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New Gild Jewelers

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About This Vendor

New Gild Jewelers co-owners Jen and Kelsey are anything but ordinary jewelers.  They met working at a jewelry store, and they knew deep down that they wanted something more for their clients and something more for their community.  Both artists, they came from very different paths.  Jen is an Army veteran and also a corporate veteran, having spent decades working away in white-collar land.  Kelsey learned his trade here in the Twin Cities right after high school, and has worked as a jeweler ever since.  Jen is GIA certified in diamonds, colored stones, and pearls--and Kelsey is a master jeweler.

Together and with their team, they work intuitively with clients to design and create incredible talismans of love, commitment, and empowerment that reflect their wearers' deepest values and personal aesthetics.

New Gild is strongly committed to diversity; Jen and Kelsey have made rings for same-sex couples long before their marriages were legal in Minnesota.  They welcome people and couples of all kinds, truly exemplifying the "all are welcome here" ideology announced on their sandwich board.

In a town filled with jewelers, Jen and Kelsey pride themselves on their unique business model.  While New Gild has a full gallery boasting the work of at least a dozen local artists, they have no salespeople on their team.  Instead, they educate visitors about metals, gemstones, and jewelry art--and sometimes, those folks buy something.  Jen and Kelsey design together, uniting technical and aesthetic elements on every piece.  Eschewing stuffy, suit-wearing salespeople hanging out by the doors to pounce on guests, their team is welcoming, friendly, and approachable.

They may be casual and comfortable, but they're mad professional.  You'll feel it as soon as you step through the door.

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New Gild Jewelers Reviews

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Andrew Oehmke, said on Aug 8th, 2019
New Gild is amazing. I was fortunate to meet Kelsey and Jen, through a reference, and have a custom engagement ring built. Kelsey and Jen were very welcoming and excited about the ring idea. When they came back to show me their design, I was blown away. Then, when the ring was finished, I couldn't believe how beautiful it was and was so happy they could make an idea into a reality. New Gild ilwas professional, friendly and on time. Great experience. Wonderful people.
Joseph Bergman, said on Aug 8th, 2019
I had a wonderful experience with New Gild. Jen worked with me to design a custom piece for my someone and she did a magnificent job translating the vague abstractions and suggestions I was able to provide her with into a one of kind piece that was able to express the emotions I wanted to convey in a way that I’d struggled to precisely outline myself. I can’t thank her and the team at New Gild enough for their help and for producing the piece under budget and on a demanding timeline. I highly recommend using New Gild and Jen if you’re looking for something that will wow your loved one.
Grace Boone, said on Aug 8th, 2019
TLDR: Awesome work, fantastic people, I have my dream ring! Long version: I was looking around to find engagement and wedding rings this year, and wasn't finding what I wanted in styles that were made to last, so I decided to invest in a custom-made band, and just get one ring to rule them all (these are the jokes). I checked out several jewelers before choosing New Gild Jewelers to make my forever ring. I chose them, because I could tell that Jen would understand my need to be really specific and yes, picky, because this is my wedding ring, and I'm going to wear it forever. I also felt confident that the ring she and Kelsey would create could handle my active, animal-filled life. Jen took time working through several CAD iterations with me until we finally settled on the perfect design. Kelsey worked hard to make the ring a reality, and today when I went in to pick up my adjusted resin engagement ring (they can do anything here!), they surprised me with my finished wedding ring!! It was done waayyy faster than I had expected, and it is absolutely perfect! I was soo stressed out, worrying that maybe I wouldn't like the real thing, or it would look too wide, etc. (I'm a worrier, if you can't tell), but it is absolutely amazing. My dream ring has become a reality, and I was so excited when they showed it to me that I basically burst into tears!! I cannot thank Jen and Kelsey enough for working so hard to create this one-of-a-kind piece of artwork for me that I can wear forever. I am more than happy. Thank you both!!!
Mike Oakes, said on Aug 8th, 2019
I couldn't have been made to feel more at ease during what I imagined would be a stressful journey navigating the perfect ring for the perfect person in my life. My jitters and insecurities were immediately waylaid thanks to the care and kindness of Kelsey and Jen. Though they might have had an easy mark in me, they were forthright, honest and more than helpful in putting together what turned out to be an amazing piece of jewelry. I won't visit another jeweler again. I'm hooked. I'm sold. You should be too.
Alan Ritchie Jr, said on Aug 8th, 2019
We commissioned New Gild for a non-traditional engagement ring repair, and were thrilled with the outcome! They discussed all of our options for repair in great detail, kept us in the loop during the repair process, and improved both the integrity and appearance of the setting. Jen and Kelsey are both passionate about their craft and it shows. We’ll definitely be going back to New Gild for future repairs and commissions. Highly recommended!
Philip Husom, said on Aug 8th, 2019
I cannot overstate how awesome these people are! I was looking for an engagement ring but couldn't seem to find anything that fit our tastes. Based on my description of my girlfriend and what she wanted in a ring, Jen found the perfect stone. New Gild really wants to know what they're making and whom it's for, and their approach absolutely pays off. My wife and I are absolutely thrilled with the engagement ring they created. Of course we went back to New Gild for wedding bands, and they made exactly the bands we were looking for.
Reyna Meinhardt, said on Aug 8th, 2019
My Fiancé and I looked at a traditional jewelery shop and didn’t love anything we saw right away. Our next stop was New Gild where we met Jen. She was so helpful and friendly and showed us stunning custom work that we fell in love right away. We were planning on looking at a few other shops that night, but after leaving the shop and walking about a block - we turned back around and committed to having New Gild create our rings! We just loved everything about their work! The entire process was so professional and fun, and my ring is by far the most beautiful I have ever seen (and I’ve looked through a lot of Instagram/Pinterest photos). I can’t recommend New Gild enough!
Emily Day, said on Aug 8th, 2019
New Gild was only the second jeweler's that my fiancee and I went to in search of an engagement ring and from the moment we entered we were blown away. Jenifer's selection of hand made artisan rings were both unique and stunningly beautiful. We were after something different, and Jenifer seemed to read our minds, showing us several rings that we absolutely fell in love with. We eventually chose a gorgeous ring designed and made by Kelsey and couldn't be happier. If you are looking for a ring or other pieces then make sure New Gild is first on your list to go and see. Stop in and see for yourself!
Dane Goede, said on Aug 8th, 2019
Jen and Kelsey were exactly the people I was looking for to make a special project and a vision in my head become reality for my amazing wife. I presented them with a sort of gemstone challenge with some geode pieces of sentimental value to us and not only were they able to confidently discuss logistics of mounting such oddly shaped and somewhat fragile pieces as I'd expect experienced experts in the field to do, but they also quickly interpreted and executed my vision for the shapes and aesthetics of the pieces without missing a beat. Very impressed, very pleased with the outcome.
Parker Anderson-Genne, said on Aug 8th, 2019
I work in the neighborhood and New Gild came highly recommended. They are wonderful people, who do beautiful work. I had my vintage engagement ring restored and it is just gorgeous thanks to their artistic expertise. Highly recommend and look forward to returning in the future.