meet the team
Team

Barron's team is the heart of our operation and what sets us apart from other jewelry stores. We are very pleased with the level of expertise and experience among our staff members. We have an expert G.I.A. Graduate Gemologist on staff, multiple G.I.A. diamond certified staff members and a Master Jeweler. In addition, multiple staff members are currently enrolled in the G.I.A. Graduate Gemologist program. More than half have of our employees have had over 20 years of experience in the jewelry industry. We pride ourselves in our knowledgeable, professional sales staff, all of whom work hard to achieve 100% customer satisfaction.

 
Nanji Singadia
Owner
 
 
Nanji Singadia
Owner

*Mini Bio:
At the age of eighteen, Nanji Singadia became an apprentice to a London watchmaker. He continued his desire of the business over to learning watch repair, engraving, and watch making, and opened his first business in London in 1972. Two years later, he opened a second location. After moving to the United States in the early 80's, he opened his first local store in Doraville, later opening another location in, and eventually to relocate exclusively to, the Lilburn area. In 1998, he moved to Snellville, and three years ago in 2004 expanded to its larger showroom that you visit today. Nanji is still active in the day to day business, although he has turned the major operations of the store over to his son, Ajay.

  • *Where were you Born: Kenya, East Africa.
  • *How long have you worked for us: I purchased Barron's in 1981 and created the company that it is today.
  • *What's your position at Barron's: Owner.
  • Finds Beautiful: My four granddaughters Roshni, Jasmine, Mischa, and Simran and my wife, Pushpa.
  • Passionate About: Working and this industry.
  • Guilty Pleasure: Playing golf when I can.
  • Best holiday destination ever: Jamaica and Switzerland with my wife.
  • Slogan for life: "Work hard and enjoy life".
  • Random fact about me: I became a watchmaker at age 13 in Africa.
  • If I won a million dollars: I would pay off mine and my family's debt as well as my staff, and travel the world with my grandchildren.
  • Favorite Film: Ten Commandments", "Ben-Hur", and "Magnificent Seven".
  • All-time dream: Stay healthy and enjoy life with my wife. To retire and leave my business to my children and know that they will be successful.
  • On the weekend I love… Working on odd projects at my house, shopping with my wife and having a chance to relax.
Ajay Singadia
Owner
 
 
Ajay Singadia
Owner

*Mini Bio:
Growing up in the business in London, England where we lived above our store, I would often come down and play with random jewelers tools. Exposed early to my dad's business, I never left it. Once we moved to the US in the early 1980's, I would be at the store weekends & all summer breaks. I attended Brookwood High School & then Emory University graduating in 1994. I joined Barron's on a full time basis in 1995 with Nanji, my father. Over the last 20 years we have grown Barron's to the success it is today and strive to make our customers experience perfect each time they visit.

  • *Where were you Born: London, UK.
  • *How long have you worked for us: From the beginning.
  • *What's your position at Barron's: Owner.
  • Finds Beautiful: My little girl and fancy vivid blue diamonds. The diamonds are a close second!.
  • Gets her/him up in the morning:  
  • My Phone: A Blackberry Bold which has gone against the grain for 15 years but in consideration to give up the keyboard and holster!
  • Guilty Pleasure: Lamb Chops!
  • Best holiday destination ever: Costa Rica.
  • Slogan for life: Move forward and focus on solutions, not problems.
  • Random fact about me: Huge Superman fan, the Barron's logo was even designed around the logo. The next time you are visiting the store notice the ceiling, it's also in the shape of the Superman logo- small details that make me happy!
  • If I won a million dollars: I would invest in colored diamonds from blues to oranges to reds!
  • Favorite film and Quote: Wall Street - 1987 "Lunch? Lunch is for wimps!"
Rakhi S. Narwani
Sales Manager
 
 
Rakhi S. Narwani
Sales Manager

*Mini Bio:
I'm the youngest of 4 and I've grown up in the jewelry business. I went to the University of Georgia and walked away with a BA in Economics and my lovely husband. I've been a full time member of the Barron's team since 2002 but during my younger years spent most weekends and holidays at the store…cleaning cases, wrapping boxes, and learning about business from my dad, Nanji Singadia. I received my GIA Diamond certification in 2003.I love selling jewelry simply because it's almost always for a very joyful occasion. I am one of the main buyers and love seeing and bringing new jewelry trends to our store.

