Doug Toone opened the first Jewelry Design Center store in 1977 with one small display case and a vision of creating unique custom jewelry. For several years, he repaired jewelry and made exceptional pieces for other retailers. In the process, he chiseled out a sterling reputation for quality. Soon patrons of other jewelers were requesting their custom work directly from Doug.
Doug’s first little store has since grown into one of the most innovative retail outlets in the nation. The present-day Jewelry Design Center—recognized by a giant rotating diamond sculpture out front—is now located in a 12,800-square-foot state-of-the-art facility. Plus, a 4,500-square-foot expansion is in the works.
The local company—still family owned--is the premiere importer of loose diamonds and precious gemstones in the Northwest. It carries jewelry styles and brand names found nowhere else. And it still distinguishes itself by custom designing, fabricating and repairing jewelry in-house. (Customers can also watch big screens as our craftsmen work.)
Doug's son Brian joined the JDC team in 1995 and is currently JDC’s President and CEO. Proud to carry on what his dad started nearly 40 years ago, he takes pride in hand-selecting the best and brightest diamonds from sources around the world. Also like his father, he is committed to product excellence, exceptional value and superior service. It’s easy to see why generations of customers have made Jewelry Design Center their jeweler for life.