May 9, 2018

RIP Richie Capichano, Owner of C & S Jewelers


If you live in Bay Ridge, you know who Richie is. Richie owned C&S Jewelers on 3rd Avenue and 94th Street.


I didn’t know he passed away last month. I saw his store was closed and I asked the shops nearby, but they didn’t know anything. Today, I saw flowers outside and one of them told me Richie died. 


I knew Richie many years before I moved to Bay Ridge. He was a good jeweler and could design anything you wanted for a fair price. When I bought my house here, I was excited to go in and tell him that I was moving nearby….but that I had no money for jewelry because I was paying a mortgage!



He also could fix any piece of jewelry and make it look like it was never broken.  Richie created a piece of jewelry exactly like a picture I drew. His prices were fair and sometimes he would throw in something extra. More important though was that he had a relationship with his customers. He remembered me every time I came in and he asked about things that we last spoke of.






RIP Richie… were such a sweet man and we miss you a lot!


Update 10/18 – Richie’s son posted about the store.  I noticed  Richie’s FB Page was memorialized.



I had hoped his family was going to keep the store open as he was in business for 45 years.









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One Response to “RIP Richie Capichano, Owner of C & S Jewelers”

  1. Aimee Pagano Says:
    May 23rd, 2020 at 9:27 am

    My family bought it had made most of our jewelry over the past 40+ years from Richie. My parents engagement rings were designed by him, and Even in the last 20 years he would solder all my charms in my bracelets. He’d chat while you visited him, always fair prices and a great character. He was very funny- and talented.
    I wasn’t in the store for a while and then saw it was closed. I am so saddened to hear of his passing.
    Rest In Peace at the jewelers in the sky Richie. ????????????????????