Darrell Hubbell (third from the bottom) was born in the East Kootenay area of BC, but his formative years were spent near the Yukon border at Cassiar. There, his father found a deposit of nephrite jade and staked it.
Darrell began to cut and polish jade at the age of twelve.
As the family rock shop progressed, he moved up to cutting a wide variety of gems, and doing some gold and silver smithing.
By the age of fourteen he had already decided that when he grew up, he would own a jewellery store where he made all the jewellery.
After jobs in industry and retail jewellery stores, Darrell finally did open his store at 255 Quebec Street, Prince George, BC in November 1984.
Since then, the business has grown and evolved, always with the 'best hand-made jewellery possible' as the central theme.
Improving his community has always been very important to Darrell, and he has been involved in countless community events and has received many awards in his over 25 years as a business owner.
In September 2000, Darrell moved his business into the main lobby of the Coast Inn of the North in Prince George.
In November of 2009 Darrell was ecstatic to celebrate Hubbell Designer Goldsmiths' 25th year of business, and he is still designing and making one of a kind jewellery today.