James Robert Dunn began his career in 1967 as a sales representative for IBM. There, he had the good fortune to meet Ann Marie Pelliccia, who was working as the senior secretary. The couple was married in 1969. That same year, with a savings of $10,000.00 they purchased a small house in Hanover Massachusetts and converted it into their first jewelry store, The House of Gems.
The House of Gems was robbed during the first year and every piece of jewelry was taken, including customers’ repairs. Ann Marie and Jim went from door to door informing clients and reassuring them that their prized possessions would be replaced. The Dunn paid for the stolen jewelry out of their own pockets to preserve their reputation for integrity and trust.
The House of Gems
Business began to grow by leaps and bounds, and The House of Gems soon outgrew its tiny location. Jim and Ann Marie relocated the store to a mall in South Weymouth, changing the name to J. R. Dunn Jewelers to emphasize the importance of a family-owned and operated business. In 1977, they moved to South Florida with intentions of semi-retirement. Jim and Ann Marie opened a small jewelry boutique, which served a select clientele by appointment only. But word spread and J. R. Dunn Jewelers outgrew its location and purchase a 6000-square-foot freestanding building on Federal Highway in Lighthouse Point.
Today J. R. Dunn Jewelers has grown to an 8000-square-foot showroom featuring the world’s most renowned Swiss watches and designer jewelry as well as custom designs by Ann Marie’s brother Robert Pelliccia. J. R. Dunn Jewelers staff has more than 300 years of combined experience in the jewelry industry, as well as three certified gemologists including their son, Sean. Sean earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Florida and has a graduate gemologist degree from The Gemological Institute of America in California (GIA). He now continues the legacy of excellence his parents, Jim and Ann Marie, built. Together, they are eager to give clients “The Ultimate Jewelry Experience” and will continue to treat their clientele with the same standards of excellence established all those years ago in a tiny house in Massachusetts.
10 LUX GIFTS PERFECT FOR CHRISTMAS
18K YELLOW GOLD GG RUNNING RAINBOW STUDS
$1,660.00 ( Shop Now )
A rainbow assortment of semiprecious stones traces the iconic GG motif across your lobes in these eye-catching studs crafted from 18-karat gold. These stud earrings feature Paraiba, Topaz, Tsavorite, and Sapphire set in the trademark style.
Suggested style: Paired with a highly patterned outfit.
MARCO BICEGO JAIPUR LONDON BLUE TOPAZ 36″ YELLOW GOLD NECKLACE
$3,258.00 ( Shop Now )
You’ll be well-dressed in this Marco Bicego necklace with a pretty play of color. A Hand-hammered, hand-engraved 18K yellow gold and assorted size London blue topaz gemstones in a golden frame stand their positions in single double and triple format.
Suggested style: Great match for evening wear and elegant business attire.
ROBERTO COIN NEW BAROCCO YELLOW GOLD BRAIDED TWIST DIAMOND RING
$1,800.00 ( Shop Now )
This stunning ring is from Roberto Coin’s New Barocco collection, this diamond ring is a joy to behold. Twisted strands of 18K yellow gold loosely cross over each other to form a band, and one of the open ovals is embellished with sparkling white diamonds set in 18K white gold.
Suggested style: You can wear for any occasion.
ZOE CHICCO BEZEL DIAMONDS STATION CHAIN BRACELET
$495.00 ( Shop Now )
This bracelet from Zoe Chicco is five bezel-set round brilliant diamonds dangle from a 14K gold cable chain. An adjustable piece of jewelry adjusts from 6″ to 6.5″ and 7″ at its largest setting.
Suggested style: Great for daily use accessory.
MARCO BICEGO LUNARIA BLACK MOTHER OF PEARL & DIAMOND DROP EARRINGS
$4,050.00 ( Shop Now )
These drop earrings from Marco Bicego’s Lunaria collection feature hand-cut black Mother-of-Pearl and brilliant diamonds. Crafted in 18K yellow gold, in hand-hammered and hand-engraved jewelry.
DOG FEVER COLLIE ENAMEL HUG RING
$234.00 ( Shop Now )
This open ring proclaimed to be one of the world’s smartest Dogs. A unique piece, crafted in sterling silver and hand-painted enamel, with an innovative design where four paws will embrace your finger. Great gift idea for your dog lover friend as it the ultimate fashion accessory for dog lovers.
GUCCI SILVER FELINE HEAD MOTIF MONEY CLIP
$420.00 ( Shop Now )
The cat head decorates this money clip, crafted from sterling silver with an aged finish and finished with an engraved wave motif. Engraved cat head with black enamel at the eyes.
MESSIKA GLAM’AZONE PAV DIAMOND DOUBLE RING
$6,660.00 ( Shop Now )
A stylish and contemporary style, crafted in 18K white gold Messika Glam’Azone Pav Diamond Double Ring is perfect for women who seek a unique jewel. Two open structured rings encrusted by pavé diamonds connected by a chain. Both rings display double bands with an oval cut central diamond that can be worn together or separately. A piece of jewelry in a contemporary style to be worn every day.
Suggested style: Can be worn alone with your preferred outfit
G-SHOCK COLOR SKELETON GREEN DIGITAL WATCH – 42.8MM
$110.00 ( Shop Now )
Casio G–Shock Digital Color Skeleton green watch for men. A digital and shock watch from the 90’s Color Skeleton collection. A semi-transparent green case and strap with bright design.
- Shock Resistant
- EL Backlight
- Flash Alert
- Multi Alarm
- Countdown Timer,
- 12/24 Hr Formats
Suggested style: Great match with any sports attire.
IPPOLITA ROCK CANDY ROUND BLACK SHELL EARRINGS
$1,895.00 ( Shop Now )
A set of 18kt yellow gold donuts shaped earrings from the Ippolita Polished Rock Candy collection. These earrings feature a smooth black shell half-circle center with a post backing.
- Metal: Yellow Gold
- Gemstones: Black Shell
Suggested style: Perfect add on to a tied chambray shirt and full white midi skirt. Or crop top paired with a denim skirt.