Founded by Oke Millett & Mark Raymond, Discovery Gems & Jewellery is about a shared passion for fine gems and jewellery. Oke started working in the trade in the early 80’s, when he was basically apprenticed to a jeweller in the Vancouver, BC area. From the age of 9, Oke learned about stones, and started cutting cabochons at 12.
Mark’s experience in the trade is on the retail side, having managed and operated retail fashion stores for years, with a focus on luxury items and accessories.
When they met and decided to collaborate in 1995, their lives took them on adventures to Afghanistan, East Timor, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Chile and parts in-between, and in every stop they established contacts with the established (or not so established) gemstone traders, relationships they maintain through today.
As their business and clientele has grown, Oke has completed his GIA Graduate Gemologist diploma, and also has become an avid gemstone faceter. Mark’s focus is on design, marketing & client service.
A special collection prepared for Tucson, 2017. You may view and purchase items from this collection at booths A13-A15 in the 22nd St Show in Tucson.