Our Story

Jeff Velasco

This is not just a jewelry store! Owner and gemologist Jeff Velasco has been working with precious metals and gemstones in Tucson since 1980. A fourth generation Tucson native and graduate of Catalina High School and the University of Arizona, Jeff was inspired to go into business for himself because his father, Carlos Velasco was an entrepreneur himself. Carlos, who earned his engineering degree at University of Arizona and his MBA at Stanford University, returned to Tucson in 1949 and started a company called Cactus Craft of Arizona, which manufactured and sold southwestern lamps and novelty items made with cholla wood all over the west and southwest states. At its peak, he employed 65 people in Tucson.

After operating his own precious metals and diamond business, Jeff opened his first small jewelry store on Speedway and Campbell and has steadily grown his fine jewelry and precious metals business over the years–finally relocating to a historic 1938 Tucson adobe home on Campbell Avenue just north of Grant which he & his wife Brenda transformed into the current full service showroom and shop where Viir Jewelers has been located since 1996. Jeff is a proud University of Arizona alum who is also known for his love of water polo, which he still plays competitively nationally and internationally. You will often find Jeff working at his jeweler’s bench or in the store socializing with his clients, many who have become good friends over the decades.

Meral Sartekin and Halil Kelim

Full-Service Jewelry Store

Viir Jewelers has been operating as a full-service fine jewelry store since 1983. In 2014, Jeff and his wife, Brenda, expanded their long-established and highly respected jewelry store to include an eclectic art and gift gallery and renamed the business as Viir Fine Jewelry & Art. In late 2018, Brenda retired from an accomplished career in healthcare administration and has joined Jeff in the daily operations of the store. Brenda loves working with our clients in design, sales and service. She is also bringing new lines of jewelry and gifts into the store and has been known to help customers as a “personal shopper” when they are looking for something unique and special in jewelry or art.

It has always been Viir’s mission to serve their clients – old and new– with integrity, respect and fairness. We are grateful and honored to be one of the few remaining locally owned and operated private fine jewelers in Tucson. Whether it’s replacing a watch battery, repairing a broken piece of jewelry, designing a custom wedding set or anniversary gift, appraising the family assets, or finding just the right piece of art for your home or business, we are here to serve you – our customer. Our relationships with our customers are the most important thing to us.

Stop By and Visit our Tucson Jewelry Store

We extend a warm invitation to you to stop by and visit us – located conveniently on Campbell Avenue just north of Grant Road – with parking in front and in back of the store.  We are always happy to schedule private appointments for personal, uninterrupted attention for custom work, specialty shopping and appraisals. If there is anything we can do to help you, we will!


June Hours
Tuesdays - Fridays  10:00 - 5:00
Saturday - 9:30 - 1:00
**CLOSED Friday, June 7 - Monday, June 17 for Summer Break
Reopen Tuesday, June 18th for regular June hours

 We recommend appointments for custom design and appraisals. 

 As always, we remain committed to providing jewelry and watch repair services in a timely manner and MOST repairs can be completed in less than one week.  We can replace watch batteries while you wait (if not too busy) or within one business day.

To schedule an appointment, please send your email request to: ViirInc@gmail.com -- we respond as quickly as possible to all emails. You may also leave a message at our store: 520-795-5496, and messages are checked on "store open" days.



If you have an estate or multiple items for appraisal or if you would like to create a custom design, we ask that you schedule an appointment so that we can give you our unhurried attention.

To schedule an appointment, please call the store at 520-795-5496 and leave a message OR send us an email at ViirInc@gmail.com and we will get back to you more quickly. You can also send a contact request through this website.

Email: viirinc@gmail.com
Telephone: 520-795-5496
Address: 2464 N. Campbell Avenue (Parking is available behind the building)

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Viir Fine Jewelry & Art

2464 North Campbell Ave.

2464 N. Campbell Avenue
(Parking available behind building)