Reviews of Skylight Jewelers From Around the Web
07/17/2008 Read More
I had my wedding ring made here. Spencer does great custom work and will work closely with you to match your budget.
I brought in an old, damaged ring (it had belonged to my girlfriend’s grandmother) with lots of intricate detailing all over. I asked Spencer to fix the original and then create a replica of it. He did an amazing, amazing job. My girlfriend (now fiance!) couldn’t believe the accuracy with which he’d created the replica ring: one of the only ways to tell them apart is the very shallow setting the older ring had. Spencer was communicative, friendly, and helped me make something really really special for my proposal.
08/31/2014 Read More
We initially walked into the shop where Skylight Jewelers is based because of these playful wood sculptures of violin-like objects by Philippe Guillerm that were displayed in the window, and I’m so glad we did. A few months later my boyfriend proposed with a custom engagement ring from Skylight Jewelers.
It’s the most gorgeous thing I’ve ever possessed, and my fiance really enjoyed the design process with Ed Spencer. In contrast to the other jewelers he visited, this was a low pressure experience where he felt his budget and his taste were respected.
Ed Spencer is a gem. His work is exceptional. We’re so happy to have found him, and he’ll be making our wedding rings as well!
11/20/2014 Read More
We spent the day walking the freedom trail and wandering around in the Quincy Market area and whatnot, when we stumbled across this store. A few pieces in the window caught our eyes, so we stopped in to take a peek….
11/30/2014 Read More
When I was looking for the right jeweler in Boston to design an engagement ring, I found Skylight on Yelp. The reviews are what got me to walk in, and I’m so glad I did! ….
8/31/2014 Read More
We initially walked into the shop where Skylight Jewelers is based because of these playful wood sculptures of violin-like objects by Philippe Guillerm that were displayed in the window, and I’m so glad we did. A few months later my boyfriend proposed….
06/03/2015 Read More
My fiancé had my custom Hello Kitty engagement ring made here and they were so amazing! Really took the time to find out exactly what he wanted and I couldn’t be more happy with the ring! What a one of a kind piece! Will definitely be going here for the wedding bands!
06/24/2015 Read More
Spencer custom made my beautiful engagement ring and I couldn’t be happier with the result. He is meticulous, detail oriented, truly an artist, and will go the extra mile to ensure you’re satisfied. His staff are warm and friendly and there is zero sales pressure!! His rates are more than reasonable. It’s clear that Spencer is truly passionate about his craft and is darn good at what he does! Recommended with no reservations. I’ll be back to have the wedding bands made!
07/03/2015 Read More
I have two pieces that have been designed by Ed at Skylight jewelers. I have the most beautiful Sapphire cabochon as the head of an octopus. I have never seen anything so beautiful. It takes my breath away whenever I wear it. I also have a mermaid bracelet that I can’t even describe!!! They are both works of art and as unique as they are stupendous! Can’t wait for my next piece! See you soon Skylight!
Great Jewelry Designs ! I bought a great present for our anniversary and my wife loved it. I recommend this store and encourage anyone looking for special jewelry designs.
I did a lot of research into jewelers, prices, methods, etc. before deciding that Skylight Jewelers was the best place to go to get a custom designed engagement ring.
Spencer, who seems to be the owner/head person, worked with me one-on-one to design a ring. He was honest, helpful, and fair. He knew all about the current trends, what worked, what didn’t. He was able to take my rough ideas and make them all work together to design an amazing ring. When it was all done, the price was extremely reasonable–even lower than I expected.
What stuck out to me about working with Spencer and other staff about Skylight Jewelers is that they take so much pride in the actual art of jewelry making. If I had an idea that they did not think would look great, they would tell me honestly, even if it would lower the cost of the ring. Spencer was excited to actually make the ring and work on it.
If you are going to propose, you’ll need a ring. If you need a ring, get a custom ring. Hopefully you won’t need to buy too many engagement rings in your life, so when you do buy one, get one which is unique and unlike everybody else’s. Get one the fits you and your significant other’s tastes exactly.
Two other quick things: Skylight can work with any sort of stone. We decided to do moissanite instead of diamond. They were very helpful in helping me pick it out. Also, they seem to do much, much more than just engagement rings. They have lots of interesting jewelry in the shop.
01/07/2016 Read More
I go to museums to look at jewelry around the world, but I buy jewelry in Boston from Spencer. The best things I own are his work.
Best Jeweler in Boston. I’ve visited couple of times and my husband bought my ring from there. All of stuff in this store is great and its worth checking out. Everything a jeweler must have is there !
Don’t usually write reviews, but this place deserves it. Took my opal ring in to get a couple emeralds replaced and tightened, was done about a week later. It looks so much better than before and it was very reasonably priced. Spencer was super helpful the whole time and made everything so easy. Will definitely be back in the future if I ever need something to do with jewelry done again!
1/15/2014 Read More
Excellent for custom design or the search for something unique. Spencer is an artist as well as magnificently skilled jeweler. He can work with you to make something very unique…
11/09/2013 Read More
We love Skylight! My husband designed my engagement ring with Spencer and it came out so beautifully that…
Spencer and his little team are first-class: the jewelry designs are stunning, and the service is wonderful. I hung around talking and looking at various items for a long time before making my purchase, and we had coffee, too. Pay them a visit not just for the lovely sights, but also for the excellent company!
Don’t go anywhere else. When shopping for my fiancee’s engagement ring I started at Skylight and checked out a few other jewelers rated highly on yelp. Though the other shops were good, Spencer’s advice and guidance was the most helpful, as he pointed me toward the diamond characteristics that matter most and where I could save a few dollars. He worked with me through a couple of iterations to design a beautiful ring that brings her many compliments. At the end of the day the custom, one-of-a-kind ring cost no more than an off-the-shelf model from other jewelers, and it is truly a piece we will treasure.
