Ralph can hardly remember not being in the jeweller business, starting his career with Skelton Jewellers in Montreal in the 40s . He cut his teeth hand-making custom designs for Montreal society and several of his firm’s famous clients like Princess Margaret and President Eisenhower. To further his career, he eventually struck out on his own.
His ideals truly are the cornerstone of Dixon Jewellers. In the competitive Montreal business environment in the 50s and 60s Ralph distinguished himself by producing amazing jewellery at excellent prices using innovative techniques, gaining a reputation for service quality and principals. He enjoys golf, woodworking, and painting, but still likes keep his hand in at the factory a few days per week, and his staff can draw on his vast experience even now.
Matt grew up in the family business, helping out as a child and for summer employment. After years learning the trade as a bench jeweller, Matt went on to gemmology, design and eventually the business side, gradually taking over the day to day operations in the mid 80s. He eventually expanded the retail side of the business, but believes in controlling quality and price by maintaining a full service factory literally right behind the scenes. In his spare time he enjoys time with his family, swimming, and martial arts.
Todd’s 22 year career with Dixon Jewellers began on the bench, learning the trade from the ground up. He has since become an accomplished jeweller, gem setter, and designer. He is part owner and factory manager, as well as resident hockey statistician and comedian. A sports Dad, he also enjoys cottaging, fishing and ATVing.
Ivana was born in Ostrava, Czech Republic, and from her earliest years had an interest in jewellery and working with her hands. She can remember spending hours as a girl looking at jewellery and trying to figure out how it was made. She enrolled as a jewellery apprentice, and worked harder and often double the hours of her male counterparts to earn their respect, graduating in only 3 ½ years! Ivana and her family came to Canada in 1991 and she has been at Dixon jewelers ever since. She enjoys hockey and reading in three languages.
Lae Gyung was born in Seoul, South Korea, and has always been fascinated with intricate detail and design that goes into jewellery making. This prompted her to enroll in a one year wax carving course which she enjoyed very much. She began wax carving in the trade at the young age of 22. She moved to Canada in 2001 with her husband and two children, and started with Dixon Jewellers in 2002. In 2005, Lae Gyung began volunteering at an Aboriginal reserve 3 times a year . Recently, Lae Gyung went over to Nicaragua to volunteer building shelters for the poor. Lae Gyung is a dedicated, and hardworking person who cares for each individual customer.
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