About Spencer & Kuehn
Since 2018, Spencer and Kuehn Fine Jewelry Studio has been crafting custom designed engagement rings, wedding bands, and other jewelry. Our Mission is to go above and beyond industry standards in diamond sourcing, quality, ethics, and sustainable best practices.
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Industry leading ethics and values
We create new designs for lots of people every month all around the United States; you can feel confident designing your ring with us.
Star 129 Diamonds
We're as picky about our diamonds as we are about our rings.
We work with the finest cutters who understand that we, and our clients are ultra choosy about the source, cutting, and quality of our diamonds. These cutters, small and large, from Antwerp to Canada, have a long reputation of leadership in ethics, sustainability, and quality.
All our diamonds are conflict-free, sourced from mines, countries, and cutters with the highest environmental, societal and workplace standards.
Brilliant Color Gems
Embrace Unique - Gems
Most color gemstones you can easily find on-line are cut overseas for weight, not beauty. Our expert staff sources both rough and finely cut color gems from all over the world, we insist on knowing our suppliers, and only buy from ethical, sustainable mines and cutters who go above and beyond industry standards in all ways.
Raw Diamonds and Gems
Our stock of unique and exceptional raw diamonds is exceptional. These one-of-a-kind gems include uncut Raw Diamonds and Raw Sapphires, rose cut gems, flats, and other unique shapes like kite, trapezoid, hex cut and more.
Work Directly with the Artists
Our designers, metalsmiths, stone setters, and hand engravers work directly with our customers and craft our custom designs from start to finish on site.
This lets us be super picky about the details and cost effective at the same time. Have a question? ASK A DESIGNER
Diverse Talents and Continuous Improvement
Spencer and Kuehn’s artists come to West Virginia from across the country with formal training in gemology, jewelry making, or metal sculpture. The opportunity to work on something new and challenging every day is what draws some of the most talented individuals in the industry.
By apprenticing under master craftsmen, each new artist gains a balanced understanding of old-world techniques as well as state of the art approaches.
Artists, Not Salespeople
We don’t just sell rings; we make them Here.
In fact, our goal is not to 'sell' at all. Our aim is to inform and inspire you, with as much, or as little, help as you need. Our staff artists have many years of combined experience at designing and making fine jewelry, and it shows in our craftsmanship and attention to detail.
Look Through Our Galleries and See the Results!
Unique & Original Designs
Unique Engagement Rings
We specialize in unique, one of a kind engagement rings and wedding bands. Our designers create new styles literally every day and will work with you to create something as unique as you are.
While most jewelers carry mostly relatively generic pieces ordered from wholesalers and outsource their production, Spencer and Kuehn starts each piece from scratch. Everything we sell is handcrafted right here in our studios with our own hands. When rings are made one at a time at the jeweler’s bench, instead of on the production line, they are imbued with exclusivity and distinguished with personality.
Integrity & Respect
We don’t copy other designer’s work (as a matter of fact, we rarely even remake our own designs).
Modern Tools & Techniques...
Spencer and Kuehn Fine Jewelry Studio maintains a state-of-the-art workshop where each of our stone setters, hand engravers and filigree artists have a personal bench microscope for the finest detailed work.
Our shop has everything, from laser welders, to laser cutters and engravers to create a perfect design every time..
Perfected by Hand
We combine these modern tools with the time tested techniques of hand crafting fine jewelry one piece at a time. From hand forged fine wire filigree details to hand engraved patterns we use all the best of modern and traditional jewelry making techniques.
Price, Quality & Doing Good Work
It's often assumed that custom jewelry costs more than mass produced. However, by doing all our work in-house and selling direct to our clients, our bespoke custom pieces are often less expensive that branded designer lines.
How can we do this?
Most fine jewelry is designed in one place, cast in another, then sent to a 3rd or even 4th location to be finished. That’s a lot of middlemen! With all our work done onsite in our Morgantown studio, we keep our costs down and pass the savings to our clients.
There are no shortcuts to quality workmanship, no easy way to make something last a lifetime. Many jewelers can claim to be bigger, cheaper, or more ‘branded,’ but assuredly few can make good on our promise of quality. Here’s how we do it:
Our rings are created in solid noble metals; we don’t plate cheap materials with razor thin layers of gold or rhodium and pass it off to our clients as something of superior value. Simply put, the plating will eventually wear off – as will the trust our clients place in us. Instead, we employ smarter alloys to make solid gold and platinum jewelry that will look as good on your 50th wedding anniversary as it did the day you bought it.
We make each piece from scratch
Most 'designers' and 'jewelers' outsource much or all of their production. As the makers, we nuance each design beginning with the sketch and during each step of the process -we wouldn’t dream of having someone else start or finish a piece with our name on it. The fact is, it’s increasingly rare to interact with a jeweler like Spencer and Kuehn. The old world skills of hand made fine wire filigree & hand engraving have increasingly been replaced by more 'efficient' modern techniques, yet hand done work is obvious and cannot be matched by cast in place substitutes.
We work together as a team
Each of our rings are the product of not one, but artists working together.
Our process is very transparent. You and your designer work directly with the entire team, from sketch to final polish. Working with artists and craftsmen directly is the best way to nuance all elements of your design and ensure the absolute best quality.
Ask a Friend
Many learn of Spencer and Kuehn from a friend, and really who better to trust? Even if you’re not a local client here in the Morgantown area, you can easily find recommendations from other satisfied customers from the engagement stories we share on social media or the reviews folks share on other sites.
Knowing we’ve done a good job is a big source of pride for us in the workshop and we love reading customer reviews.
This partnership evolved naturally when Katherine expressed her desire to open her own business and John, a Morgantown, WV staple in the jewelry industry since 1976, expressed his desire not to retire. Specializing in custom design and exceptional customer service is a natural outflow from the combined expertise of Katherine and John. Spencer and Kuehn Fine Jewelry Studio is the twenty first century evolution of the Jewelry business. On the premises they are able to hand fabricate fine jewelry using ancient techniques that they combine with cutting edge technology. They use a torch as well as a laser to make fine designer creations. You can work with Spencer and Kuehn to create that one-of-a-kind heirloom that you will pass on some day to your grandchildren and great grandchildren.