We don’t have a big timeline to show you, or a rich history of generations past. Wixon Jewelers is a first generation store. We could pretend Dan Wixon’s father was wealthy and loaned money to open a store, but he was the son of a butcher. We could suggest Dan was an Ivy Leaguer who had years of business school, instead, he was drafted and spent his college years as a medic in Vietnam. The truth of the matter is the store was built from what appeared to be simple logic.
An Idea Was Born
Dan had a job as a buyer for an antique and estate dealer. One day it occurred to him that it was a lot easier to haul around antique jewelry and pocket watches than big oak dressers. Thus an idea was born. The idea started small by renting an office space in St. Louis Park. After a few years he found the beautiful building on Lyndale Avenue in Bloomington, MN that we have called Wixon Jewelers since 1988. Dan realized the importance of formal education, so he convinced Hope in the early 1990’s to get her Graduate Gemologist degree from GIA. Armed with street smarts, a graduate degree and lots of hours of hard work, Dan and Hope steadily built the business into the elite store it is today.
Wixon Jewelers is proud to be celebrating our 30th year in business. We are often mistaken as a multi-generation store because of how fast our business has grown. What do we attribute to our success? A lot of hard work! We love the business we are in. We have the opportunity to meet wonderful new clients, to work with fabulous gems and timepieces, and to employ the most talented group of people in our industry. The real key to our success is paying attention to the details. Providing all the services our clients need means employing our own goldsmiths, watchmakers, gemologists, appraisers, estate buyers, advertising and media personnel and of course, a great sales team. Our staff consists of the most talented industry experts ever assembled under the same roof! We are proud to be able to offer our clients the best of the best.
The finest timepieces, beautiful diamonds, and extraordinary color gemstones are our Passion.
A level of service and expertise untouchable by our competitors is our Mission.
A celebration of love, milestones, and friendship is our Essence.
A business, owners, and staff you can trust is our Reputation.
We hope that you visit our store and have the opportunity to see extraordinary first hand!