About AA Jewel Box
AA Jewel Box has been serving the jewelry needs of the Orange County community for the past 70 years. Family patriarch, the late Mas Uyesugi, along with his wife Mary and son Allan, grew the business from its humble beginning in downtown Santa Ana over six and half decades ago. Since then they have worked tirelessly to build a reputation for delivering a quality product with the personalized service that has become their trademark.
Allen was born and raised in Ohio and California. He attended Santa Ana High School and Chapman University. In 1968, Allan graduated from the prestigious Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in Los Angeles. He was subsequently hired as the youngest instructor at GIA and traveled across the country teaching classes for several years before returning to California. He then joined his father at The Jewel Box’s first location in downtown Santa Ana. Allan was a 25 year member of the Santa Ana Rotary, has served on the board of directors of the Community Service Programs (CSP), St Josephs Foundation, and the Orange County Business Bank.