In 1979, Jim York decided to change his career drastically. After retiring from being the owner of York Auto here in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, he and his wife Pat purchased what was previosly known as Weir Jewellers 39 3rd Street from Jim Weir and went into the jewellery business, thus begining the legacy of York Jewellers.
His son Alan along with his wife Janice decided to take over the store in 1986. The following year they purchased the neighbouring business Michaels Jewellers. They knocked a hole in the wall between the two stores, doubling their space andexpanding further into giftware and less expensive jewellery options, while offering more space dedicated to trophies, engraving and much more!
In 2015, Al and Jans son Ryan entered the family business with dreams of continuing the legacy of York Jewellers. Starting doing basic watch repairs and sales, Ryan was hungry for knowledge and wanted to learn everything he could about jewellery, repair work, and business in general. When 2017 rolled around, Ryan needed to expand his training, skills, and knowledge. Ryan had taken training from the Gemological Institute of America (G.I.A.) to become a CAD/CAM Designer. This allowed him to work with a state of the art 3D program being able to create beautiful and custom jewellery. The following year Ryan was sent back to the G.I.A. to take their Graduate Jeweler program. Here Ryan graduated with his Diploma as a Bench Jeweller (Goldsmith). He had learned how to do all sorts of repairs such as ring sizing, prong retipping, stone setting, chain repair, reshanking rings and much more. Ryan has future plans to take more courses in stone setting, hand engraving, firearms engraving, as well as more advanced fabrication and other metal works!
Over the years, the legacy of York Jewellers has become a family with not only the Yorks, but all of the incredible staff and clients we have had over the years!
Come in and enjoy the warmth of the original, turn of the century oak jewellery cabinets. If you can’t make it in for awhile, browse the site and create your own personal wish list to send to us or a special someone. View our large selection of Canadian Diamond jewellery, including Maple Leaf Diamonds, see the beautiful pieces from Elle and Keith Jack (Celtic jewellery). We also proudly carry one of the largest selections of family rings and family jewellery around. Looking for watches? We have you covered with Harley Davidson, Citizen, Fossil and much more.