Arrvi Panjwani first came to Alaska seven years ago. Originally from India, he had been working in Aruba for Effy Jewelry since 2007 when approached with the challenge of managing Effy’s Juneau store (one of three in Alaska). Arrvi was raised in the jewelry business and is a natural and warm-hearted salesman. For over 19 years Arrvi has shared his passion for quality and design with guests to his store, an easy task given Effy’s commitment to excellence and jewelry mastery. Arrvi and his wife now proudly call Juneau their home, a place he calls “perfect.” Arrvi’s favorite thing to do is walk up and down the boardwalk late at night after his shop closes and the cruise ships depart. This is the most peaceful time of his day. “I wouldn’t trade it for a million bucks,” he says.
This summer, Arrvi looks forward to welcoming to Alaska for the first time his favorite guests, Karen and Buddy from Ohio. The three first met when Arrvi was just 17 years old and working in Aruba. Over the decades his family and theirs have come to know each other well. Karen and Buddy rely on Arrvi’s style suggestions and designer recommendations when it comes to jewelry for every style and occasion, be it an anniversary, football game or cruise vacation.
As you start planning your next Alaskan cruise adventure, consider the following jewelry, handpicked by Arrvi, from Effy’s best-selling collections. Whether versatile day-to-night pieces or statement jewelry guaranteed to win compliments, you’ll want to make sure you’re well-prepared to travel in style.
Going Out In Style: San Francisco, Seattle, or Vancouver
The Watercolor Collection, Arrvi’s personal favorite, showcases a rainbow display of multi-colored sapphires and diamonds. The collection features gorgeous arrays of gemstones splashed together in vibrant, uplifting designs. With pieces from this collection, you are sure to receive many compliments. Whether your Alaskan cruise departs from San Francisco, Seattle or Vancouver, take advantage of the night before sailing to fully enjoy the culture and ambience of these cosmopolitan cities. These fun and bright designs are sure to start your vacation off on the right foot, and, whether your day is jam-packed with activity or completely unscheduled and relaxed, you can rely on these pieces to fit your agenda.
Transition Pieces: Day To Night
The Diversa Collection is where innovation meets design. This collection, featured in 14k white and yellow gold, will effortlessly carry you from day to night with transformative pieces that meet your every need. Each of the pendants, bracelets, rings and earrings are two styles in one and are made to have more than one look. This collection was designed with the traveler in mind and is a must-have for those who live to travel and see the world without sacrificing sophistication. These pieces are worth packing no matter how little room there is in your suitcase.
Dressed To The Nines
The Signature Collection was inspired by the beauty and power of Effy Hematian’s favorite animal, the panther, known for its bold character and sleek physique. Crafted in 14k white, yellow, and rose gold with white, black and cognac diamonds, this collection is a must-have for nights when you want to wear prized statement pieces that will really stand out. Whether attending an onboard art auction, wine tasting or broadway play, you are sure to attract attention with these stylish and unique designs. At these events, individuality is celebrated, so don’t be afraid to be bold!
The next time you cruise to Alaska, be sure to stop by Effy stores in Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway and say hi to Arrvi, his wife, and their new daughter, who will be born at the end of July.