W. Kodak Jewelers: A High-End Jewelry Staple in Hoboken Since 1970

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Business owners in Hoboken get to enjoy the community feel of a small town while simultaneously taking advantage of an expansive client base, spanning Hudson County and beyond. Since 1970, W. Kodak Jewelers has served the needs and wants of the local clientele in all things jewelry, watches, repair services, and more. Whether you’re shopping for wedding bands or a high-end timepiece, the in-house experts are committed not only to their craft but to their customers — old and new. Keep reading to learn more about the team at W. Kodak Jewelers, a high-end jewelry staple in New Jersey since the ‘70s, and the exclusive offer for Hoboken Girl readers!

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The History

Family owned and operated for over 50 years, W. Kodak Jewelers was founded by Woody Kodak. He got his start in jewelry along the boardwalks of Atlantic City, sparking his love and appreciation for both quality jewelry and outstanding customer service.

Following his graduation from ASU, the second generation of Kodaks, Brad and Creighton realized that something was missing from the bustling City of Hoboken: a luxury jeweler. They decided to open their own luxury jewelry boutique downtown at 60 Newark Street, prior to expanding uptown to the flagship store at 1123 Hudson Street. Both locations have remained open to this day, offering high-quality watches and jewelry to the community.

The Company

Whether customers are celebrating a special occasion or milestone event, the buyers at W. Kodak Jewelers have searched the globe to provide them with an amazing selection of jewelry, watches, and giftware. While W. Kodak Jewelers has remained classic in many ways, they are also aware of current trends, changing styles, and new technology to keep their staff and clients ahead of the curve.

The associates who work in-house are what keep the company alive. These are the friendly faces you’ll see in the store — helping customers choose the perfect luxury timepiece or ecstatic couples choose breathtaking engagement rings, answering questions about ring sizing and repairs, guiding gift-seekers through their selection of memorable gifts for every occasion, and dreaming of ways to bring custom pieces of jewelry to life. The company has developed a following of loyal clients based on trust and commitment to the art of their craft.

The Team

As a family-owned business for over 50 years, W. Kodak Jewelers takes great pride in its associates. From seasoned veterans with over 20 years of industry experience to fresh faces, customers can feel confident as they browse and buy, knowing they are in good hands.

Maria Irene: Director of Sales + Store Manager

This year Maria celebrates her 20th Anniversary with W. Kodak Jewelers as Director of Sales. She started in the Nutley location as a part-time employee in the Fall of 2000 and 11 years ago moved to the downtown Hoboken location where she continues today. “The best part of working for W. Kodak Jewelers is being able to connect with clients,” Maria said. “I can be part of their special journey of finding the perfect engagement ring, celebrating a promotion or graduation, and congratulating couples on their new baby arrivals.”

Jeremy Gonzalez: Store Manager + Watch Specialist 

Jeremy has been the uptown store manager since 2019, bringing over a decade of experience in luxury sales. He shares a passion for horology and brings tremendous knowledge of the various luxury brands offered in the boutique. He strives to deliver a personalized experience that one would expect in a luxury environment and will help any client find the perfect timepiece. Most importantly, he values the relationships he builds with his clients.

Dana Perone: Luxury Timepiece + Jewelry Sales Professional

As one of the Diamond Graduates, Dana is an expert in bridal custom design and will celebrate 10 years with W. Kodak in November. She is also the brand ambassador for Cartier. Dana enjoys connecting with each customer and being a part of each special moment.

Kristin Stahl: Luxury Timepiece + Jewelry Sales Professional

Kristin has been a part of the W. Kodak Jewelers team since June 2016, first starting out at the downtown location and then moving to the flagship location in 2017. Along with being a part of the sales and appraisals team and a bridal specialist, she is a GIA Diamond Graduate and the store merchandiser. Kristin’s extensive luxury background allows her to have a helping hand in many facets of the business, from merchandise buying and selling to assisting with events and marketing.

Annemarie Valli: Luxury Timepiece + Jewelry Sales Professional

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Annemarie is W. Kodak Jewelers’ newest sales team addition. She brings unique value to the W. Kodak experience for her clients by tapping into her decade of hospitality experience with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. With Annemarie’s public relations background managing the reputations for iconic hotel brands, she enjoys collaborating with local corporations on VIP timepieces and jewelry gift options for their clients and employees. Leveraging W. Kodak’s prestigious partnerships with nearly 30 luxury designers like Tudor, IWC, Breitling, and Omega, Annemarie works with her clients to match luxury pieces with a company’s unique image, mission, and values — all at a competitive price.

Laura Korpa: Luxury Watchmaker

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This is Laura Korpa’s debut as the new watchmaker at W. Kodak Jewelers. With over eight years of experience in the watchmaking industry, her wealth of knowledge comes from participating in prestigious training including the CW21 watchmaking course. Laura handles all client servicing needs, providing the highest quality of workmanship and incredible energy that will excite each client.

The Location

Whether you are shopping uptown or downtown in Hoboken, there is a W. Kodak Jewelers conveniently close by. The downtown shop is located at 60 Newark Street, nestled among other shops and just a five-minute walk from the PATH station. The uptown location at 1123 Hudson Street is just a block from Hoboken’s famous waterfront views.

Feel free to reach out by phone at 201-710-5000 or via email to info@wkodak.com with any questions or inquiries. 

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Originally from North Carolina, Ainsley became a proud Hoboken Girl years ago. As a freelance journalist she has written about everything under the sun for the past six years. She works from her home office in uptown Hoboken or sometimes from Choc-o-Pain, because nothing says “freelancer” like working from a café with a fresh croissant nearby. As the mother of one very fast toddler, she has a passion for self-care, parenting hacks, and discovering all the fun things the Mile Square has to offer.