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Don Basch

Don Basch

Owner

Don Basch and his wife Denise (deceased) started Don Basch Jewelers over 40 years ago! When he first started in the business he worked as a trade shop servicing over 100 stores in the Northeast, Ohio area. He may have repaired your jewelry without you even knowing it. To this day you’ll still find Don sitting at his jeweler’s bench doing what he loves best, but he is always happy to make himself available on the sales floor for any customers requesting to see him. He is mostly known for his custom design work and designing our trademarked "Denise Anne" Diamond, with additional facets for more fire and sparkle than any other diamond!

 

Don and Denise had 5 children together, 4 boys and 1 girl. Donny, Daniel, and Dustin have all joined the family business, and each have their own area of expertise. Dennis is a Paramedic/Fireman and Dayna has her Master's Degree in Counseling and is a licensed professional counselor. Don also enjoys being a proud Grandpa to his many grandchildren.

 

Feel free to contact Don by calling our Macedonia store at 330-467-2116, or by sending him an email.


Denise Basch

In memory of

Denise Basch

Owner

On January 24, 2021 the world lost someone more vibrant than the most brilliant diamond and more precious than gold!

 

Denise and her husband Don started Don Basch Jewelers over 40 years ago! In the early days when they were a trade shop servicing over 100 stores in the Northeast, Ohio area, she was in charge of all quality control steps in the repair process and envisioning and designing the custom jewelry pieces. Denise always tried to spend most of her time doing what she loved most, assisting customers with their gift ideas and helping them look their best using her special sense for fashion and color. If you had a special occasion or a specific outfit you needed to accessorize, she was your girl! To her, jewelry was personal, and represented something unique and special about the person who wore it. And by the way, she also has a Diamond named after her, The “Denise Anne” Diamond!

 

The unique and special brilliance of Denise will not be forgotten. Her legacy will be carried on by her family, and each and every person who knew and loved her.


Donny Basch

Donny Basch

Showroom Manager, Macedonia

Donny has been with Don Basch Jewelers since 1999! Of course being part of the family you may have watched him grow up working the Christmas shows in his teenage years. Donny mainly works the sales floor and is in charge of hand selecting our diamonds. He makes sure all of the special orders are filled and that our special diamond cut, the “Denise Anne” Diamond is always spectacular! He also handles all of our IT issues. A conversation with Donny is sure to not only find you something that perfectly matches your needs for any occasion, but also leaves you educated as well.

 

On a personal note, Donny was married to his wonderful wife Brenda on July 30, 2011. They enjoy spending time with and taking walks with Dash their boxer mix puppy who they adopted in January 2015. Donny is a golf addict and loves to hit the links in his off time. If you have a question regarding a specific course, no doubt he can answer it.


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Daniel Basch

Daniel Basch

Custom Design, Inventory Management

Dan has been around the jewelry store his whole life but officially been on the day to day team since Oct. of 2007. He is proud to say that he attended Walsh Jesuit High School with great success in school and sports. Football took him to the Akron University where he received a degree in sports management and was a four year starter on the football team. He is currently part of many areas at the Jewelry store including managing backroom operations, inventory management, CAD designing and corporate liaison. Dan draws with jewelry specific CAD/CAM software which allows him to push the limits of creativity and design. One of the unique abilities at Don Basch Jewelers is to take those designs, thoughts, and dreams of customers and transition them into a tangible one of a kind item. He also works very hard to insure that we continue to grow as a family business with all the beliefs and service his father and mother started the company on in 1978.

 

On a personal note, Dan still loves sports and gives back by coaching football. He loves fishing and the occasional pickup game of whatever. Dan is a very lucky father to two beautiful children, daughter Lydia and son Hank. You’ll sometimes see the kids on occasional days when they make trips to work with daddy. Dan and kids have been proud “Macedonian’s” since 2012

 

Feel free to contact Dan by calling our Macedonia store at 330-467-2116, or by sending him an email.


Dustin Basch

Dustin Basch

Sales Manager

Dustin offers a wealth of leadership experience, getting the most out of our staff to best serve you. He is our sales floor manager and loves to help couples pick out the perfect engagement ring. He feels as though this is such a special time in your life that it is an honor to help you find what you LOVE. Dustin is also one of our jewelry buyers for all the showrooms.

 

Dustin graduated from Ashland University with a degree in sport management and a minor in business administration. On a personal note, Dustin was married in June 2011 to his wonderful wife Kate. Dustin and Kate are proud parents to two beautiful daughters. They are also animal lovers with a number of different pets including a horse. Dustin still enjoys sports and attending games in the Cleveland and Akron area on occasion.


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Lisa

Lisa

Sales Professional

Lisa has been in the jewelry industry since 2006, getting to know her customers and building lasting relationships. Through the years she has completed multiple courses through the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) including Diamonds and Diamond Grading. Lisa says there is always a special reason or occasion to share in that is bringing someone into the store. This makes it the most fun in helping pick out the perfect gift.

 

When Lisa is not at Don Basch Jewelers she is watching the Cavs, Browns or Buckeyes with her husband Nate, daughter Mallory and neighbors. That is only if Mallory isn’t busy with her competitive cheer team.

 

Feel free to contact Lisa by calling our Macedonia store at 330-467-2116, or by sending her an email.


Marissa

Marissa

Sales Professional

Marissa joined the Don Basch team in the Fall of 2014. You can find her on the sales floor in the Macedonia showroom. She can answer all of your questions about diamonds and help you make the perfect jewelry selection. She especially enjoys assisting customers with turning old items of jewelry into new, customized pieces. “The look of happiness in the customers eyes after we transform their jewelry into a new and personalized piece just for them is one of my favorite parts of my job.” Marissa has excellent work ethic and is known for her unique sense of humor. She also is the hand behind all of the social media posts you’ll see on Instagram and Facebook.

