TRUSTED SASKATOON RECOGNIZES OUR PARTNERS WHO HAVE BEEN TRUSTED FOR OVER 10 YEARS!
In this series of articles, we continue to shine a spotlight on the businesses that have been partners for over 10 years. This year we recognize the Trusted Saskatoon Partners that joined us in 2012. We want to thank them for TRUSTING our team, and we are identifying each of them individually for providing 10 years of OUTSTANDING service to the citizens of Saskatoon and the surrounding area! This latest article celebrates and recognizes Cam and the talented team at Bateman Jewellers.
“Your Jewellery Is A Lifetime Investment...Buy It From A Lifetime Friend"
A History To Be Proud Of
George Bateman opened G.W. Bateman Jewellers in October of 1945 at 122 20th Street East. George had recently returned home from overseas after serving six years in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II as an instrument technician.
In 1948 after working at Bateman’s Jewellery Store Millie married George and In 1954 George opened a second store in the Senator Hotel on 21st street. In 1981 he opened a third location in Melfort. Bateman Jewellers reputation became the store with the largest assortment of diamonds and watches in Saskatoon and boasted the most up-to-date repair departments.
Fast forward to 1992 when George's daughter Marilynand her husband Ken, purchased Bateman’s from her father George. In 1995 the store moved to its current location on 2nd Avenue South. This gave them more space and they owned the building.
In February 2004 While travelling to a jewellery show in Edmonton with a coworker, Marilyn was involved in a serious car accident. Although she continued to work during her recovery, she found it difficult. Which led to them making the decision to sell the store with the intent to retire in B.C
Cam Kripki, the current owner, had been working for Bateman’s since 1991. Cam was eager to purchase the store from Marilyn given his education in gemology and watch repair. He appreciated the history, the legacy and the reputation Batemans had built over it’s long history. In mid 2004, Cam and his long time customer & private supplier for Bateman Jewllers, John Scarfe, started conversations about a partnership to buy the store. John also has a gemology background, he believed in the potential of Bateman’s and its good reputation.
In March 2005, Cam, his wife Janice, his business partner John Scarfe and his wife Laurie became business partners, then in January 2016 John sold his shares to Cam and Janice Kripki who are now the sole proprietors and continue to operate the store with integrity and care. You may recognize Cam’s voice from his long running ‘ Legend Of The Rock ‘ radio ads.
Over the years Bateman’s offerings have expanded to include high quality giftware, including quality fashion jewellery, fine glassware, jewellery boxes, Maison Bergers and beautifully designed household items. They hold a huge sale every year in October to commemorate their anniversary, the deals available are awesome and definitely worth checking out!!
Trusted Sara and Batemans
“ I have known Cam and Janice since 2008, and they have been my family's jeweller ever since. When I was developing the concept for Trusted Saskatoon they were the kind of company and owners I was looking to partner with. The TrustedSaskatoon community is composed of local businesses who are true experts in their industries. In addition, they are huge supporters of the wider Saskatoon community. Bateman Jewellers is a fine example of local supporting local and they are built on a foundation of giving back going back decades. Jewellery is a special gift to give and I have been so happy with Cam’s help over the years picking out Graduation, milestone anniversary & birthday gifts for my family and friends. When I have been searching for the perfect gift for a valued person in my life I know I can rely on him to work with me to provide a great option within my budget. I have also been impressed by how much Batemans gives back to the community , as a volunteer, sponsor and prize sponsor of so many charity and fundraising events. Cam and the team are humble and rarely promote all the amazing community work they do, so I am glad Trusted can spread the word! “ - Sara Wheelwright - Trusted Founder.
Can't find what you’re looking for? Bateman’s offers a custom jewellery design service . For example they can 3D design a ring specifically for you using professional CAD software, so you can get your perfect, special piece designed from scratch using GemVision's Matrix software.
For an easier process, they use Countersketch Studio to edit adjustable templates to work together on a design that you will love for years to come.
Contact Cam or visit them in-store for more information.
The Trusted Saskatoon team guarantees when you choose Bateman’s as your family jewellers you will receive outstanding value and attentive personal service from a local family owned business that truly cares and is there for you before, during and after your purchase!
Thank you for TRUSTING us Cam, Janice and the Bateman’s team. You have provided 10 years of AMAZING service to the people of Saskatoon as our Trusted Saskatoon Jewellery store. Bateman Jewellers continues to be a wonderful legacy in our city, that has always provided personal and outstanding service to Saskatoon and area for nearly 80years!
We are proud to support then and to share that they upheld the 5 TRUSTED GUARANTEES of service long before we came along.
When the Trusted Saskatoon team gives a business the 'Thumbs Up' it really means something!! So continue to use and recommend TrustedSaskatoon.com to FIND GREAT LOCAL BUSINESSES YOU CAN TRUST like Bateman Jewellers