Dutille’s Jewelry is a third generation jewelry store located in Lebanon, NH. In 1959, Philias (Phil) Dutille bought the J.S. Wolfe jewelry store where he had worked as a watchmaker for five years after graduating from the Bowman Technical School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Phil’s son, Jude, began his employment in 1981, attended Bowman in 1983 and graduated with a diploma in Jewelry Repair and Stone Setting. Jude received his Graduate Gemologist diploma from the Gemological Institute of America in 1992. In February of 1999, the business was relocated to a larger space at 55 North Park Street, which is where it currently resides. Jude’s son, Beau, began his employment at Dutille’s in December of 2004. He attended the New Approach School for Jewelers in Virginia Beach, VA and received his diploma as a Graduate Bench Jeweler.
Jude D. Owner, G.G., Designer, Hand Engraver
Jude began his jewelry career in 1981. He graduated Bowman Technical School in 1983 with a diploma in Jewelry Repair and Stone Setting and he received his Graduate Gemologist diploma from the Gemological Institute of America in 1992. Jude purchased the family business in 1993 and so started the beginning of the transformation of the once, typical New England jewelry store. A visionary, Jude saw the potential to make the store into a custom shop, fully capable of the design and creation of customers family heirlooms, as well as unique designs for the Dutille’s show cases. Jude considers himself a lifelong learner and to further advance his skills, he has spent the last dozen years traveling to various engraving and stone setting seminars taught by some of the industry’s elite. In his spare time, Jude enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, cooking, listening to music, and enjoying locally brewed craft beer.
Cheryl L. G.G., Service Manager, Bookkeeper, Designer, Sales
Looking for something new and different, Cheryl responded to an ad in the paper, little did she know Dutille’s would become her second home. 24 years later, Cheryl has worked to become a Graduate Gemologist, service manager, designer, and accomplished sales person. Never wanting to stagnate, one of Cheryl’s current goals is to continue her education and become a jewelry appraiser. Cheryl strives to stay focused on improving her skill set and adding to her abilities. Over the years Cheryl has cultivated a special relationship with many customers who specifically only ask for her. She is most proud of the balance she has found as a wife/mother, and with her career at Dutille’s. In Cheryl’s spare time, she is happiest camping with her family and cooking with her husband.
Beau M. Sales, IT & Facilities Manager, Designer & On-Call Benchie!
Growing up in and around the family store, Jude’s step-son, Beau, always thought he would have a career in the family business. Graduating from the New Approach School for Jewelers in 2005, Beau would go on to add to his jewelry skill set with CAD, Matrix, Revo, and the Edge Retail Academy Training Programs. While his skills encompass all aspects of the store, his main focus is sales and customer service. Customer service, and the growing relationships with those customers, is Beau's favorite aspect of this business. From engagements, to wedding bands and babies, he enjoys all the stages of serving customers. He aspires to become a Graduate Gemologist, and to someday own and operate the family business he loves. In his time off, Beau loves to spend time with his wife and two sons. He also loves tacos, Tom Brady Cam Newton and all the New England sports teams.
Dexter C. Bench Jeweler, Shop Foreman
A little known fact about Dexter is that he spent 40 years restoring wooden boats prior to starting his new career as a goldsmith. He Graduated Hampshire College in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts. Never having worked as a Bench Jeweler, he saw an ad in the local paper and in the end his persistence payed off with a new career. Dexter has been at Dutille’s now for 8 years and has a passion for learning new skills, and improving old ones. His skill set is always evolving and he’s able to utilize his meticulous attention to detail. In his pastime he enjoys restoring old boats, working as a volunteer firefighter and single malt scotch.
Danita M. Bench Jeweler, Designer
Danita came to Dutille’s in 2010 with a BFA from Maine College of Art with a major in Metalsmithing. She enjoys working at a small store, where she can repair, create, and design pieces of jewelry for friends, family and the local community. Creativity comes naturally to Danita, who is a skilled artist, metalsmith, and designer of her own in-store lines here at Dutille’s. In the future, Danita would like to expand her skills with hand engraving and learn the old art of inside ring lettering like it’s been done in the past. Danita’s free time is filled with her family. Being a mother and wife is one of her proudest accomplishments!
Katherine C. Social Media Manager, Sales, Designer
With no jewelry experience, Katherine came to Dutille’s in 2012. Having worked odd jobs from nursing to clothing retail, she found the family-like staff welcoming and the jewelry store environment a good fit. She graduated the University of Texas with a BA in English, and enjoys any chance to help with writing and marketing. Her primary duties revolve around new and old inventory management, sales, and helping with Facebook/social media. In her free time, Katherine loves spending time with her husband and two children, being outside, and cooking.
Suzanne G. Sales
Having owned and operated a high end Women’s Clothing Boutique on Newberry Street in Boston Massachusetts for 18 years, Suzanne boasts over 40 years in retail. Finding herself at home at Dutille’s, she most enjoys the family atmosphere of the staff and helping customers. With an eye for fashion, she’s always eager to suggest and lend a helping hand when someone is gift shopping, or just stopping in. In her spare time, Suzanne enjoys gardening, her book club and volunteering her time to local charities.
Laura D. Inventory Manager, Sales
Laura is the newest member of the team but is not new to the jewelry and craftsmanship found here, having shopped and collected Dutille's creations for more than 20 years She earned an MBA and has a decade in retail customer experience Laura's days are split between managing inventory and working with individuals to find their one of a kind symbolic piece. Additionally, she will support marketing and outreach activities to grow the business, customer base and product lines. Laura enjoys hiking, running, biking, cooking, non-profit board work and especially skiing with her husband and two sons.
Louise B. Graphic Designer, Marketing Manager
Helping out as a youth periodically when her dad, Phil, owned the store, Louise now helps out in a totally different way. She now makes excellent use of her BFA in Graphic Design by helping out with advertising and all things pertaining to photography and imaging. From social media graphics to producing newspaper and magazine ads, Louise puts her magical touch on everything. It’s a testament to her skills when her photos can so easily convey the beauty and quality of the work done at Dutille’s. Louise enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family.