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, Ryan J. Gilmore attended the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in Carlsbad, CA, where he became a GIA certified gemologist. While attending GIA, Ryan had the opportunity to meet and build relationships with friends from all over the world! Ryan 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 graduating from UWEC, Ryan moved to Chicago where he was an outside sales rep for 2 years. “I loved what I did in Chicago, 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, Ryan's dreams became a reality when he opened R&M Diamonds in the Uptown area. By 2018, Ryan built a business and reputation on both the wholesale and retail side of the industry. This is when Ryan decided to turn R&M Diamonds into the wholesale side of the business and launch a brand new retail store with Tony Schaefer, MSP Jewelers!
Tony Schaefer has worked in the jewelry business for 16 years. 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, Tony was a perfect fit for MSP Jewelers and he couldn’t be happier. MSP Jewelers is the only fully-customizable jewelry store in the Twin Cities, specializing 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 MSP Jewelers. 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
“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
Address: 2909 Bryant Ave. S. Suite #104 – Minneapolis, MN 55408
Tues - Fri: 10:00 - 6:00pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only
Sunday - Monday: Closed