Four local jewelers who can help find the perfect seasonal gift or celebrate life’s special moments.
Every day can be a celebration — but for those truly momentous occasions, there is one gift that can last a lifetime. It comes covered in suede or adorned with a fancy logo. Its shape, often perfectly designed for its contents, allows you to grow with excitement and curiosity. You can’t see what’s inside, but you know it’s going to be exquisite. There is an air of elegance that comes with wearing pure gold, silver, diamonds, and gemstones. Jewelry has been long sought after for generations, so investing in high-quality timeless pieces is always a genuine choice. To help you find jewelry that is the right fit for you, here are four of Jeff City’s local jewelers who deliver superior products.
Randy Eiken Design
A master craftsman, Randy Eiken has worked in virtually every branch of the jewelry industry. However, working with raw materials and making custom pieces is where his talents shine. With more than 30 years of experience in wax carving, mold making, and design, Randy works closely with clients and creates jewelry that is unique to them. Piece by piece, Randy’s works are entirely handmade, emphasizing his attention to detail and appreciation for art. His designs include a ruby ring cast in yellow gold (above), diamond earrings with a matching sapphire necklace (below, right), a white gold bracelet made with individually laid pavé set diamonds (bottom), a 2 carat diamond wedding set with a yellow and white sapphire band (below, left), and three diamond rings featuring a 2 carat emerald cut diamond with channel set diamonds, a 1 carat diamond with two trillion-cut diamonds with multiple pavéset diamonds, and a 2.87 carat old European cut diamond with multiple bright cut diamonds (top).
Kas A Designs
Kas A Designs jewelry is created for style, comfort, and longevity, but what makes Kas’s designs unique are the fine gemstones. Inspired by her travels to France and her French lineage, she created her Joie de Vivreline, meaning joy of life. This line includes a dark pink tourmaline inter-changeable pendant set in 18 karat gold and platinum silver. Not only does Kas work with extraordinary gemstones, she uses the highest grades of metal. Such quality is seen in a 2.37 carat mint green tourmaline ring encrusted with pavé set ideal cut diamonds in palladium 14 karat white gold (bottom left), a 18 karat gold, 4.65 carat Colombian emerald and pavé diamond ring, a 4 carat cushion cut Ceylon fine blue sapphire with ideal cut diamonds in 18 karat gold, an Ethiopian crystal opal ring with Tsavorite garnet accent stones (upper right), and an emerald cut ametrine ring set in 14 karat yellow gold (below).
The Blue Diamond
Mary Kay Kempker established The Blue Diamond in 1990 with a flair for design and began creating custom pieces while curating a line of fine jewelry with her husband, Gary Sr. Now, with a newer and larger location, the pair has a family-run jewelry business and have passed the baton to their son, Gary Jr., who recently took full ownership. Together, they ensure the best outcome and experience for every customer. Their custom designed pieces include a 14 karat cross depicting a love done’s thumbprint (top), a diamond ring with a 4 carat center stone and diamond band (above, left), a trillion-cut diamond ring designed with 14 karat yellow and white gold (above, right), and for their wedding collection, they have a complete new line of men’s wedding bands entirely made with 28 carats of pressed diamonds (below).
Contributing to special moments since 1992, Todd Vandelicht is passionate about providing jewelry perfect for every stage in life. While Vandelicht Jewelry carries several pieces from top designer brands, they also have a large antique and vintage collection available. Representing the past and present, these dazzling pieces exude luxury and make for classic accessories perfect for any occasion. For those customers looking to do something a bit new with their estate jewelry, Vandelicht is also proficient in redesign. Their extensive selection includes a 14 karat yellow gold filigree ring with three center stones (above, right), a 1.8 carat engagement set with diamond band (below, right), an ornately engraved platinum ring (bottom), a three-quarter carat sapphire ring surrounded with 60 points of diamonds(below, left), and even a unique 1972 two-toned Rolex.