Meet The J. R. Dunn Jewelers Team

The friendly and knowledgeable sales team at J.R. Dunn Jewelers love what they do, and it shows in the personalized care and attention they lavish on our clients. When you shop with us you become a member of the extended family, from your very first purchase! Our jewelry professionals are there for you, whatever your needs, whether you’re buying, selling, creating a custom piece or looking to repair a piece of jewelry or Swiss watch. We stand behind our products and services; in fact, we stake our reputation on our integrity and trust. The strong and long-lasting relationships we have forged in the community and with our in-store and online customers are legendary. We know that your business depends on the quality of our business, and put an unparalleled value on the people who have made J.R. Dunn Jewelers what it is today. Please know how much your confidence and loyalty is appreciated; we are sincerely grateful. If you are a current client, thank you! If you are a potential client, we look forward to serving you, and building a bond.

The Dunn Family:

JIM DUNN

Owner of J.R. Dunn Jewelers

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Jim Dunn, a proprietor of J.R. Dunn Jewelers, enjoys talking with clients, making them friends, keeping in touch and welcoming new generations to the showroom. He celebrates such friendships and loyalties today, as in the past 46-plus years! Read MoreJim Dunn, a proprietor of J.R. Dunn Jewelers, enjoys talking with clients, making them friends, keeping in touch and welcoming new generations to the showroom. He celebrates such friendships and loyalties today, as in the past 46-plus years! Read Less
  • A former IBM office products sales representative, Jim is proud and grateful to have a thriving business after all these years. The industry has experienced a great many changes, but J.R. Dunn Jewelers has remained a constant, thanks to the never-ending passion he has for what he does. Jim is a man who likes to laugh, and make people laugh. In fact, when asked what his motto for life is, he immediately responded, “Laugh Every Day.”

    He advises those interested in a career in the jewelry industry to work under the supervision of a great mentor, learning the ins-and-outs of the business.

    The Boston, MA native has an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Bridgeport and received training at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

    When not on the floor of the store or behind the register, Jim can be found happily grilling in his backyard or watching movies like,” The Godfather” or “Rocky”. He also embraces his wife Ann Marie’s love of Italy and being out on the water with her and their family.
Ann Marie Dunn
ANN MARIE DUNN

President & CEO

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Ann Marie Pelliccia was working as an executive secretary at IBM when she met and fell in love with Jim Dunn. The two married and embarked on an entrepreneurial journey, creating J.R. Dunn Jewelers in 1969. The Dunns have worked side-by-side Read MoreAnn Marie Pelliccia was working as an executive secretary at IBM when she met and fell in love with Jim Dunn. The two married and embarked on an entrepreneurial journey, creating J.R. Dunn Jewelers in 1969. The Dunns have worked side-by-side Read Less
  • ever since, building a welcoming, family-oriented business that people trust and feel comfortable visiting.

    “I can’t imagine working in any other industry,” Ann Marie confided. “No two days are alike! There are always new designers, gemstones and pieces that incorporate all the precious things from the earth. The truth is, there’s nothing like making a client happy, and seeing a gift recipient’s eyes light up!”

    Ann Marie is as passionate about the jewelry business as she was at the beginning, and strongly believes that the key to success in any profession is having passion. She advises people starting out to have goals and objectives, set their own path to the future at live each day to the fullest!

    When not at work, the nature- and water-loving Ann Marie can be found shelling, fishing and boating with her family. She is also a fan of classic movies, like “Gone with the Wind,” which she first saw when she was 10-years-old, and the romantic “Love Story” and “Doctor Zhivago.”
Sean Dunn
SEAN DUNN

Vice President

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J.R. Dunn Jewelers Co-Owner Sean Dunn is as at-home on the ocean as he is in the family business. When he’s not working he can be found surfing, fishing, spearfishing or boating with his wife, children and parents. The water plays an inherent part in his Read MoreJ.R. Dunn Jewelers Co-Owner Sean Dunn is as at-home on the ocean as he is in the family business. When he’s not working he can be found surfing, fishing, spearfishing or boating with his wife, children and parents. The water plays an inherent part in his Read Less
  • real-life – the book that moved him is “The Old Man and the Sea” – and in his dreams, too.

