Caesar’s Story

Smiling Caesar Azzam in his Shadyside store
Caesar Azzam at work

Caesar is indeed a talented jewelry designer, but he is first and foremost a service provider. Caesar is dedicated to ensuring that each and every customer is delighted with not only the finished jewelry design, but the whole experience. He always offers his sound and honest opinion, in the most respectful way, for a very personalized and unique experience.

At Caesar’s Designs, smiles are abundant and freely given.

Caesar grew up in Beirut, Lebanon where jewelry was the “family business”. As a young boy, Caesar spent countless hours in his father’s jewelry store, helping customers and assisting his father. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in international economics, Caesar worked for a bank but creating jewelry was tugging at his heart. Beginning in 1989, he attended the Gemological Institute of America in Santa Monica, CA, a world renowned jewelry school, to study gemology. After earning his Graduate Gemologist degree, he worked for several jewelry companies in LA before starting a small store north of Los Angeles with a partner. Caesar moved to Pittsburgh, PA in 1997 and established Caesar’s Designs the following year.

Caesar combines what his father taught him, his formal education in gemology, his love of diamonds and colored gemstones, and his own distinctive and contemporary flair to produce extraordinary results. Caesar’s jewelry is elegantly simple – emphasizing bold, clean lines and the natural beauty of diamonds and colored gemstones. With each collection, Caesar develops various distinctive styles to meet a variety of tastes.

Butter Ring with colored stones

Awards & Honors

Caesar has a number of honors to his name. One of his proudest is the 2013 honorable mention in the evening wear category in the AGTA Spectrum Awards for this breathtaking variation of the butter ring. The ring features the trademarked design in rose gold.