  • *Where were you Born: London, England.
  • *How long have you worked for us: Too long- was born into the jewelry business.
  • *What's your position at Barron's: A little of everything…Jewelry Consultant, Buyer & Marketing.
  • What's the best dish you can cook: Spicy Lamb Chops.
  • Finds Beautiful: My two little girls, especially first thing in the morning& The Great Barrier Reef.
  • Gets her/him up in the morning: My life in general: a wonderful hubby & my little girls.
  • Passionate About: Cooking pretty & tasty food, trying new ingredients and entertaining friends and family.
  • Guilty Pleasure: Drinking tea and biscuits (Walker Shortbread cookies) with my mom and sisters.
  • Best holiday destination ever: Thailand- can't wait to go back!.
  • Slogan for life: Work hard so you can travel well.
  • Random fact about me: I'm incredibly messy but very clean!
  • Book that moved me: A Thousand Splendid Suns, By Khaled Hosseini.
  • If I won a million dollars: Invest 50% into my retirement and my kid's education, give 20% to family and 30% to enjoy life!
  • On the weekend I love…: Taking mini excursions with my family and discovering new places in my own city: Atlanta. Oh and I love seeing open houses even if I'm not in the market!
Bill Manning
Jewelry Consultant
 
 
Bill Manning
Jewelry Consultant

*Mini Bio:

  • *Where were you Born: Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • *How long have you worked for us: 9 years.
  • *What's your position at Barron's: Diamond and Jewelry Consultant.
  • What's the best dish you can cook: Smoked Bar-B-Q Ribs.
  • Finds Beautiful: Walking on the beach at sunset with my dogs.
  • Best holiday destination ever: Hut over the ocean in Figi.
  • Book that moved me: The Go Getter By Peter B. Kayne.
  • Favorite film: "We Were Soldiers'.
  • On the weekend I love…: Playing golf and grilling out.
Alisa Flores
Jewelry Consultant
 
 
Alisa Flores
Jewelry Consultant

*Mini Bio:
I am originally from San Diego, CA but have lived in Georgia since 1994. I started at Barron's in 2003 as a personal assistant and have been a part of the Barron's team for over ten years. I graduated from Grayson High School in 2005 and after attending Georgia Perimeter College and Anderson University, I returned full-time to Barron's in late 2007. I love working in this industry and helping my clients celebrate their biggest moments! Currently, I'm a Diamond and Jewelry Consultant, Buyer, and a part of our Marketing Team.

  • *Where were you Born: San Diego, California.
  • *How long have you worked for us: 10 years.
  • *What's your position at Barron's: Diamond & Jewelry Consultant, Marketing.
  • What's the best dish you can cook: Grilled carne asada tacos, Mexican food.
  • Finds Beautiful: My niece Olive, Honduras, my sweet boyfriend Andrew and the California coast!
  • Passionate About: Missions - I think it's amazing how some people can give their lives away and live somewhere completely foreign to them.
  • Guilty Pleasure: Authentic Mexican food with a great margarita, Vampire Diaries, Gossip Magazines,quick weekend trips away and my hometown,San Diego!
  • Best holiday destination ever: My family all went to an awesome resort in Mexico for a week and just relaxed! It's where my brother ended up proposing to my sister in-law.
  • Random fact about me: I'm terrified of sharks and snakes! Even though I'm from California and I love the ocean, you won't find me going in very far!
  • Book that moved me: "Kisses from Katie" It's a true story about a girl from Nashville, TN, who decided at eighteen to up and move to Uganda after she visited. She ended up loving the people there and stayed and started a ministry called "Amazima", who feeds and send hundreds of children to school. She's currently in the process of adopting thirteen daughters as her own, on top of her ministry. The book and stories are real and make you feel like you're living through the trials with her and the people in Uganda- awesome book!
  • If I won a million dollars: Share a portion with my family, invest most of it and then I would love to travel the world and be able to make a difference in poverty stricken countries. I lived in Honduras, so to be able to go back and actually have the money to meet people's needs would be an amazing feeling.
  • All-time dream: See the world and travel as much as I can! Happy marriage and family ?.
  • On the weekend I love…: I'm probably with my boyfriend Andrew exploring the city and trying a new restaurant, seeing a movie (we're both HUGE movie buffs ? ), volunteering at my church or during the summer we're on the lake!
Lesya Harris
Jewelry Consultant
 
