Our Team

Carats Fine Jewelry And Watches

Greg Twarowski

Proprietor

With over two decades of experience in fine jewelry, Greg prides himself on bringing unsurpassed service, quality, and value to Florida’s Gulf Coast. He and his team of master jewelers and gemologists blend the warm, personalized service of a family-owned business with the sophisticated, full-service capabilities of a large urban jeweler.

Greg Twarowski
Tatiana Twarowski

Tatiana Twarowski

Proprietor

Tatiana’s aptitude for finance, keen sense of style, and love for fashion make her right at home in the jewelry business. When she’s not immersed in the business operations, you can find her at social events supporting local non-profit organizations or enjoying family time with Greg and their three young children.

Melissa Stanfield

Store Manager Carats

Melissa has over 2 decades in the fine jewelry and watch industry. Melissa's degree is in Business Administration from West Liberty University in West Virginia. Melissa is all about the customer and their experience. Her passion is having fun with each and every customer and exceeding their expectations. In her off time she spends time with her Husband Wade on the boat or at the beach.

Melissa Stanfield
Gary Lazyan

Gary Lazyan

Master Jeweler

Gary brings 46 years of experience to Florida’s Gulf Coast from international fashion capitals such as Istanbul and Paris. His impeccable craftsmanship, precision, and attention to detail are unmatched in the industry. When not behind the bench, Gary enjoys fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

Eric Burnstein

Sales Professional

Eric es a 40+ years veteran of the jewelry industry with a GIA Diamond Certificate. He attended Temple University and started his career with Kay Jewelers, working 6+ years on Jeweler's Row in Philadelphia and continued in the jewelry business further advancing his career in sales, sales training and management. Eric was able to cultivate and enhanced his competitive nature and ability to acquire business through knowledge and sales and excellent customer service skills. Now at Carats, Eric works in an environment where his training and capabilities as a successful sales professional is productively used to enhance the client's shopping experience. When not at work, Eric enjoys any sports event, movies and dinner with family.

Eric Burnstein
Tom Gallagher

Tom Gallagher

Sales Professional

Tom is a long time resident of Sarasota. Having been the retail manager for major cruise lines such as Oceana, Regent and Seaborne, Tom has “been there” and probably “seen that!" With a degree in Art History and passion for gems and jewelry, working with the clients of Carats Fine Jewelry is a pleasure.

I enjoy sharing my passion for colored diamonds and gemstones, travel and food from around the world.

Carole Chrisman

Sales Professional

Carole has been a resident of Sarasota 11 years and retired from corporate healthcare after 42 years in the nursing profession. She watched the store being designed and soon after opening purchased a strand of pearls which would be the first of many purchases over the next 8 years! Carole would stop in the store regularly and developed a relationship with Greg and Tatiana and the staff over the years. She always joked, sayings he wanted to work at Carats after she retires! Two years later there was a part time position available and she joined the Carats family! She loves people, buying and selling jewelry almost as much as her two golden retriever rescues Molly and Cooper! She is well versed in excellence in customer service!

Carole Chrisman