Our Story

Robert Joseph Thompson started his career in the jewellery industry in 1952 as a skilled and well respected watchmaker. Over the years, his interest in the industry expanded to include jewellery. In 1970, Robert’s wife, Margaret, joined the business to handle the bookkeeping and daily store operations. Together, they worked hard to build Bob Thompson Jewellers, and in time, became successful in a very competitive industry. Throughout the 50 years of their career, Bob and Margaret’s main focus was to provide excellent service to their valued customers while paying prodigious attention to detail.

Today, the Bob Thompson name is known for its unprecedented craftsmanship in both jewellery making and watch repairs, maintaining its reputation as one of the leading jewellery stores in Ottawa. It is now run by the second generation of the Thompson family – Greg, Jeff, and Derrick – who have successfully followed in their parents’ footsteps, each having excelled in his own specialty in the trade. As goldsmith, watchmaker, and gemologist, together they comprise one of Ottawa’s most innovative providers of fine jewellery, watches, gift ware, and accessories.