Who is UniQ Jewelry Gallery
UniQ Jewelry Gallery ~ an unparalleled jewelry gallery which showcases visual and wearable art. Expect the Unexpected...from fun to fine!
At UniQ Jewelry Gallery we believe that every piece of jewelry tells a story. We have a passion for learning about, telling, and even creating these precious stories. We provide custom handcrafted jewelry for every taste - we create rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, armlets, cuff links, bangles, headpieces and more. Doug's creativity is out of this world, and with the endless possibilities of what custom designs we can create, we guarantee a one-of-a-kind, truly amazing experience. Stop in or call today and ask how we can help tell your story or design a piece of jewelry for you or someone you care about.
Our specialty - making yesterday’s memories into tomorrow’s heirlooms.
The History of UniQ Jewelry
The history of UniQ Jewelry began in the fall of 1994 when Owner and Artist, Doug Mitchell traveled to Mexico on vacation where he selected jewelry to bring back to the States. He received compliments from recipients on the design and feel of the jewelry he had selected. This compelled Doug to start sketching jewelry designs with various components. A jeweler in Mexico that he had visited was so impressed with Doug’s sketches and concepts that he started producing the jewelry Doug designed. Upon returning home with his own creations, Doug’s friends and family were thrilled with their custom jewelry and wanted more. Several referrals and happy customers later, Doug began to do home jewelry shows in 1995; showcasing his personally designed jewelry.
In 1997, Doug started working with an experienced jeweler in Michigan where he learned the jewelry business inside and out; from working behind the jeweler’s bench to selling on the sales floor. He was quick to grasp the different characteristics of gemstones and the best techniques to create jewelry from concept up until the finished product. In 2005, encouraged by those around him and his experience and growing knowledge of the jewelry industry, Doug decided it was time to take his talents to the next level - opening the doors to UniQ Jewelry in Historic Downtown Three Rivers, MI. It was then that Diamond Doug was born!
In the Fall of 2014, Doug took the leap and opened up a second location...UniQ Jewelry Gallery in Portage, MI, in 2015 consolidating both stores into one in Portage.