founder & owner

david johnson

As a third generation jeweler, David comes from a heritage of creating custom jewelry - with a special appreciation for the fine and rare.

Keeping his vision consistent, when David saw the vast majority of jewelry production move towards depreciating quality standards, overseas manufacturing, and lab-created gemstones - he stood in direct opposition to the novel conventions that quickly gained acceptance among other retailers.  

In 2018, David quietly opened an “appointment only” retail space focused on providing his clients with a world class experience -close to home- cultivating an exciting client base by doing things his own way.   

David still remains the invaluable force in our studio combing over every design decision down to the smallest detail.

Brand Facilitator & Sales

blaire catalano

Blaire is our first employee and came to DC Johnson Limited with over 20 years of retail & sales experience.  Since our inception, she has taken on many roles including customer relations, sales, and company brand development.  Blaire is known for creating a fun, welcoming, and luxurious environment for our customers, friends, and team. 


Steve Remias

Steve is a seasoned professional in the jewelry industry, and has worked with D.C. Johnson since February 2024. With over a decade of experience, he possesses a deep understanding of luxury brands. Steve holds certifications in Diamond and Diamond Grading from the GIA, as well as Patek Philippe’s coveted “Expert Certification.” He takes great pride in being a part of your cherished moments and eagerly awaits the opportunity to assist you in finding a meaningful gift that reflects your love.

Merchandising & Sales

Tricia Gockstetter

Tricia is a Colorado native who came to Ohio for college and never left.  She took a break from her career in merchandising to start a family and along with her husband Matt, has raised two amazing children.  Tricia first came to DC Johnson Limited as a friend and client who deeply connects with our story and unique retail experience.  

master goldsmith

ben huth

Ben is our Master Goldsmith. He began his career in 1996 and has had the privilege of working around the country with several master goldsmiths - refining a variety of complex and seldom-implemented techniques.  Some of his specialties include precision setting, custom design, fabrication, and complex restoration.  During his 30 years as a goldsmith, he has been entrusted to work with some of the most rare and exceptional gemstones in the industry.

marketing & social media

Averi greene

Averi graduated from the University of Denver in 2019 with a degree and passion for Entrepreneurship. After starting her first viable business in college, she entered the corporate world post-grad. In 2021 she started her own marketing agency doing freelance digital marketing  and marketing direction work for local businesses. She started working with D.C. Johnson Ltd. in early 2023. 

resident gemologist

jake Early

Jake started with the Johnson family as a “polisher” in 2010.  He takes a cross-disciplinary, comprehensive approach to his work by researching innovations made in other fields and applying them to his own practice.  

He lived and worked in Southern California where he received his Graduate Gemologist distinction from the Gemological Institute of America.  

In addition, Jake has spearheaded our relationship with Upper Arlington High School's jewelry and metals class.   

Jake also was one of 100 guests in the world invited to attend the "Hodinki collectors summit" where he befriended a renowned watchmaker - Phillipe Dufour of Patek Phillipe - and has since learned many of his guarded techniques.


elizabeth Howard

Elizabeth Howard came to D.C. Johnson Ltd. in 2022 as our Finance/HR Director. She brings nearly 25 years experience in financial organizations, including health care, banking, and business service arenas. Along with her finance and management accomplishments, she is an avid game player who loves to spend all her spare time with family.