Our Story


The Idea

Paolo A Modern Jeweler was founded over 20 years ago in the Gaslight District/Clifton (Cincinnati), Ohio. A group of jewelry design professionals in Cincinnati, OH, gemologists, metal-smiths set out to create “The Paolo Experience” which revolves around jewelry design. The clean and modern atmosphere allows our clients to view Paolo’s designs in a comfortable, no-pressure environment. Paolo’s staff, highly trained in a variety of fields, makes clients feel at home, so they delight in their jewelry experience.





Paolo and his team will create a unique jewelry design for you. It is strategized and made by Paolo’s design team. Paolo and his team are highly skilled in creating jewelry using cutting edge technology and modern designs that merge with the old world, Italian designs. Many designs showcased in Paolo’s studio are original, handmade pieces. Besides specializing using platinum and blends of silver and colored golds, Paolo experiments with a variety of precious gemstones such as diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, and opals that are personal favorites



Besides precious gemstones, our jewelry design professionals in Cincinnati, OHuse semi-precious gemstones such as citrines, amethysts, pearls of all colors and sizes, turquoise, topaz, tourmaline, aquamarine, jade, garnet, and others. Blending metals and gemstones to attain the perfect finished product is a proficiency that makes Paolo A Modern Jeweler outstanding.

100% Paolo

Paolo A Modern Jeweler prides itself in creating designs either from sketches or CAD drawings. Often a client will sit with Paolo or a member of his team and brainstorm a concept for a piece of custom jewelry. Paolo and his team then work to design a unique piece by utilizing the finest metals and highest grade gemstones, handpicked by our GIA Graduate Gemologist. Each piece is crafted individually. The designs are set and finished by hand. Before a piece is presented to the client, Paolo Salamone and his master jeweler, Ezio Oliverio, hand inspect it to be sure the quality meets or exceeds client expectations.


Besides making a client’s jewelry dream a reality, Paolo A Modern Jeweler is one of the few retail jewelers in the country that carry their extensive lines of Ready-to-wear collections, such as our engagement rings and estate jewelry.