Chris and Tamara Fondell have operated Alaska Jewelry's Goldsmith Gallery in Sitka since October of 1990. Originally from Dubuque, Iowa, Chris and Tamara relocated to Alaska to work in an existing jewelry store.
They now own and operate Goldsmith Gallery in Sitka, the only locally-owned jewelry store in town. In the summers, they also operate Goldsmith Gallery in Icy Strait Point. Expanding their business to the internet in 2000 has allowed them to bring their innovative jewelry and "Home-town Jeweler" customer service to fine folks all over the world.