Bling a Ding Ding at Mardo K

New Jeweler Mardo Kiladjian cuts the ribbon to open his new store Mardo K on Honolulu Avenue in Montrose Laurie and Bill McIntosh at the Mardo K opening.Mardo K entertains a customer at his new store opening.Katia and Anny Bitar at last night\'s opening of Mardo K.Co-owner Taleen Kiladjian at the Mardo K opening.Esperanza Castro, Claudia Flores, Angelina Mendoza, and Mandy Caniz are all smiles at last night\'s Mardo K opening.New Must-Shop Jewelry Boutique Mardo K Opens for Holiday 2013Anny Bitar and Mardo Kiladjian at last night\'s opening.Mardo Kiladjian, Birgit Nielsen, Taleen Kiladjian, and Mandy Caniz—the staff at Mardo K.Mardo Kiladjian opens his new store Mardo KAura Kiladjian and Anahid Kyupelyan

Story and Photography by EDDIE RIVERA

10:16 am | November 25, 2013

It was bling-a-ding-ding Sunday evening, November 23, as new young jewelry sensation Mardo Kiladjian opened the doors to Mardo K, his new must-see store on Montrose’s iconic Honolulu Avenue.

The store had been in “soft opening” mode since August 19, but Mardo and his four-person staff officially cut the ribbon Sunday, as customers flocked to the opening party, and beautiful jewelry flew off the shelves.

Mardo, the son of a prominent high-end jewelry manufacturer in LA’s downtown jewelry district, emphasized that the designs in the store are all original, from “the sketches to the final product.”

“It’s a family business,” Kiladjian added. “I have my sister and my cousin here working with me,” and my father is always there if I need his advice.”

As for the product, Mardo told Pasadena Now, “It’s a colorful line. I have everything from bread and butter, simpler goods to the high end as well. I pretty much cater to everyone that I can, but I think what sets me apart from everyone else is the quality of the jewelry. It’s fine jewelry.” Indeed.

Mardo K is at 2269 Honolulu Avenue, 91020, in Montrose’s historic shopping village. For more information, you may call (818) 369-7387 or visit