Anyone can call themselves a designer, but at White Mountain Jewelers, we have earned the right! We have won awards in three design competitions, one of which was an international design competition.
Peter Tims and the staff at White Mountain Jewelers will greet you with a heartfelt welcome. White Mountain Jewelers can assist you with all your jewelry needs! We can inspect & clean your jewelry, help with selecting that special gift, reset Grandma's diamond in a modern setting, make simple repairs, or custom design a piece of jewelry just for you and a loved one.
As you might expect from a third generation jeweler Peter cut his first gemstone at the age of eight. At age ten, he was making silver jewelry and at twelve he started an apprenticeship with a Master Goldsmith. After years of training and working on thousands of pieces of jewelry, he became a Master Goldsmith himself. He opened White Mountain Jewelers to the public in 1995. He combined new technology with an old school craft. He loves his dog and you will find he always has his "Buddy" in the store. When Peter is not making jewelry, you can probably find him hiking or riding horses.
Wilda has been with White Mountain Jewelers since 1999. Besides attending numerous seminars and going through extensive training, her passion is studying about pearls and cameos. She has a fierce love for both. Her special love is designing custom pieces whether it is redesigning a customer’s piece of jewelry or creating one entirely new. During Wilda's time with WMJ, she has began to realize the precious relationships she has gained. She gains satisfaction by knowing she has helped create lasting memories with loved ones, an heirloom so to speak. Outside of working at WMJ, she enjoys writing short stories, songs, and poems.
Noah is the most recent addition to White Mountain Jewelers. Only 19 years of age, he joined the WMJ family in October 2016. He does a little bit of everything around the store from handling sales to answering phone calls. Noah' s favorite thing to do in the store is taking repair orders. He enjoys seeing a customers old beat up ring being transformed into a shining piece of gold that it was originally made to be. The light up of the customer's eyes when they see their piece remade only cements his liking for this part of his job. When he is not working at the store, Noah can be found hanging out with his friends at a local game store.
Like so many other industries, the jewelry industry has been evolving to meet the new challenges of our modern world. White Mountain Jewelers has positioned itself to be on the forefront of these changes. They were among the first jewelry stores in northeast Arizona to:
• Own a laser welding machine that can assist the jeweler in repairing jewelry that was once either not repairable or very expensive to repair.
• Own and operate three dimensional CAD software and hardware. This allows them to design and produce fabulous designs that once would have been difficult or expensive otherwise.
• Have a computerized engraving machine. Their customers can get almost anything engraved (metal, crystal, plastic, wood, cardboard, etc.) with almost any design, sketch, or font lettering that they desire.
• Attach a video camera to a binocular microscope and a monitor so their customers can see diamonds and jewelry under high magnification. This allows the jeweler to point out various features of the gem or jewelry to the customer.
Few jewelers throughout Arizona, the United States, and even the world have one of the items listed above. White Mountain Jewelers has all five! They combine the very best of old world craftsmanship with the most modern technology available. Thus you can be secure with the knowledge you will receive the best there is to offer for your jewelry experience.