Jay and Stacey Simmons

Founders and Owners

Jay has been in the jewelry industry since he was just 14 years old where he worked at a small jewelry store in Rupert, Idaho cleaning windows and sweeping. Fast forward to 1989 Jay opened Simmons Fine Jewelry along with his wife Stacey. Together they have created Idaho’s premier jewelry store carrying the world’s finest jewelry and helping people of the Treasure Valley celebrate life for over 30 years. Jay is extremely passionate about bringing in the world’s finest gemstones and timepieces to his beloved customers. When he is not working at his home away from home Jay enjoys spending time with his wife, four kids, and twelve grandchildren.

Blake Simmons

Store Manager | bsimmons@simmonsfinejewelry.com

Blake loves the jewelry industry and has been working closely with his father since the young age of 17. He graduated from Boise State University in 2011 with a degree in Entrepreneurial Management and Marketing. Blake has completed in-depth trainings with all of our fine jewelry manufacturers and luxury fine timepiece brands and uses his knowledge and experience to continue building the family business. In 2008 Blake married his lovely wife, Jill, and they have two sets of twins. When not helping to support the store, they enjoy spending quality time together, hunting, camping and enjoying Idaho’s beautiful outdoors.

Crista de Lathauwer

Assistant Manager | cdelathauwer@simmonsfinejewelry.com

Crista has enjoyed an incredible career in the luxury goods industry. She came to Boise in 2002 from the Bay Area and has been with Simmons Fine Jewelry since 2006. She loves meeting new people every day and visiting with those she already knows. Crista feels the best part of her job is helping people celebrate the special moments of their lives. In her free time, she is an avid Formula 1 racing fan, and enjoys traveling with her husband. She has already visited 223 cities in over 17 countries!

Allison Hazlett

Sales Associate | ahazlett@simmonsfinejewelry.com

Allison has over five years of experience in the luxury goods industry. Born in South Korea and raised in Hawaii, she moved to Boise in 2011 to attend Boise State University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Allison’s favorite part of her job is building relationships. She likes to spend her free time outdoors, traveling and hiking with her husband, Alec and her two labs Rio and Chloe.

Keila Rooks

Sales Associate  | keila@simmonsfinejewelry.com

Keila loves the jewelry industry and has an extensive background in customer relations. Born and raised in Boise, Keila loves her community and meeting new people. Now a sales associate at Simmons Fine Jewelry, Keila believes that every customer deserves to feel celebrated when they walk in our doors. Outside of work Keila loves playing music and spending time with her husband Kyle, their daughter Kaydence Brave, and their rascally cocka-poo, Rascal.

Valeen Crow Behunin

Graduate Gemologist (GIA) | vbehunin@simmonsfinejewelry.com

In December of 2011, Valeen received her Graduate Gemologist Diploma from the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, California. Valeen has worked alongside Jay since 1990. She started as a Sales Associate, helping Jay to build lasting relationships with clients for the last twenty years. She is now the Appraiser for Simmons Fine Jewelry. In her downtime, she enjoys gardening, crazy quilting, and letting her dog Runt take her on long walks.

Allan Beck

Shop Manager / Jewelry Designer | abeck@simmonsfinejewelry.com

Allan Beck is the Custom Jewelry Designer and Goldsmith for Simmons Fine Jewelry. He holds a Degree in Geological Engineering and is a Lapidarist. He uses the latest and greatest technology in CAD/CAM processes for the custom pieces he creates, so each one is a wonderfully precise work of art. He has a great passion for creating jewelry, and a discerning eye for it. Allan likes to hike in the mountains looking for gemstones to cut, gardening, cooking, and teasing his two daughters.

Mike Lokteff

Bench Jeweler | mlokteff@simmonsfinejewelry.com

Mike is a third-generation bench jeweler. Originally from Moscow, Idaho, he was introduced to the art of bench work at a very young age from his father. Mike takes great pride in his work and has a passion for the jewelry industry. In 2009, he married his wife, Erin, and they have two beautiful girls, Macie and Kenda. When he’s not in our jewelry repair department, Mike enjoys basketball, fishing, hunting and camping with his family.

Jean Simmons

Office Manager | jeansimmons@simmonsfinejewelry.com

Jean has been the Office Manager for Simmons Fine Jewelry since 2001. She has over 20 years of computer and office management experience. Jean’s extensive knowledge has paved the way for Simmons Fine Jewelry to remain ahead of the curve with our instore computer system and processing technology. Her caring attitude extends to her co-workers, family, and friends alike. When not at the store Jean enjoys gardening, spending time with her family and cooking.

Bailey Rosenthal

Marketing Director  | marketing@simmonsfinejewelry.com

Bailey Rosenthal graduated from Boise State University with her degree in Media Arts with an emphasis in Public Relations. She has a passion for people and loves finding new creative ways to help people celebrate life’s greatest moments. Bailey loves the jewelry industry and getting to be a part of the Simmons Team. In her free time Bailey enjoys hiking, biking and adventuring with her boyfriend, Will and Australian Shepard, Jude.