With 29 years of combined experience, Bennett Valley Jewelers co-owners, Ty Visscher and Joanne Oropeza, have an extensive history of custom design, manufacturing, and jewelry sales. Bennett Valley Jewelers opened in 1987 in the heart of Bennett Valley with a passion for fine jewels and customer service. After 29 years Ty and Joanne provide not only jewelry but also memories for generations of families in Sonoma County and beyond.
The combination of design, manufacturing, and customer service is what defines Ty, Joanne and Bennett Valley Jewelers.
About Bennett Valley Jewelers
For over 25 years, Ty Visscher has shared his family’s time honored tradition of jewelry making with Sonoma County. Ty learned his trade from his father, a master jeweler and craftsman, for legendary jewelry design icons such as Tiffany and Co., Harry Winston, Gumps, Shreve and Co., and Shapur, to name a few. His father’s designs and handmade creations were worn by the fashion greats of our time such as; Liberace and Zsa Zsa Gabor. Ty's family history is also rich with generations of stonecutters and stone masters from Holland. You can still see his grandfather’s hand cut monuments at the entrance of Vondel Park in Amsterdam. Sitting at his father’s bench, Ty learned the skills of a master. To this day, he relies on the lost art techniques and combines these with current technologies to create, design, cast, and manufacture the finest pieces.
Joanne Oropeza began her career in sales where she worked for the some of the best jewelry stores in Sonoma County. She sets the bar high when it comes to the art of providing customer service, while understanding jewelry is a very personal and emotional purchase. Her connection with each customer is unparalleled in this industry. Joanne has served 3 generations of families through birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and everything in between. Joanne inherited her finely honed people skills, code of honor and ethics from her father who was a highly regarded and respected Battalion Chief in the San Francisco Fire Department. When long time clients come into Bennett Valley Jewelers they can be assured that Joanne knows their families and how to best serve their needs.