 

Marissa grew up in Ohio and attended the College of Business at Ohio University where she studied Marketing and Accounting. An avid foodie, Marissa likes to adventure to new restaurants in the Cleveland area with her husband, Mike. They reside locally in Macedonia with their dog, Cash. Her eye for the finer things in life has helped her to identify an aesthetic appeal in jewelry. Come and have her assist you with finding the perfect engagement ring or gift for that special someone today!

 

Feel free to contact Marissa by calling our Macedonia store at 330-467-2116, or by sending her an email.


Charlie

Charlie

Sales Professional

Charlie started with Don Basch Jewelers in August of 2020. He came to us with over 20 years of customer service experience. There isn’t a person that comes through our doors that Charlie isn’t willing to help in any way that he can, especially when it comes to their watch and jewelry repair needs. When he isn’t working out in the showroom assisting customers, Charlie is in charge of the ordering, shipping and receiving processes.

 

Charlie is a Northeast Ohioan, through and through! He attended Ohio State University and is a fanatic when it comes to the Buckeyes, Browns, Indians and Cleveland Monsters! He and his wife, Alyssa, enjoy spending time with family and giving their two fur babies, Sadie and Faith as much attention as they possibly can. They are both avid history buffs, especially when it comes to the Civil War, and they were even married in Gettysburg, PA on the battlefield.

 

Feel free to contact Charlie by calling our Macedonia store at 330-467-2116, or by sending him an email.


Allen

Allen

Bench Jeweler

Allen joined the Don Basch team in December of 2019. He recognizes that the sentimental value of jewelry is typically much greater than its actual price tag, so he takes great pride in making sure that every piece he works on is treated with the utmost care. The opportunity to take a piece that is in disrepair and restore it to its original beauty is what makes him look forward to returning to his bench each day.

 

Allen's passion for creating jewelry began when he was just four and started collecting pretty rocks that he would find and tying them to string to make necklaces. He recalls being in awe of the fact that he could put these little discarded pieces together to create something beautiful. He continued making jewelry of his own and growing his passion for jewelry working with beads, knotted necklaces and wire wrapping crystals into his teens. After completing an apprenticeship with a jeweler in his home town of Richmond Virginia, Allen relocated to Asheville, North Carolina where he worked primarily on custom 23k gold fabrications and fired enamel. After taking a hiatus from jewelry to pursue his passion for culinary arts in the foodie paradise that is Asheville where he managed several high-volume kitchens, Allen realized that his heart is at the bench and decided to return to jewelry. He feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to work side by side with the very talented Don Basch team each and every day.

 

Allen resides in Kent with his family and their two dogs. In his spare time, he still loves to spend time in the kitchen. Allen most enjoys experimenting with new recipes, especially those that are inspired by traditional Indian dishes.

 

Feel free to contact Allen by calling our Macedonia store at 330-467-2116, or by sending him an email.


Hallie

Hallie

Bench Jeweler

Hallie graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor’s in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling and from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) with her Graduate Diamonds degree. She is currently finishing her Graduate Gemologist degree from the GIA.

 

Hallie was an avid rock collector as a child, with such prized items as gravel from the driveway and smooth rocks from the creek behind her house. To this day, she loves spending hours looking through the microscope at gemstones. She also enjoys the problem-solving aspect of jewelry while working on the bench. Hallie enjoys listening to podcasts, traveling, and spoiling her dog, Teddy.

 

Feel free to contact Hallie by calling our Macedonia store at 330-467-2116, or by sending her an email.


Brenda Basch

Brenda Basch

Sales Professional

Brenda has been with Don Basch Jewelers officially since 2007, but you may have watched her grow up as one of our wrappers for our Christmas shows all the way back in 2000. She ended up finding a forever home since she married into the Basch family. She is one of our part-time sales professionals, who loves sparkle and helps our customers make great choices!

 

She is a graduate of Kent State University with a degree in Elementary Education and also has her masters degree in Reading K-12. She is a full time 3rd grade teacher at Rushwood Elementary School and that is why she can communicate well with all the boys!

 

On a personal note, Brenda and Donny have been happily married since July 30, 2011. She is also a cheerleading coach for Nordonia High School, where she has coached since 2007. In her spare time she also enjoys a round of golf or two with Donny and taking walks with their boxer mix, Dash! He was rescued on Christmas Eve and the foster home named him "Dash" after Dasher the reindeer. When Donny and Brenda met the dog, Dash, they knew it was meant to be: Dash Basch!

 

Feel free to contact Brenda by calling our Macedonia store at 330-467-2116, or by sending her an email.


Bud

In memory of

Bud Beigie

Comptroller

Bud Beigie, father of Denise Basch passed away in December 2017 with over 30 years of service at Don Basch Jewelers. Bud handled all of the accounting, bookkeeping and payroll for all Don Basch Jewelers locations. Bud will be greatly missed!

 

 


Mike

Mike

Marketing and Social Media Coordinator, Website Administrator

Mike has been with Don Basch Jewelers since September, 2012. He handles all of the marketing, advertising and social media. Mike is also our website designer and administrator and comes from a background in software development, web development, graphic design and project management.


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Don Basch Jewelers has been serving the communities of Northeast, Ohio for over 40 years. Starting as a trade shop in 1979, servicing over 100 stores, the Basch family has always had hard work, the vision of the customer, and family values at the foundation of their business.

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Macedonia, Ohio 44056

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