    “It’s my all-time dream to take a boat, and surf and fish through the Southern Bahamas,” he said.

    Sean is passionate about his family and the jewelry business; particularly the eCommerce department he implemented.

    The Boston native received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in business administration and was awarded a Graduate Gemologist (G.G.) certificate from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), following a stay in-residence in Santa Monica, CA.

Our Ecommerce Sales Team:

STEVE PRYOR

Ecommerce Sales Professional

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Steve Pryor has been with J.R. Dunn Jewelers for six years, entering the industry with experience in commercial steel building sales. He was eager to embrace a new career and is always open to learning something new. Since joining the J.R. Dunn team Read MoreSteve Pryor has been with J.R. Dunn Jewelers for six years, entering the industry with experience in commercial steel building sales. He was eager to embrace a new career and is always open to learning something new. Since joining the J.R. Dunn team Read Less
  • Steve has earned his Accredited Jewelry Professional designation from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

    During his this time he has become known for his sales of the Mikimoto and Marco Bicego brands. Some colleagues refer to him as “Mikimoto Man,” a title he is proud to bear. While he enjoys helping people with any brand, especially Mikimoto, his current personal favorite designer is William Henry.

    “I think most guys gravitate towards that brand; how cool are those knives?” he asks.

    He’ll often be seen wearing the first piece of jewelry he bought for himself: a Stephen Webster bracelet from the designer’s Thorn collection.

    The Los Angeles native counts gaming and movies among his hobbies. His favorite film is “Unbreakable,” and preferred film quote is from “Dumb and Dumber”: “Just when I thought you couldn’t possibly be any dumber, you go out and do something like this…and totally redeem yourself!”
Cheri Pracker
CHERI PRACKER

Ecommerce Sales Professional

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Cheri Pracker is a career salesperson, with experience in the retail, fitness and jewelry industries. She has been with J.R. Dunn for three years, where she is known for her expertise with the John Hardy and Fope lines of jewelry. Read MoreCheri Pracker is a career salesperson, with experience in the retail, fitness and jewelry industries. She has been with J.R. Dunn for three years, where she is known for her expertise with the John Hardy and Fope lines of jewelry. Read Less
  • While she can’t remember her first piece of jewelry, Cheri adores her classic diamond stud earrings and wears them with everything.

    When it comes to jewelry, she knows what she likes, and often buys pieces for herself…or steers others in the right direction!

    The “warm weather girl,” born in California and raised in Florida, enjoys working out at the gym, going to the beach and dining out.
Nina Glaser
NINA GLASER

Ecommerce Sales Professional

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Nina Glaser is relatively new to J.R. Dunn Jewelers and the industry, having joined the JRD team in 2014, but not new to jewelry. She received her first piece of jewelry when she was a newborn, and wears the gold necklace from her grandparents to this day. Read MoreNina Glaser is relatively new to J.R. Dunn Jewelers and the industry, having joined the JRD team in 2014, but not new to jewelry. She received her first piece of jewelry when she was a newborn, and wears the gold necklace from her grandparents to this day. Read Less
  • The Brooklyn, NY native entered the jewelry field following a career in marketing and communications. Nina is known for being a “people person,” working to build strong relationships every day, with clients and co-workers.

    “I love that we get to play a small part of some very big life events, available to our clients at the happiest times of their lives,” she said. “At the end of the day, it’s all about feeling good that you’ve been able to touch someone and make them smile.”

    In her off hours, Nina loves to spend time with her husband and their three dogs, reading, cooking, traveling and taking photographs.


Our Showroom Sales Team:

Sam Patel
SAM PATEL

Showroom Sales Manager

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J.R. Dunn store manager Sam Patel has been with the family-owned-and-operated business for more six-and-a-half of his 36 years in the jewelry industry! Originally from Nairobi, Kenya, and educated there an in Canada, Sam is a Graduate Gemologist... Read MoreJ.R. Dunn store manager Sam Patel has been with the family-owned-and-operated business for more six-and-a-half of his 36 years in the jewelry industry! Originally from Nairobi, Kenya, and educated there an in Canada, Sam is a Graduate Gemologist... Read Less
  • certified both by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and the American Gem Society (AGS).

