Pat and Linda Gilmore purchased Dunbar Jewelers in 1978 and both of them clearly have a passion for Yakima and taking care of their customers with the finest gems and jewelry at a fair price.

I can remember Pat Gilmore coming to Mr. Olive's classroom at Wilson Middle School. He loved to share the diamonds and gems with us students. I could tell even at a young age that Mr. Gilmore truly enjoyed these valuable stones and wanted to educate us on jewelry and the process used to make quality jewelry. He would explain every detail about them from how their found to the different quality levels and values. Jewelry and Gems are something that's in his blood, considering George Dunbar first bought the business in 1908. Now their son Matt who joined them in 2004 is a fourth generation jeweler and heir apparent to the family business.

We asked Matt what it's like to join the family business. He said "I took for granted a lot of the knowledge that my Dad has about jewelry and diamonds and the depth of that knowledge." He went on to say " Once I started working with him everyday at the store I was able to appreciate that level of education."

The Gilmore's truly want their customers to feel welcome and valued when they step foot in the door at 4100 Summitview. They offer free gift wrapping and free cleaning as part of their philosophy of doing quality business, and it seems to have worked the past 100 years. Pat, Linda, Matt and all of their employees really like to educate their customers and arm them with information to use when shopping around for the right diamond or setting.

Dunbar also offers a variety of other jewelry from Citizen Eco Drive watches to the timeless Pandora bracelet. They have something for every budget and every occasion. If you're in the market for any sort of jewelry then I recommend you talk to the experts at Dunbar and ask questions and see if they have what you're looking for, you might be surprised.