity.com and it's actually how I was asked to run the social media page for Happy Jewelers


-I've danced for Paula Abdul, Demi Lovato, and more.

 

Lovella Perea

Web Developer & Director of Ecommerce

 

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Favorite Color:  Olive Green
Favorite Food: Italian and Sushi
Favorite Diamond Cut: Oval
Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, or White Gold? Yellow and Rose Gold
Favorite thing about being a jeweler:
I love seeing how excited our customers are when picking up their engagement ring for their significant other. They are so happy and cannot wait to propose!
Fun Facts:

-I love going to concerts and will even go alone if I cannot find someone to go with.
-I am the most indecisive person you will ever meet.
-I love to travel even though flying makes me very nervous.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Danya Martinez

Diamond Specialist

 

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Favorite Color: Lilac

Favorite Food: Mexican & Mediterranean

Favorite Diamond Cut: Oval
Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, or White Gold?
Yellow Gold
Favorite thing about being a jeweler:
Having the ability to work with customers design their dream jewelry piece.
Fun Facts:
- I have been sky diving
- I am also a certified makeup artist.
 
 

Elaine Traches

Diamond Specialist

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Favorite Color: Blush Pink

Favorite Diamond Cut: Elongated Cushion
Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, or White Gold?

I love them all and wear all three together!
Favorite thing about being a jeweler:
Helping customers design their dream ring. Jewelry is something that lasts forever and can be passed down from generation to generation and that’s what makes it so special!
Fun Facts:
 
-I have been a hairdresser for 11 years. I love all my clients, they have become family to me.
-I love making people feel beautiful. My parents always taught me to be a kind honest hard working person and I’d like to think I live by that today.
 
 

Shana Ned

Diamond Specialist

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Favorite Color: Pink & Black

Favorite Food: Hot Cheetos
Favorite Diamond Cut: Round Brilliant Cut
Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, or White Gold?:
Rose Gold
Favorite thing about being a jeweler:
Getting to interact with different types of people daily and helping couples design their dream engagement ring.
Fun Facts:
-I hate when my food touches
- I can pretty much recite every Disney Movie
- I love watching pimple popping videos
- When I’m not at Happy Jewelers, I am at my second job teaching dance to kids

-Gabe smashed my pinky finger in the safe and broke it

Brianna Franco

Diamond Specialist

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Favorite Color: Black

Favorite Food: Mexican

Favorite Diamond Cut: Round
Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, or White Gold?
Yellow Gold
Favorite thing about being a jeweler:  
Helping customers design their dream ring!
Fun Facts:
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I love to travel!
-I am also a real estate professional.
 

Ed Bonachea

Watch Specialist

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Favorite Color: Orange

Favorite Food: Japanese

Favorite Watch:
Rolex Skydweller
Favorite thing about being a jeweler:  
Meeting new people & developing friendships.
Fun Facts:
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I have a 28 year old son and a 1 1/2 year old daughter.