Who are we?
The simple answer is that we are a local, family-owned, small business; with four generations of the Johnson family that have been devoted to the craft of creating, designing, repairing and selling jewelry and watches since 1898.
The more detailed Story of Us is…
Johnson Jewelers was founded by J.G. Johnson in 1898 in North Dakota. The dust bowl and depression had Mr. Johnson seeking new opportunities for his family and he found the perfect one while attending a Shrine convention in Seattle in 1936, when other jewelers at the convention told him the small town of Puyallup, Washington was in need of a jeweler and watch repair. Within months J.G. was opening the doors of his first store in downtown Puyallup, near the railroad and not to far from where the store stands today. In 1958, J.G. turned the store over to his son Walt, who continued the family tradition of service with integrity. In 1980, Walt in turn handed the reins over to his son Robert Johnson and Robert’s wife Mary, making them the 3rd generation to manage the family business. Today, Robert and Mary’s daughters, Amy Johnson and Jodi Johnson, make the fourth generation of Johnson’s who have devoted themselves to the craft of creating, designing, repairing and selling fine jewelry and watches. On your next visit, you may even see a glimpse of two little guys running about, the fifth generation of Johnson’s being raised in Puyallup.
Our family is committed to our community, our clients, and our ideal of being the best independent jeweler possible.
We do what we love: making jewelry, restoring heirlooms, and establishing long-term relationships with those who walk through the door. We believe that each repair job, each new jewelry design, each conversation, is an extension of who we are: jewelers committed to creating a wonderful experience and providing an end-product that fulfills the desires of our clientele.
The great thing about being an independent small business is that we can make decisions which benefit our individual clients, as well as make the jewelry that we personally love and are proud to put our name on. We’re not interested in generic department store merchandise that hundreds of people will be wearing. Our focus is to provide a reputable resource where You will find jewelry speaks to your imagination and represents your unique style.
We embrace the ethics of the American Gem Society and Jewelers of America, and are proud members of those associations. Our raw precious metals are sourced from Hoover and Strong’s “Harmony” mill products (100% recycled) and we fully follow the Kimberly Process for diamonds. Whenever possible we source Fair Trade gemstones.
Our family is very active in supporting the arts, educational, and philanthropic organizations. We currently serve on the Board of Directors of Puyallup Main Street Association, Puyallup Public Library Foundation, and Northwest Sinfonietta. We have formerly served on the boards of Pacific Northwest Jewelry Association, WA Chapter of the Gemological Institute of America Alumni Association, the Puyallup Chapter of Altrusa International, and Valley Arts United. Other current memberships include the Karshner Guild (Mary Bridge Brigade) and P.E.O.
Each repair, every custom order, and every piece we make is finished to our high standards. This takes time. We’re proud of what we do – we don’t promise we’re the quickest, but we will do our very best – every time.