Boston’s Best Jeweler – Custom Jewelry Designs and Engagement Rings for Over 40 Years


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Ed Spencer, jewelry designer and owner of Skylight Jewelers, has been creating custom jewelry in Boston for over 40 years.  His original shop featured a skylight which was the inspiration for the business name. That shop was located on the top floor of the jewelers building, just around the corner from where the store is today. Although the store no longer has a view of the stars, if you look up from inside the showroom you might catch a glimpse of our jewelers working in the loft upstairs.

‘Education is unceasing. In the arts, experimenting and risk-taking are the keys to development.’

Spencer’s custom jewelry designs reflect his belief that jewelry is a personal statement about its wearer. The inspiration for a piece might comes from his dreams, or day-to-day reality. He designs each custom engagement ring and piece of fine jewelry three-dimensionally.  He builds frontward, backwards, inside and out, keeping in mind the person who will choose and wear the finished jewel.

‘Finely designed jewelry should speak for itself, expressing, as any work of art, an energy of vision and soundness of the artist’s craft.’

Spencer is passionate about custom designed and handmade engagement rings and wedding bands.  Each one that he creates is a unique opportunity to get to know a couple. He takes great care to work with the individuals to create the perfect expression of their love.  Each ring is hand-carved in wax and eventually transformed into metal through a casting technique. In this way our rings are really tiny sculptures with an organic structure and flowing line, rather than an assembly of parts.  Spencer will work with you one-on-one to develop a design concept and sculpt it into reality before your eyes. Whether the ring is a surprise or not, he guarantees that she will love it!

Our signature carved moonstones are truly works of art.  Each Ceylon moonstone is hand selected for its flawless beauty and luminescence.  Spencer hand carves each moonstone ‘face’ with great care. The natural glow within the moonstone brings it to life.  He then sculpts the setting in wax before it is cast into gold, platinum, or palladium. Then the stone is set along with any accent gems and the final piece is complete.

We specialize in custom jewelry for men.  Our mens jewelry is designed and built to be durable and comfortable to wear, as well as attractive to the eye.  We have the experience and expertise to create the perfect piece of jewelry for you.  We handcraft mens wedding bands, mens engagement rings, signet rings, bracelets, pendants, lapel pins and more.

We have over 40 years of experience making jewelry by hand.  That means that we have the skills required to repair and restore your precious jewelry.  You can trust that we know what we’re doing. Our repairs are completed in house by our own reliable and talented jewelers.

Blackened Steel, 18k Gold, and Diamond Long Earrings

Stainless Steel Jewelry

Turquoise Triangular 18K Diamond Necklace

Gemstone and Precious Metal Jewelry

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Learn About Gemstones