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About Us

Raised in Miami, Florida, Karen Simmons joined the US Air Force in her early twenties as a medical service specialist. Upon her honorable discharge she attended the Gemological Institute of America in California. Karen’s passion for gems grew from a ripe young age both from her Uncle, George Lacy, who contributed the granite for the Austin Texas State Capitol. As well, she traveled the world as her parents were both in the airline business. Her sister collected dolls on their travels while Karen collected gems which she still has to this day.

After leaving GIA she started a gem investment company called “The Gemologist” in Bellevue Washington and sold her interests to move get married and move to Canada where she started “The Gem Gallerie” in Sherwood Park which her family ran while Karen had her six children. Her fourth was diagnosed with autism which led her to start Autism Today in 1998 hosting 67 conferences and authoring ten books.

Recently she returned to her gem passion by returning to her love of her other kind of gems and helps people who love jewelry find the jewelry they want for the best value. Her tenth book “Perfectly Clear, Buying Diamonds for Pleasure & Profit” debuted this year and is setting the pace for her to take people on gem buying trips while encouraging sophisticated investors to obtain diamonds as a significant storage of wealth which they have been for hundreds of years. Not only are they stunningly beautiful, they are also infamously durable and efficiently portable when compared to other investment classes - especially "alternate" investments. Investment grade diamonds, particularly colored gems, sell for tens of millions of dollars. Even at more modest portfolio wealth levels, diamonds add tremendous value.

Diamonds have a tenured track record of earning the spot as an "investors best friend." This once closely held secret has gained more mainstream attention as of late. Of course, investing in diamonds is serious business. It is highly advised that any gem stone investment be pursued with the expert guidance of a professional that has a proven track record in this niche.

In the world of diamond investing, opportunity abounds in the form of a shining future!

Our Ideal Customer

people looking to sell their gold, repair their jewellery or want a custom ring designed on premises. we also do appraisals by GIA Graduate Gemologists and have a wholesale diamond division to the trade

Our Team
Karen Simmons from Gem Gallerie Jewellers
Karen Simmons
Products & Services

Jewellery & Watch repair, custom design, appraisals

Gem Gallerie Jewellers is the longest standing, independent jewellery store in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Established in 1984, Karen Simmons prides herself by offering personalized care to each and every client that walks in. Karen is a Graduate Gemologist who has traveled the world to establish...

Sherwood parks Jeweller since 1984

• Jewellery Sales • Jewellery Repair & Restoration • Custom Jewellery Design • Watch Repair • Jewellery Appraisals • Jewellery Insurance • Loose Certified Diamonds Our Experience All of our staff are true experts in their field who show a dedication to their craft and customer service. Our main...
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Past Events & Promotions
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We are adding a new, affordable, trendy line of jewelry to gem Gallerie called the Sherwood Sparkle Collection. You can see some pieces in store and also online at gemgallerie.com/web. Take a peek and let us know what you think.
We will give you a FREE short term appraisal and professional FREE cleaning on a piece of your jewellery. Value $85.00

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