Meet the Experts
Meet the experts in custom jewelry design. Our team will guide you through the entire process of creating that unique piece whether custom engagement rings, wedding bands or creating a fabulous statement from your old jewelry. Let us help you create that special piece that will last a lifetime.
It all started when Kelly opened the doors to Plateau Jewelers in 1996. What began as an infatuation with diamonds and other gemstones led to a socially acceptable lifelong obsession – and a thriving business.
Kelly is a Graduate Gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America and a Certified Gemologist of the American Gem Society. When he’s not behind the counter or the bench, you can find him with his family, reading, or indulging his need for speed through mountain biking and auto racing.
What do you get when you cross a bachelor’s degree in psychology with an innate talent for jewelry design? You get Sue. Sue is Co-owner and Vice President of Plateau Jewelers, where she finds all kinds of opportunities to put both her degree and her talents to the test. After all, you’ve got to be a little crazy and a lot talented to do what she does, right? Sue has been here since 1999, and while she fills in wherever needed around the store, she is primarily responsible for the bookkeeping. When she’s not in the store, she’s with her family, reading or even practicing yoga now and zen.
Some of our customers love the store so much, they end up working here. Take Betty, for example. She was a frequent customer before joining the team in 2001. When she’s not enjoying the sparkle inside the shop, you’ll find her outside, enjoying every short minute of the Washington sunshine. Betty loves to read, but not as much as she loves spending time with her husband, son, daughter, and granddaughter.
Nancy is another one of our customer-turned-loyal-employee. After 10 years of life on the other side of the counter, she joined the staff in 2006. Since then, she has put her degree in business/fashion merchandising to good use as she helps keep the store at the top of its game. Nancy is the proud mom of three kids, and she loves spending time with family and friends, cooking, and volunteering in the community. When she has the time, she loves to visit fabulous restaurants with her husband and shop for equally fabulous shoes.
When you find the ideal jeweler for your team, it’s as exciting as finding that perfect gem. And Bruce is one gem of a jeweler! His attention to detail and extraordinary craftsmanship have earned him a reputation as one of the region’s most talented jewelers. The proof is in that shiny AGTA Spectrum Award he won in 2005. When he’s not creating art from metal and gemstones, Bruce’s hands are on a fishing rod or a cooking utensil. But his heart is always with his family, who he loves to spend time with.
Bronwyn is all about diamonds in the rough. Literally. She joined Plateau Jewelers in 1999 and was only the second person to do so. Bronwyn comes from a long line of diamond miners and cutters (though her father wouldn’t teach her to cut diamonds because he considered it a dirty environment). Call it heredity or teenage rebellion, Bronwyn went on to get her hands dirty making and repairing beautiful jewelry. Outside the shop, she loves to read, cook, and revel in her family time.
The desire to be closer to her kids lured Denise from sunny southern California to the Pacific Northwest. She has always loved the sparkle of diamonds and couldn’t turn down another opportunity to work with them again. Denise is also a pianist and enjoys teaching lessons to more than 20 local students. When she isn’t at Plateau Jewelers or teaching piano Denise enjoys spending time with her family and playing with her grand kids.