About GDO

G. Darrell Olson
Darrell's interest in jewelry and travel began in 1935, when at the age of five he began traveling occasionally with his father George L. Olson, who was a partner and inter-mountain salesman for a wholesale jewelry company in Salt Lake City, Utah. After the tragic death of his father, who was robbed and murdered by a jeweler client, Darrell's interest in jewelry ended until 1943 when he was offered a part-time job as a shipping clerk in his father's old company. He eventually became a salesman, covering the same territory as his father had. Seven years later he was offered a management position in a retail jewelry store in Phoenix, Arizona. He became a partner in the store and expanded the business, opening four additional stores. In 1970, a childhood dream came true when he opened a 4,000 square foot store of his own on Central Avenue in Phoenix. In 1976 a move was made to a new location on Camelback Road. In 2011 due to the demolition of that location which we occupied for thirty-six years, Jewels and Estate Gallery moved just two blocks east to our beautiful new location at 1846 East Camelback Road.
Bonni Olson Bonni has created a beautiful yet comfortable store for you to shop in while finding the perfect jewelry gift.
James Linsmayer James has been our manager for fourteen years. He enjoys creating custom designs and making lasting memories.
Jim Speranza Jim has an eye for detail which makes him perfect for the position of inventory specialist
C. Francis Kercheval Fran heads our public relations department as well as keeping us up to date on our web site.
Daren Macintyre Daren has earned her diploma from the Gemological Institute of America. She enjoys the challenges of assisting customers.
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1846 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602.904.7898
Fax: 602.956.0717
Email: mary@jewelsbygdo.com