    He counts fulfilling client needs and celebrating with them, assisting colleagues and managing the showroom among the favorite activities of his job, and is passionate about educating and training new team members.

    In his off hours, Sam is a motorcar enthusiast who enjoys going to the races (he used to race in rallies) and indulging in ice cream! The man whose slogan for life is “Live for today” looks forward to traveling, noting Hawaii as a favored holiday destination.
Andrew Lefton
ANDREW LEFTON

Showroom Sales Manager

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J.R. Dunn Jewelers showroom manager Andrew Lefton has worked in the jewelry industry for more than three-and-a-half decades. He was attracted to the business because of its personal nature; he gets to work with great people, great... Read MoreJ.R. Dunn Jewelers showroom manager Andrew Lefton has worked in the jewelry industry for more than three-and-a-half decades. He was attracted to the business because of its personal nature; he gets to work with great people, great... Read Less
  • customers new people with interesting experiences. Andrew feels like his co-workers are his second family, and looks forward to coming to work every day.

    He puts customer service above all else on-the-job, and clearly loves what he does which, he says, is a must for a career in the business.

    While he specializes in Swiss watches (Rolex and Breitling, in particular) and diamonds, Andrew’s tastes run to the spectacular, with Roberto Coin and John Hardy among his favorite jewelry designers. As for his own jewelry wardrobe, he always wears his late father’s diamond ring, and a bracelet that his son gave him.

    When not on the sales floor, the Dayton, OH native enjoys cycling and spending time with his family. His wife, children and grand-children are what motivate him to get him up in the morning, and what he finds most beautiful in life.
Trish Anghel
TRISH ANGHEL

Showroom Sales Manager

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Ohio native Trish Anghel only wears karat gold or platinum jewelry and started her collection at an early age. One of her most prized possessions is an estate bracelet from Dinah Shore. She continues to select and buy new pieces. She likens working... Read MoreOhio native Trish Anghel only wears karat gold or platinum jewelry and started her collection at an early age. One of her most prized possessions is an estate bracelet from Dinah Shore. She continues to select and buy new pieces. She likens working... Read Less
  • in the jewelry industry to a box of chocolates. “You never know what you’re going to encounter on any given day,” Trish said. “I especially enjoy celebrating all the wonderful occasions in our clients’ lives.”

    The self-motivated career jewelry professional studied diamonds and colored stones at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

    Trish is passionate about her family, dog and job, even relishing her weekend hours at the showroom!

Michelle Radich
MICHELLE RADICH

Showroom Sales Professional

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Michelle Radich is J.R. Dunn Jewelers’ Tacori Ambassador. A self-professed “water baby,” she counts boating and fishing (along with tennis and skiing) among her hobbies, and prefers to vacation in a warm climate with her family, participating in activities on a lake or ocean, especially... Read MoreMichelle Radich is J.R. Dunn Jewelers’ Tacori Ambassador. A self-professed “water baby,” she counts boating and fishing (along with tennis and skiing) among her hobbies, and prefers to vacation in a warm climate with her family, participating in activities on a lake or ocean, especially... Read Less
  • if it’s in Italy!

    Prior to the jewelry industry, Michelle was a florist and owned and operated a pool and ski shop. She describes the environment at J.R. Dunn Jewelers as “one big family,” and enjoys being creative with clients and working as a team with her colleagues. For Michelle, the best thing about working in the jewelry industry is the energy that fills the room when a client is excited about a purchase.

    Tacori and Rolex are two of the New Jersey native’s favorite jewelry brands. Michelle always wears three pieces of jewelry: diamond studs, and two custom-made bracelets. She prefers to self-purchase, as she knows what goes into the design and craftsmanship of earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings.

    When not at work, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and dog, helping others and making people smile!
Matthew Pelliccia
MATTHEW PELLICCIA

Showroom Sales Professional

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The jewelry industry is in Matthew Pelliccia’s blood; his father, Robert Pelliccia, has made some of his all-time favorite pieces.

