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Conger’s Jewellers – Ottawa Jewellery Store

Conger’s Gemmological Services was established in 1981 by David Conger, a GIA Graduate Gemologist, as a local independent jewellery appraisal service. This was at a time when there were few qualified Gemologists in Ottawa. With some initial advertising attracted the interest of a few local jewellery stores which were sending their customer’s jewels to Montreal and Toronto for appraisal. By 1988, Conger was providing a jewellery appraisal service for more than 30 jewellery stores in Ottawa, as well as some trust companies and the Canada Revenue Agency.

In 1992, David Conger opened a jewellery store along with his father Gerald, who had recently retired from the federal government. For 23 years, Conger’s jewellery store has been located at Hampton Park Plaza, at the corner of Carling and Kirkwood Avenues, just off the Queensway.

Quality service and personalized attention distinguishes Conger’s from larger stores with higher overhead and prices.

Conger’s is known for a top quality, on-site jewellery appraisal service. Jewellery design is a big part of the business as well as jewellery repair. Conger’s serves many leading insurance companies with a proven expertise in jewellery replacement for insurance claims.

Conger's Jewellers Staff Photo

Valerie Giff, Dina Cornelow & David Conger

The staff includes Dina Cornelow (Jewellery Claims & Insurance Replacement) and Valerie Giff (Jewellery Designer). Everyone is expertly trained and able to answer your jewellery questions. Customers never feel pressure to buy.

David Conger is a graduate of the GIA (Graduate Gemologist – Earned in Residence). His education was at the Santa Monica campus of GIA. With 40 years in the jewellery business, he is an expert in the Ottawa area on diamonds and has appraised thousands of items of jewellery.