Our Story

“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

47 Years of Memories

Vandenbergs has been making memories beautiful for the last 47 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.

A Combined 250 Years Experience

Our team members have a combined 250 years of experience in all facets of the jewellery industry. 3 Graduate Gemologists, 4 Designers, 3 Goldsmiths and a Graphic CAD Designer 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.

Family-owned and Operated

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.

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.
Chelsea Kovacs Vandenberg G.G.
Chelsea Kovacs Vandenberg G.G.Designer/Gemologist
Ralph and Lori’s daughter, Chelsea has grown up in and around the world of gemstones. A recent addition to the team and recently graduated from GIA as a Graduate Gemologist and also a 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.”
Shelley Marian G.J.
Shelley Marian G.J.Graduate 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.
Inah Kang B.F.A.
Inah Kang B.F.A.Head 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.
Debora EbertJewellery Designer
Debora comes to us all the way from Brazil! After learning her trade in Italy, Debora returned to Brazil where she had her own jewellery design studio. Luck brought us to her and we quickly snapped her up. She is everything you would expect in an international designer. Her style varies from classic to eclectic. Book an appointment with her, you won’t regret it.
Guillermo Gonzalez G.G.
Guillermo Gonzalez G.G.Diamond 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.
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.
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.
Jorge Figueroa
Jorge FigueroaGraphic Designer/CAD
Jorge is our Graphic Designer, specializing in CAD (Computer assisted design). He uses his magic to turn your design from a concept to a 3 dimensional file. It’s amazing to watch him manipulate the programs to create amazing designs. He then prints them on our 3D printer for the goldsmiths to use their magic to create the piece. Jorge loves to show how the whole process works. He’ll be happy to let you see it and even suggest changes. It’s quite the creative process
Jordan Bowker
Jordan BowkerSales Associate/Social Media contact
The newest addition to the Vandenbergs’ team, Jordan brings a fresh is likely to be the person who answers the phone, or greets you when you come in the store. Her duties are many, from the beautiful displays in our showcases, inventory control, online store, and social media, just to name a few.

Design Your Own Piece

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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.