When you decide to purchase diamonds and other fine jewelry and gifts, where you decide to purchase them makes all the difference. For over 80 years MJ Christensen has been the jewelry company of choice in the Las Vegas area. Our diamond selection is stunning and unique and you will find that our extensive bridal and fashion selections offer you outstanding choices to fit every occasion. We invite you to read on and discover our history and the dedication to quality and service that defines the MJ Christensen experience.
In 1899, Marcus Joy Christensen, known as “M.J.” was born to parents of Danish descent. By 1927 he was hired as a railroad watch inspector for the Union Pacific Railway in Las Vegas. His love for the jewelry business began long before the first MJ Christensen store opening on April 18, 1939 in the corner of a drugstore on First and Fremont. Family owned and operated with unquestioned ethics and integrity, MJ Christensen Diamonds made a name for themselves in the Las Vegas Valley that stands firm today.
OUR CORE VALUES
As a jeweler with over 80 years of experience, we achieved our reputation by adhering to a rigorous set of core values that guide us every day. As an American Gem Society Jeweler and family of professionals, we take pride in sharing our commitment to you:
• Building authentic, lifelong relationships with those we serve
• Giving back to the local community
• Creating an engaging environment of mutual trust and appreciation for both staff and guests
• Continuing education in our industry and sharing it with you
• Providing the finest selection of responsibly sourced diamonds
• Providing generational jewelry from internationally renowned jewelry designers
The American Gem Society (AGS) was created with one mission in mind: to protect you, the consumer.
We, as members, adhere to the highest standards of business practices and ethics so that you can buy with confidence from jewelers you can trust. AGS standards not only comply with governing laws, but go beyond that to ensure that you are buying from jewelers who have the knowledge and skill to help you make the most informed buying decision. For more information about the American Gem Society visit ags.org
“Only one in twenty jewelers have met the exacting requirements necessary for membership. To join the AGS, every member must go through a peer-reviewed application process followed by an annual recertification exam. This process ensures that every AGS member you meet is at the top of their game, and more importantly, each one has pledged to protect you, the consumer.”
- The American Gem Society
We take our responsibility as your Las Vegas jeweler very seriously, and as a local family owned business in the Las Vegas valley, we believe strongly in our responsibility to serve the community at large. We believe we have relevant information to share with you regarding our ongoing efforts in the jewelry industry. We’ve partnered with a number of non-profits to support their missions and activities. MJ Christensen expands its community commitment from Las Vegas to promote social good around the world.
As a leader in the jewelry industry, MJ believes that all members of the diamond supply chain share the responsibility in giving back to the nations where the diamonds are mined. Every diamond purchased from MJ helps support, through education and opportunity, underdeveloped communities where diamonds are a natural resource.
Locally, our family-owned business embraces the spirit of serving the Las Vegas community. This commitment to serve is lead by the owners, Cliff and Darlene, whose passion is evident through their many philanthropic affiliations; including Opportunity Village, United Way of Southern Nevada, Dress For Success Southern Nevada, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and many more.
Through MJ’s support of these local charities, we help make it easy for our guests to shop with a conscience.