About Van Isle Jewellers Ltd
Locally-Owned in Victoria, B.C. Since 1948
Van Isle Jewellers (short for Vancouver Island) first opened its doors in Victoria, British Columbia in 1948. Our business was founded by Belton Turner, Cliff Duckworth and James Munro, who served the local jewellery industry through a single-room workshop on Yates Street. As our reputation grew, so did our business, offering retail and design services to better meet the needs of our customers.
Following the retirement of our final two founders in 1991, founder James Munro’s son, Kenn Munro, assumed ownership of the business. Kenn had accompanied his father to work as early as five years old, and is proud to continue the shop’s tradition. Shortly after ownership changed, a showroom was added that allowed customers to work directly with the jewellery manufacturer and repair specialist.
In 2000, we moved the business to our current location on Blanshard Street. This space gives our customers more room and accessibility to view all of our available jewellery. Additionally, it has allowed us to have more meaningful discussions with our customers regarding engagement rings, wedding bands, and other special pieces.
Committed to Quality, Value & Service
Since the beginning, Van Isle Jewellers Ltd has remained true to its strengths: on-site workshop, exceptional quality, unique design and “old school” service at a reasonable price. We have stood the test of time due to our commitment to quality, value, and fine design.
Over the years, Van Isle Jewellers Ltd has made fine jewellery more affordable and has become the community’s go-to source for information. We offer on-site design, fabrication and repair services, as well as restringing, appraising, engraving, eyeglass soldering and a supply of diamonds or coloured stones.
Whether you are looking for a way to incorporate family heirlooms or have an original jewellery design in mind, our talented designers are here to help. We also encourage you to visit our store and browse the many special pieces we have on display!