He has been at J.R. Dunn Jewelers for eight years, following work in the landscape architecture field. Watches... Read More
The jewelry industry is in Matthew Pelliccia’s blood; his father, Robert Pelliccia, has made some of his all-time favorite pieces.

He has been at J.R. Dunn Jewelers for eight years, following work in the landscape architecture field. Watches... Read Less
  • in particular, hold a special place in his heart, since receiving a Baume and Mercier timepiece as a teenager. One of his many watches and his wedding band by Diana designs, a constant reminder of his beautiful wife, are the two accessories he wears every day.

    The Accredited Jewelry Professional, with a certificate from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), most enjoys helping a man find an engagement ring, and then meeting the happy couple post-proposal, when the bride-to-be has a wide smile on her face after saying, “Yes!”

    When not on the showroom floor, Matthew enjoys building computers, creating digital art and cooking, as well as a single malt scotch, craft beer and a comedy at the movies.
Toni Tringali
TONI TRINGALI

Showroom Sales Professional

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Michigan native Toni Tringali has been with J.R. Dunn Jewelers for 23 years, helping people to find a piece of jewelry that will make them smile. Her honesty, sincerity and patience have brought her a loyal clientele for diamond and fashion jewelry. The daughter of an Italian... Read MoreMichigan native Toni Tringali has been with J.R. Dunn Jewelers for 23 years, helping people to find a piece of jewelry that will make them smile. Her honesty, sincerity and patience have brought her a loyal clientele for diamond and fashion jewelry. The daughter of an Italian... Read Less
  • émigré from a large family, she learned the benefits of hard work early in life to achieve success.

    Toni studied about diamonds at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), pearls with Mikimoto, and visited a South Sea pearl farm while on vacation in Tahiti! She is proud to be a member of the friendly and knowledgeable J.R. Dunn staff, who care about and are dedicated to assisting every person who comes through the showroom doors.

    When not on the sales floor, Toni enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and traveling.

Christina Grace
CHRISTINA GRACE

Showroom Sales Professional

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For Florida-native Christina Grace, no industry is more exciting than jewelry! She loves working with diamonds and gems on a daily basis, and has been in the business since 2011. Her favorite items to sell are engagement rings and wedding bands, as... Read MoreFor Florida-native Christina Grace, no industry is more exciting than jewelry! She loves working with diamonds and gems on a daily basis, and has been in the business since 2011. Her favorite items to sell are engagement rings and wedding bands, as... Read Less
  • wedding bands, as it gives her the opportunity to share in a couple’s special moment and help them pick out the perfect jewelry for that momentous occasion.

    When it comes to her own jewelry, Christina likes to mix it up, and while she does not have a particular favorite amongst the J.R. Dunn showroom collections, she does have a special appreciation for Robert Pelliccia designs!

    Christina studied diamonds and diamond grading at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). She highly recommends the organization to anyone contemplating a career in the jewelry industry.

    When not working, Christina enjoys spending time with her daughter Gemma, watching movies and traveling. She cites California, Breckenridge, CO and New York City as her favorite holiday destinations.
Paige Otte
PAIGE OTTE

Showroom Sales Professional

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Career jewelry professional Paige Otte has spent nearly half her working life with J.R. Dunn Jewelers. The Louisville, KY native is passionate about all types of jewelry, counting Chopard and Phillips House among her top favorites. Her affinity for jewelry can be... Read MoreCareer jewelry professional Paige Otte has spent nearly half her working life with J.R. Dunn Jewelers. The Louisville, KY native is passionate about all types of jewelry, counting Chopard and Phillips House among her top favorites. Her affinity for jewelry can be... Read Less
  • traced back to the first piece she received: a jade turtle pendant her father brought her from China.

    She loves what she does, and her clients. Additional passions include the arts and fundraising. Paige is actively involved in charitable activities that benefit the Broward Center for the Performing Arts through the Ghost Light Society and the NSU Fort Lauderdale Art Museum through Beaux Arts.

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