Hillberg & Berk Plans Major Expansion
Regina-based jeweller Hillberg & Berk plans to open dozens of stores nationwide over the next several years. We spoke with its founder and CEO, Rachel Mielke, who explained her plans for the company as well as why and how the brand has become so popular so quickly.
Founded in 2007, Hillberg & Berk retails “modern and timeless, practical and functional” jewellery crafted from sterling silver, gold, and high-quality gemstones. Prices are considered accessible, though they can go into the thousands for designs utilizing premium materials. In 2008 Ms. Mielke went on CBC’s TV show Dragon’s Den, where she partnered with business mogul and philanthropist W. Brett Wilson for financing. In 2014, Saskatchewan’s Lieutenant Governor commissioned Hillberg & Berk to make a tourmaline floral-design broach surrounded by diamonds for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II…
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