At our core, we are about helping you to create the perfect piece of fine jewellery that you will treasure for life. By combining the time tested art of custom design, together with our innovative business model, we are able to provide the highest quality diamonds & designs without the high cost markups. This is done from the intimate setting of our comfortable office, free from the high pressure and overhead of a retail store. We invite you to book your free appointment and to come and see why so many have chosen us as their personal jeweller, designer and diamond importer.
A Brief History
Jim Omori began his career as a jeweller over 30 years ago, when he worked as the manager for a prestigious fine jewellery shop on the West Coast of Canada. During this time he was mentored by some of Canada’s top designers and learned many of the techniques and skills which he still uses to this day. Over the next decades, Jim developed a great reputation as an award winning designer and jeweller and made many lifelong friendships with other well respected gemologists and designers in the industry.
Bridging the gap
After a successful career as a designer and general manager in the Winnipeg jewellery industry, Jim and his son Chris formed Omori Diamonds by combining Jim’s expertise in artisan craftsmanship and Chris’s knowledge of the modern business landscape. They have since grown drastically, creating hundreds of custom design projects for clients in Winnipeg and across Canada.
LOCAL CRAFTSMANSHIP & DESIGN
Let our expert designer work with you to craft the perfect design that you will cherish for a lifetime. Advanced 3D rendering and design methods allow you to see your piece come to life and make suggestions along the way.
TOP VALUE & QUALITY
Each design is custom made for your budget and we source the best/largest diamond options to fit within that number. By avoiding a large showroom of inventory and focusing on individual custom creation, we are able provide the perfect diamond based on your preferences rather than sell what we own.
FRIENDLY PERSONALIZED SERVICE
Meet directly with our diamond expert and designer for a relaxed, private design consult. Through conversation, we will provide our honest, trusted advice in selecting the perfect diamond and building your perfect piece of fine jewellery.
Charity & Sponsorship
The Omori Family are proud sponsors of a number of local charities, especially the Big Brothers and Sisters of Winnipeg as well as the Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba. Both Jim and Chris have also spent many years working with inner city youth in a baseball program which they created through the Manitoba Baseball Association and the Urban Green Team.
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When he isn’t working on the latest jewellery design, Jim can be found coaching baseball or spending time with his family. Jim has played a large role in Winnipeg Minor Baseball leagues as well as helped to found an inner-city youth sports camp through the Manitoba Baseball Association. Jim is also an avid music fan and enjoys walking with his family at the Forks, as well as having BBQs at Kildonan and Assiniboine Park.
Chris Omori is Jim’s son. He has grown up around the jewellery business and is currently apprenticing under his father to learn the skills of the trade. While Jim first learned the trade through the traditional skills of wax carving and hand sketching, Chris has taken full advantage of the advances in modern design technology and has been doing design work using CAD (computer aided design). Outside of the business Chris has a passion for music, art and travel.
Omori Diamonds Conflict-Free Diamond Policy
Omori Diamonds has a zero tolerance policy towards conflict diamonds. We deal only with the industry’s largest and most respected diamond brokers who follow the Kimberly Process. The Kimberly Process is an international process adopted by the United Nations to track the flow of rough diamonds from the mine, assuring they are conflict free. The American and Canadian Custom Services actively enforce the Kimberly Process requirements.
All of our custom manufacturing is made using gold from Canada and follows the strictest guidelines for mining.