History

As the eldest son of Al of Al’s Jewellers, Allan Malbranck has been involved in the jewellery business since 1970. He apprenticed in engraving, goldsmith, and diamond buying under the guidance of his father and Jerome Malbranck at their Marion Street location; which first opened in 1951. After having managed the family business for several years, Allan and his wife Anita envisioned a new concept of luxury jewellery fused with an unparalleled level of integrity for a discerning clientele. They achieved this vision and opened the Diamond Gallery in 1992 on Corydon Avenue.

Allan and Anita’s eldest daughter Lisa now shares her considerable design talent and gemmological knowledge with the Diamond Gallery clientele, ensuring that the family business will continue for yet another generation. To this day, the Malbrancks continue to be on the cutting edge of jewellery design while remaining committed to the community that has supported them for over six decades.

50 Years of Excellence

  • 2016  Lisa is awarded as a finalist in CBC Manitoba’s Future 40
  • 2015  Lisa is recognized as Ace Burpee’s Top 100 Most Fascinating Manitobans
  • 2013  Diamond Gallery receives the inaugural Canadian Independant Jeweller of the Year from Canadian Jewellers Magazine
  • 2013  Anita and Lisa receive the Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Building Business category from the WBOM
  • 2012  Lisa receives the Jeune entrepreneur de l’année (Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award) from the Chambre de commerce francophone de St. Boniface
  • 2010  Diamond Gallery becomes first Canadian jeweller featured as one of North America’s Coolest Jewellery Stores, by InStore Magazine
  • 2009  Diamond Gallery opens its new world-class studio on Corydon, the first custom built environmentally sustainable jewellery building in North America, including a geo-thermal system
  • 2007  Canadian Diamond Code of Conduct certification, one of only two direct-to-consumer jewellers in Canada
  • 2006  Establishment of Winnipeg’s first and only online diamond inventory opens to the public
  • 2006  Lisa completes her Graduate Gemmologist/Accredited Jewellery Professional program in residency at the Gemmological Institute of America (GIA) in Carlsbad, California
  • 2003  Diamond Gallery chosen as one of 12 Canadian diamond dealers chosen to tour the world class Ekati diamond mine in the Arctic
  • 2002  Diamond Gallery chosen by Ekati diamond mine to be an exclusive Canadian dealer of Aurias Canadian luxury quality diamonds
  • 2002  Establishment of the first full collection of Diamond Gallery branded diamonds, laser inscribed, certified by in-house laboratory
  • 2002  Diamond Gallery is one of the first jewellers in North America to eliminate toxic rhodium plating from the ring manufacturing process
  • 2001  Diamond Gallery makes a commitment to human rights, and becomes one of the world’s first jewellers sourcing diamonds from non-conflict countries of origin
  • 2001  Lisa successfully launches her first luxury design collection in platinum
  • 1999  Allan becomes a Certified Appraisal Professional, the first of only nine in Western Canada. Establishment of on-site gemmology lab
  • 1998  Allan serves as a member of Jewellers Vigilance Committee, the ethics wing of Canadian Jewellers Association
  • 1996  Establishment of the first and only substantial collection of platinum jewellery in Winnipeg
  • 1992  Diamond Gallery opens its first high quality jewellery boutique on Corydon
  • 1987  Exhibit of exclusive Diamond Promotion Service (DeBeers)
  • 1986  Opening of first family owned and operated fine jewellery store in Polo Park
  • 1983  Allan elected as the youngest President of the Manitoba Jewellers Association
  • 1983  Opening of Winnipeg’s first $5,000,000 diamond exhibit
  • 1983  Allan successfully launches his first luxury diamond collection at family owned Al’s Jewellers
  • 1970  Allan begins his apprenticeship with his father, Al Malbranck, at Al’s Jewellers