Summit Gold was founded by Don Peterson in a garage in the family home. He was an Engineer by trade and making jewelry was a hobby. He would make something and sell it through different magazines. Summit Gold started on Dec.21,1986. We started commuting from Arvada Colorado. in the late 60’s so Don could help build Copper Mountain, and moved permanently in 1972.
Don was a former County Commissioner, Builder Town Councilman.
Don Passed in Sept, 2012, his mission and vision was to be the local’s family jeweler. We have always been a family-owned and operated business. Don always said and believed “If you treat people right they will always remember.”
We have always been a word-of-mouth type business and have rarely advertised. Summit Gold Jewelers is run by the family of Don, Jane Peterson his wife, Lyn Philips his daughter, and David Philips who is now the Jeweler.
We continue to keep his legacy and vision alive.