Baton Rouge-based Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry is opening a store in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The eight-location fine jewelry firm with $50 million in sales expects to open the store in late spring 2018.

Lee Michael Berg, along with sons Ryan, Scott and Chad Berg, signed the lease for the 3,500-square-foot ABQ Uptown store.

Lee Michael Berg started the chain in 1978. Its stores are located in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi.

The firm is a member of the American Gem Society, an internationally recognized organization of jewelers and manufacturers who adhere to the highest standards of ethical conduct in professional expertise, merchandising and advertising.