Owners Ryan Gilmore, and Tony Schaefer are both born and raised Minnesota boys. They are both from the Twin Cities area, and both have an extensive background in the jewelry business.
In 2007, owner Ryan J. Gilmore attended the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in Carlsbad, CA, where he became a GIA certified gemologist. After graduation, he moved back to MN where he managed a family-owned jewelry store for one year. He then attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he received his bachelors in Business Administration specializing in marketing with a professional sales emphasis. After graduation from UWEC, Ryan moved to Chicago where he was a sales rep for 2 years. “I loved what I did, but there was something missing. I missed the jewelry industry and had so many friends asking me to help them out with engagement rings, watches and other jewelry, that I saw a great opportunity to open my own store.” In December of 2014, his dreams became a reality when he opened R&M Diamonds in the Uptown area. Through his contacts in the business, he met Tony.
Tony Schaefer has worked in the jewelry business for 16 years. He has worked with Gordon’s Jewelers, Zales, Jareds, and the Shane Co. in both sales and management positions. He is certified with GIA and has extensive knowledge in the diamond and gemstone fields. Tony is also a certified auctioneer, having attended the Worldwide College of Auctioneering. With his creative mind and his years in the business, he has taken on the designer role as well, and couldn’t be happier. Realizing they could create quite the dynamic pairing, they decided to team up and MSP Jewelers was born. They are the only fully-customizable jewelry store in the Twin Cities, specialize in custom pieces you won’t find anywhere else, along with their unique vintage timepiece collection.
“You won’t find anyone in the industry more passionate when it comes to jewelry and watches than us. We’ve worked our whole lives to get where we’re at today, and we are so excited to see what tomorrow brings.” –Ryan Gilmore, Owner
“We encourage all of our customers to shop our competition, because we are confident that you wont find a better value and overall experience, not to mention level of honesty and transparency that we can offer every customer. And by shopping other stores, it only solidifies what we do at MSP. “ –Tony Schaefer, Owner
Address: 2909 Bryant Ave. S. Suite #104 – Minneapolis, MN 55408
Tues - Fri: 10:00 - 6:00pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only
Sunday - Monday: Closed