PRESCOTT, AZ (January 16, 2023) – Jim Carlisto and James Carlisto Jr., a father and son team, have acquired Raskin’s Jewelers, a third-generation family-owned, local jewelry company established in 1946. Jim Carlisto, Sr., a Prescott area resident, looked at several business opportunities. In his search, Jim learned the Raskin’s Jewelers store was closing its doors. With a history in the jewelry business, Jim Sr. approached owners, Greg and Renee Raskin with interest to buy. After discovering new-found commonalities and a shared passion for the industry, an agreement transpired.
Jim formerly worked as the General Manager at Langert Netzband Fine Jewelers and holds fifteen years of experience in the industry. He became familiar with the Raskin’s name as they were wholesale clients while working at Langert. Both Raskin and Langert families established their companies in 1946 and have done business in Arizona for the last seventy-six years.
The Carlisto family believe in keeping the integrity of the Raskin’s name and intend to hold the same high level of service. “My son and I have built our success on the understanding that the transaction is secondary to the relationship. We are both excited to meet past, current and future clients of Raskin’s Jewelers,” said Jim Carlisto.
The new owners of Raskin’s Jewelers will make no major changes to the business operations. They will continue to focus on the services that Prescott residents have come to know. In addition to jewelry sales and repairs, they will resume the sales of awards, trophies, and engravings. Raskin’s Jewelers will also continue to be buyers of precious metals and diamonds. “We understand the importance of integrity, longevity, and tradition. Like Raskin’s, this new venture will be a third-generation business with my son Lincoln one day. Our family is honored to carry on the legacy and we are dedicated to being respected business owners in the community,” stated James Carlisto, Jr. The new ownership is anticipated to open their doors in late January 2023.
110 W Gurley St, Prescott, AZ 86301