Our Story

Dodson’s Jewelers has been delighting customers since 1887, when George R. Dodson, a 26-year-old jeweler and engraver from Illinois, arrived in Spokane Falls, Washington Territory, and established what was to become the oldest family-owned jewelry store in the Pacific Northwest.

Dodson’s is a family tradition that now spans four generations. George passed the business on to his son-in-law, John Penn Fix, Sr., who continued Dodson’s growth from the mid-1920s to the 1950s. His son John Penn Fix, Jr., expanded the company from one store to five from the 1960s to the 1980s. He in turn passed the business on to his sons, Penn and Barney Fix, who in the 1990s moved Dodson’s away from the branch store concept and back to its roots as a single showroom.

Today, just as in George Dodson’s time, we remain deeply committed to providing the best in personal service and fine jewelry of exceptional quality and enduring value. It is our great pleasure to really get to know our customers, listen to what they want, and then help them find the jewelry that’s just right for them. In the end, whatever jewelry you select from us is sure to become a treasured heirloom passed with pride from one generation to the next.

We invite you to visit us in Spokane and experience the Dodson difference for yourself.