Mercedes and Charles Horvath, proprietors of The Jeweler on Santa Cruz Avenue have been offering their services in Menlo for 23 years. The couple came to Menlo Park after 18 years in Chicago (“The winters were awful,” says Mercedes) where they also ran a jewelry business. The Horvaths hail originally from Hungary.
Today The Jeweler is a full-service shop, featuring the custom designs of Charles, who creates jewelry under the trade name Charles Matthews. Many of his one-of-a-kind items line the counters in the couple’s bright and very neat shop. You can also take anything needing repair, be it watches or restringing, and the item will get meticulous attention.
Mercedes says that the hot selling items during the holiday season are pearls and custom pieces designed for clients by her husband.