I went to Skylight hoping to find an engagement ring for my girlfriend. I only knew that it should be unique. Spencer worked with me at length to make sure we got the ring just right. The ring he ended up making was beautiful and my fiancee loved it. Spencer is passionate about what he does and it shows in his work. I cannot recommend Skylight highly enough.
I came into Skylight with only the idea that the engagement ring that the engagement ring I got for my girlfriend should be unique. Spencer, the store’s owner, worked with me over several visits to produce the perfect ring. Throughout the process, he was extremely friendly, and I quickly realized that I had lucked out in my choice of jewelers. As I’d hoped, my fiancee loves the ring.
08/12/2009 Read More
I won’t buy jewelry from anyone else. Beyond the pieces in his gallery, Spencer will design your own custom pieces. I don’t live in Boston so we correspond via email…
Spencer designs beautiful jewelry. He is an artisan and a fine craftsman. My husband went in to buy a 50th birthday present for me (which can be a really difficult task). The necklace he chose, with Spencer’s assistance, was the perfect gift of elegance.
Spencer is an amazing and gifted artist who works with you as a friend. He will work with your ideas and create a masterpiece for you. My ‘wave’ bracelet is beautiful and one of a kind. I wear it every day. Something this wonderful deserves to be worn.
I had our wedding bands made here. They turned out awesome!
Spencer is very thoughtful, listens to ideas, and made our bands just as we envisioned them with his own custom flair.
I would not hesitate to recommend Skylight Jewelers to anyone looking for custom or unique jewelry.
I walked into Skylight on a whim, just before I purchased my fiance’s engagement ring. The shop alone was enough to tell me this wasn’t the typical Downtown Crossing jewelry shop. Whoever created the pieces on display here was a real artist. Then I met Spencer. Immediately, he had grasped exactly what I was looking for and had a sketch ready. Two weeks later, my fiance’s ring was ready, and exceeded all of my expectations. All around, a great experience.
Spencer is an excellent jeweler, he crafted my engagement ring, which is a non-traditional green tourmaline channel set in yellow gold and platinum. He ordered multiple stones for me to choose from, and created a wax model so I could see exactly how it would look. I also bought my wedding band from Spencer, which he custom designed to fit exactly against my ring and stuck to the budget I gave him. I would highly recommend his custom work as well as all of the unique pieces he has showcased in the store.
04/04/2012 Read More
My fiancé and I have been stopping in at Skylight Jewelers for the last three years. When we first stumbled on this place it was purely coincidence. Of course my fiancé wanted to try on some of Spencer’s wonderful examples of engagement rings. That’s when I knew this was the place for us to start designing our wedding set. Spencer is very inspired and ingenious when it comes to passion about his craft. He will now be our jeweler for all if our needs. Wonderful experience and wonderful service!
9/20/2012 Read More
My husband selected Skylight for my engagement ring because of the beautiful designs and high quality rings. We had our wedding bands custom designed and made by Spencer, and this was one of the best parts of the….
1/14/2014 Read More
Very knowledgeable staff and beautiful pieces. They can also make you anything that you’d like. I was staying at the Omni and needed my ring cleaned and happened to pop in….
My opal engagement ring is my fiancé’s great grandmothers and needed some repair when it was given to me. We had gone to a different jeweller and he completely botched the job and not even a year later one of the opals fell out on a trip. We thought we had done our home work on finding someone who could work with opals, but this time we looked a bit harder. On our next trip to Boston we stopped at Skylight and I just got my ring back yesterday (two week turn around). I couldn’t be more happy! Not only did he find an opal to replace the missing one the day we were there, but the ring has never looked better. The band looks amazing. After having been worn for almost a century he got most of the details to still shine through. The opal settings which looked incredibly messy after the first guy now look clean and as if they belong on the ring. If I ever need to have it fixed again, I’m just going to send it straight to this guy. After months of worrying about finding the right person, I’m so glad we went to Skylight Jewelers!
05/23/2016 Read More
My wife and I had our wedding rings made here, and we could not be happier. My ring is platinum with a patterned rose gold inlay that was very complex to forge. The metallurgy of putting gold inlay on a ring is not straightforward and the pattern is quite specific in its composition–also, I wanted it off-center. Spencer was able to achieve all of these things, and the result is magnificent.
My wife’s wedding band had a different set of challenges. Her engagement ring is a vintage ring (~90-100 years old) with intricately detailed engraving all around, and her hands are delicate. In addition to his own depth of skill, his workshop and extended network are also deeply talented–he was able to find an engraver who could properly, and beautifully, replicate the vintage engraving from the engagement ring for the wedding band. They match perfectly.
In addition to the pure skill of his craftsmanship, Spencer has an incredible sense of artistic aesthetics. He intuitively understands what types of shapes best complement what types of hands and fingers. And he really listened to us throughout the process.
I am still amazed that he was able to create these rings that embody so much in terms of personal stylistic preferences. He was able to craft a wedding band for my wife that did justice to her slender delicate hands, and he was able to forge a ring that makes my pudgy, padded Vienna Sausage fingers somehow look graceful.
Lastly, the prices he charged were no more than at any other place we looked at but, in our opinion, the quality of the craftsmanship and the level of service he offered us was unparalleled.
People like Spencer are part of an ever-diminishing class of true craftsmen. The opportunity to have our rings made by him is something I will always appreciate.