 
Lesya Harris
Jewelry Consultant

*Mini Bio:
I grew up in Lawrenceville, GA and graduated from Brookwood High School in 1998. I then attended Auburn University where I received her B.A. in Psychology in 2002 and completed my Master's Degree in 2010. After receiving training in leadership and organizational development, I joined the Barron's Sales team in 2005. I also have experience in customer service and use those skills to assist customers as part of our sales team. I havereceived diamond grading training and am GIA diamond certified.

  • *Where were you Born: I was born at Dekalb General Hospital - interestingly one day after & same floor as one of my best friends!
  • *How long have you worked for us: 8 years.
  • *What's your position at Barron's: Diamond & Jewelry Consultant.
  • Gets her/him up in the morning: My pup, Eliott- usually at about 6:30, he comes and wants to cuddle. I get about an hour of snuggle time with him before I need to get up!
  • Guilty Pleasure: I have never met a cheese I don't like!
  • Best holiday destination ever: My husband and I both want to travel to Bali someday - really anywhere where the culture is totally different than ours- I want to experience new things!
  • Random fact about me: I am scared of clowns! And Igreatly dislike birds- I am not scared of birds- we just don't get along…
  • Favorite film: Tie: between two completely different films- Princess Bride (which I can FULLY recite) and Boondock Saints.
Marini Gondo
Gemologist
 
 
Marini Gondo
Gemologist

*Mini Bio:
I was born in Indonesia and moved to the United States in 1998 to go to school to become a Graduate Gemologist. After graduating from GIA in Carlsbad, CA in 1999 I began working at Barron's. I am a GIA certified gemologist, trained in many aspects of gems including diamonds, diamond grading, precious and semi-precious gemstones, and pearls. I have also been trained in Matrix, our Computer Animated Design (CAD) software.

  • *Where were you Born: Indonesia.
  • *How long have you worked for us: 14 years.
  • *What's your position at Barron's: Gemologists, Jack of all trades…they call me Doc ;).
  • Finds Beautiful: Sunrise.
  • Gets her/him up in the morning: my alarm clock.
  • Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate, Chocolate and more Chocolate ;).
  • Best holiday destination ever: Israel.
  • Slogan for life: Don't Worry, Be Happy!
  • If I won a million dollars: I would love to travel, I've always really wanted to visit Australia & Ireland.
  • Favorite film: Finding Nemo, Prince of Egypt and Miss Congeniality.
Tuan Nguyen
Master Jeweler
 
 
Tuan Nguyen
Master Jeweler

*Mini Bio:
Tuan was born in Vietnam and has over 30 years of experience in the jewelry business. He has been working for Barron's Fine Jewelry for 18 years, and has mastered the art of both repairing and creating jewelry. He works with most all metals, including platinum, palladium, 10k, 14k and 18k gold, rhodium and silver. He is also experienced on our state of the art laser welding machine. Tuan's specialty here at Barron's is custom design and creation. While he has the ability to hand cut waxes to make his one of kind designs, he also has been trained on Matrix, our Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. Therefore, he is able to quickly create and complete his designs. Several of his unique creations are on display at Barron's every season.

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Watchmaker
 
 
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Janak Chugh
Office Manager
 
 
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