Our Staff

Tidewater Diamond in Chesapeake has a professional staff with over 100 years combined experience in the jewelry industry.  Owners Ryan Mitchell and Scott Donnelly come together with previous success in their own jewelry companies before joining teams and forming Tidewater Diamond Fine Jewelers.  GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Accredited Jewelry Professional, Ryan Mitchell has extensive training with the leading diamond and jewelry educators in the United States.  Celeste Hiller is an antique and estate jewelry expert with a large collection of unique one-of-a-kind jewelry of her own. Barbara Ambrozewski has 25 years experience in sales, is a graduate of St. Leo’s University, and has a Diamond Council of America Diamond Certification. Carl Sutton has extensive experience with over 28 years of being in the business as a Bench Jeweler and his work is unmatched. Jackie Niermann has a great deal of experience with buying and selling jewelry and handles all the administrative work for the store and helps with day to day operations. Michael Santini has years of sales and marketing under his belt and helps run the day to day operations and social media accounts. He also has a Diamond Council of America Diamond Certification as well as a Diamond Council Of America Colored Gemstones Certification.

Tidewater Diamond Fine Jewelers Staff

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Ryan Mitchell GD – Owner Email Ryan

Scott Donnelly – Owner Email Scott

Celeste Hiller – Antique & Estate

Michael Santini DC,CGSC – Marketing and Sales

Jackie Niermann – Administration and Sales

Carl Sutton – Professional Bench Jeweler

Barbara Ambrozewski, DC – Sales Associate

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