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Meet Thomas Steele of Sapphires Jewellers!
Meet Thomas Steele of Sapphires Jewellers!

I'm Tom and I'll add brilliance to your life!

This Personal Profile is part of the  Portraits of Pelham Business Series presented by the Pelham Business Association.

This special series of Portraits and Personal Profiles showcases the people that own and operate our local businesses.

We invite you to take the time to visit learn more about the many, many interesting and inspiring people that have chosen Pelham as home base for their life’s work and ambition.

What business achievement are you most proud of?
Building a niche service where the majority of custom jewellery design and repairs are done on premises. People love that their jewellery and heirlooms are not being couriered out of town to be worked on by a third party.

What is one interesting fact about yourself that not many people would know?

A lot of people who first meet me do not realize how old and experienced I am. I've been goldsmithing and custom designing jewellery for over 25 years ... and have had my retail location in Fonthill since 1988.

Where do you go/what do you do to unwind?

I love to go to the park with my sons on our bikes. I especially love to go to the cottage with my family boating, swimming and fishing.

What three words would you use to describe Pelham?
Friendly, peaceful, community

What is your favourite part about running a business in Pelham?
How happy my customers are when they pick up their beautiful jewellery that we worked together on designing just for them ... as for repairs, the surprise at how new their jewellery looks.

In Pelham, where is your favourite place to ... 

Watching my youngest play soccer at the field.

Lazy Loon ... the staff are so pleasant!

Themed street parties with my neighbours.

Listen to music?

Steve Bauer trails ... love to ride my bike

Read the morning paper?

This Portraits of Pelham feature campaign image was created by local photographer, Bryan Caporicci 

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