Our Story


Pagoda Fine Jewelry, located in Cedarburg, WI, derives its name from the pagoda-style building in which it resides. Originally designed by Alexander C. Eschweiler, the building was built in 1926 as a Wadhams Oil and Grease Station. In 1992, it was transformed into a fine jewelry store.

Catherine Laing designs and fabricates distinctive jewelry for which she has received numerous state and local awards. In 1980, she moved her studio to Cedarburg, and into the current location in 1992.

Paula L. Luba, the current owner, is a GIA graduate gemologist. After more than twenty years and multiple roles in the jewelry industry, Paula launched her own business in 1995 focusing on appraisals, repairs and assisting customers with special orders relying on her network of outside designers and manufacturers. She joined Catherine Laing at Pagoda in 1998.

In 2017, Catherine moved her studio to the private sector, but continues to offer her pieces at Pagoda. With Paula at the helm, Pagoda showcases an extensive collection of classic, custom jewelry fashioned around one-of-a-kind stones. From repair to design and fabrication, Pagoda is Cedarburg’s premier full-service jewelry store.