Ruben was born in Monterey, Mexico and jewelry has truly been his whole life. Since his dad was a jeweler, he started training at the age of 12. At the age of 18 he was dominating the repair department in a shop in Mexico. In 1974, Ruben and his wife decided to move to Houston to start a new life. In 2002, Ruben came to TMJ because his previous company had shut down their service department, and he states that it’s the best thing that could have happened to him and his family.
“Working on jewelry is like the best part of my life. This is all I enjoy doing. It is wonderful to make something from a mold and then turn it into gold. The customer's faces light up in happiness; that is something you have to enjoy” Ruben states.
When Ruben is not setting diamonds or custom making jewelry you can find him repairing anything that is broken and working on his house. When Ruben is not at TMJ, he is fixing something in his new house! He sure is a jack-of-all-trades!
Ruben loves working at TMJ because he gets to work with his son everyday, “I knew he would be a great salesman, but I had no idea he would move all the way up! I said ‘tom give my son a chance, I know he will do good for you’ and now tom is so happy. That is why I love working here. I will always have those thoughts in my heart. Tom really helped my son.”