The Karat Patch Jewellers
The Karat Patch Jewellers has been in Calgary for over 25 years now. We make discussing, choosing, designing and purchasing your jewellery, custom item, or repair easier and in a personal, friendly and relaxed setting. With over 5000 different designs available, we give you more choice than anyone else. We also can create a truly one of a kind design for you! We are experts in all types of jewellery and watch repairs. Welcome to our website, please enjoy your stay and come back soon!
Who We Are
Frank Poissant, owner of The Karat Patch Jewellers, has been involved in the jewellery trade from a very early age. His maternal grandfather owned his own jewellery business in downtown Regina, Sask. Canada from 1940 until 1973. Thirty-three years in the same location made his store very well known within the city during that time.
Frank’s grandfather was also a watchmaker for 44 years with the emphasis on watch and jewellery repairs being the foundation on which he built his business and reputation. This has always been a strategy that his grandson Frank has followed to much success.
At the age of 12, Frank started to help out in his grandfather’s store during the summer and other holidays, which he enjoyed very much. It was at this time his grandfather started teaching him about sales and service, as well as the basics of watchmaking and jewellery repair. These skills are still used by Frank today, along with many others gained during the 45 years he has been in the jewellery trade. During his career, Frank managed Canada’s two largest jewellery chains for 17 years, and spent an additional 4 years in the wholesale and supply side of the business. He has owned The Karat Patch Jewellers for over 25 years now.