MJ Christensen Diamonds
Jeweler focusing on designer brands and loose diamonds
Darlene Miller began her lifelong love for jewelry as a child helping her grandmother at A. A. Friedman jewelers in Augusta, GA, the eighth largest jewelry chain in the United States at that time.
As a third-generation jeweler, Miller began her career with A. A. Friedman in their accounting department and quickly worked her way up to assistant to the president. In 2000, after the death of the owner, Miller and her husband, Cliff, relocated to Las Vegas where they partnered in business with longtime local jeweler MJ Christensen Diamonds. In 2007, she and her husband became sole owners of this prestigious jewelry business, which focuses on designer brands, custom designs, loose diamonds and exceptional service to their guests.
Miller is an American Gem Society Certified Gemologist Appraiser, a Guild Gemologist with the Gemological Institute of America and a member of the Women’s Jewelry Association. Miller uses her 35 years of experience and enthusiasm to actively mentor other women entering the industry.
Her passion for jewelry is insatiable and, in any brief discussion with her, her love for diamonds and beautiful gemstones will come cascading through. Miller’s love for the industry has continued to blossom as has her love for the Las Vegas community.
In addition to her numerous business affiliations, she and Cliff are actively involved with Opportunity Village, Dress for Success Southern Nevada, the Las Vegas committee for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and United Way, not to mention the numerous charities they support through donations.
Miller was the recipient of the Golden Hand Service Award presented by the Cultural Diversity Foundation for outstanding service in the community and the Humanitarian Award 2016 by Silver State Awards.
She, along with her husband, Cliff, were recognized in 2011 by Best Buddies Nevada as “Superheroes” and in 2012 by Sunrise Children’s Foundation for their community involvement.