“Everything that we do is intended to make someone happy.”

“Whether it’s a diamond engagement ring given to begin a life together, a gift to celebrate an anniversary or accomplishment, or something “just because” to make that favourite someone feel special … we take dreams and wishes and make them a reality.

How can it get any better than that?”

– Ralph Vandenberg

Vandenbergs has been making memories beautiful for the last 40 years

The Vandenbergs experience is truly unique in today’s high pressure, low service world. We know that making your memories beautiful begins with pleasurable and breathtaking moments throughout the creative process.

Our team members have a combined 125 years of experience in all facets of the jewellery industry. Gemologists, designers and goldsmiths all work together and you become part of the creative process and have access to the knowledge and opinions of everyone on the Vandenbergs team.
As a family-owned business, we’re passionate about our legacy. That’s why we offer so much more than other stores that just sell jewellery. Taking care of your diamonds, gems and precious items is included. Free cleanings and check-ups, texture refurbishing, polishing, minor repairs while you wait – these are just a few of the benefits.

We’ll take care of your purchases and care for your memories ensuring they remain as perfect as the day they were purchased.

The Vandenberg Experience

At Vandenbergs, we pride ourselves on the attention and detail we put into your experience.

We want you to love every aspect of your jewellery’s story. From your initial meeting with our designer through to our superior aftercare, your experience at Vandenbergs is fashioned to be as unique and opulent as our carefully crafted pieces.

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Ralph Vandenberg
Ralph VandenbergOwner
As the owner and lead designer at Vandenbergs, Ralph is proud to carry on his father’s legacy of unparalleled expertise and quality. There is little in the diamond and gem world that Ralph has not experienced first hand and he happily passes on his knowledge and expertise to his clients. Whether sourcing the perfect Canadian diamond or painstakingly designing a family heirloom, Ralph’s commitment is to making sure his clients are happy and involved.
Lori Vandenberg
Lori VandenbergOwner
Lori shares her husband’s passion for the jewellery and gem business and also brings more than 25 years of banking and financial expertise to support the company. Now a key member of the Vandenbergs team, Lori enjoys working closely with clients and ensures they are treated to the perfect Vandenbergs experience. Lori also keeps an eye on the finances, watching over inventory control and accounting.
Shelley Marian
Shelley MarianGraduate Jeweller
Shelley is a graduate of the Canadian Jewellers Association’s Graduate Jeweller program. With over 30 years experience in the jewellery industry in Edmonton, Shelley brings a wealth of knowledge and important experience to her work with our valued clients. She is also our resident pearl expert and is responsible for the creation of many of our fabulous and unique pearl pieces.
Guillermo Gonzalez
Guillermo GonzalezDiamond Specialist
Guillermo is our diamond specialist. He has studied Jewellery Making and Repair at North Bennet Street School in Boston. His studies continued with the GIA Diamonds and Diamond Grading course in New York, rough diamond evaluation at the Diamond Education College, diamond cutting and polishing at the prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Training School, both in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has completed his Graduate Gemologist program at the GIA Carlsbad campus. Guillermo is fluent in English and Spanish. Few people in the industry have as great a passion for gems and his clients than Guillermo.
Inah Kang
Inah KangHead Designer
Inah, an accomplished goldsmith and designer, graduated with a Fine Arts Degree from the Alberta University of the Arts in Calgary. Inah brings a technical perfection to her designing and loves challenging projects. She oversees Vandenberg’s entire custom manufacturing process; designs – technical possibilities – estimate – CAD – operating wax printer – quality control. Our clients delight in challenging her with wonderful custom creations. She is in charge of our designing department and mentors the young designers. She is comfortable with intricate & complex designs. Inah is fluent in Korean.
Katrin Durand
Katrin DurandDesigner
Katrin is a new addition to our design staff, joining us in mid 2018. Kat started her education at the Alberta University of the Arts and finished her Fine Arts Degree with a Jewellery Major from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Kat is experienced in wax carving and has designed her own jewellery line. An ardent student of design, she is upgrading her knowledge by learning CAD as well. Kat has close to 30 years of experience in creating amazing pieces for her clients. She is as thrilled to be with Vandenbergs, as we are to have her here with us. Ask her about her commute; it’s an interesting story.
Chelsea Kovacs Vandenberg
Chelsea Kovacs VandenbergDesigner
Ralph and Lori’s daughter, Chelsea has grown up in and around the world of gemstones. A recent addition to the team and recent GIA jewellery design graduate, Chelsea has a passion for the science behind gemstones and an artistic and creative drive. She loves hearing the stories behind couples and coming up with creative ways to design the ring or jewellery piece that clients will love. Chelsea is passionate about making the client feel comfortable and confident in their jewellery selection. She also runs our social media platforms on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.”
Jeff Fortier
Jeff FortierMaster Goldsmith / Designer
Jeff has been honing his trade to perfection with Vandenbergs for almost two decades. A graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Jeff is the definition of a Master Goldsmith. When he is working, Jeff’s advanced skill set makes even the most difficult work of art appear to come together with no effort. His technical expertise and his design sense come together instinctively for stunning results.
Larry Tetreault
Larry TetreaultMaster Fabricating Goldsmith
Larry has been at the bench for just over 40 years. A master fabricator, there is little that he can’t fabricate from scratch, and no task is too small or too large for him. You just have to look at our new copper fan hood over our casting room in the new store to see his handiwork. He fabricated that from scratch in his spare time. Larry came to us from Montreal in 2017. One of his specialties is refurbishing watch cases and straps, making them look like brand new. He has worked on pieces for Prime Ministers, built custom gun pieces, and fabricated many other unique and interesting items.
Bill Crawford
Bill CrawfordMaster Goldsmith
Bill has been at the bench for 35 years. He began as an apprentice to a number of master goldsmiths and has continued to add to his experience. Bill’s area of expertise is in the casting and finishing department. Bill worked for a local jeweller for over 30 years before joining us early last year (2019).
Nhi Truong
Nhi TruongMaster Repairman
Nhi is the Master Repairman at Vandenbergs.  With 30 years at the bench, over 20 of them with Vandenbergs, Nhi makes every repair look easy. Nhi’s skills as a craftsman are exceptional and our customers are the beneficiaries, as some repairs can be completed the same day and most within the week. Nhi is fluent in Vietnamese.
Jane Alemaskina
Jane AlemaskinaCAD Specialist/Diamond Setter
Jane is a recent addition to the Vandenbergs team as well, joining us in 2018. She is experienced in microscope setting and in CAD (computer assisted drafting). Jane is eager to learn and expand her abilities. Presently, she is learning to use our new laser welder and wax printer
Cheron Cabay
Cheron CabaySales Associate
Cheron is an enthusiastic sales associate. You’ll find her in the store Thursday evenings. With 20 years of experience in the field, she has nearly 15 with Vandenbergs. Cheron understands our clients and what they are looking for when making a special purchase. She has also contributed to some of the beautiful photos on the Vandenberg’s Facebook page.