Why you should work with us

Custom Designed Jewelry

As Vermont’s exclusive custom jewelry designer, The Vermont Gem Lab specializes in jewelry and engagement rings made from 100% recycled metals, ideal cut GIA certified diamonds and conflict-free sapphires and gemstones.

Advanced Jewelry Appraisal

The Vermont Gem Lab has Vermont’s only ASA Master Gemologist Appraiser and is the only AGA Certified Gemological Laboratory in the state. We have a full gemological laboratory, modern software, and jeweler’s studio with state-of-the-art equipment.

Antique Jewelry Restorations

The VT Gem Lab is one of Vermont’s only Jewelry Stores that offers on-the-spot jewelry repair with a JA Certified Bench Jeweler Technician.  Repair and restoration is performed in the most advanced jewelry store in the state of Vermont, with AGA Gem Lab certification and a Rofin laser welder.

Engagement Ring Manual

Choosing the Right Ring

Choosing an engagement ring is one of the most important decisions of your life.  Your engagement ring should be beautiful, timeless, and representative of your tastes.  In addition, your ring should also be durable and designed to withstand your many happy years to come.

The Process

Creating an engagement ring is a journey you take with your jeweler. Your role is to explain the colors, designs, motifs, and symbols that appeal to you. Be honest with your jeweler!
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“I LOVE the ring and I rarely take it off! It fits perfectly and I absolutely adore it. Several friends, including our veterinarian and staff, were brought to tears when I showed it to them. It’s so special to me, and those close to me know how special it is – everyone LOVES the cat ear prongs!”
Karen Tucker
Burlington, VT
“The ring that you made is absolutely beautiful and unique and I love it more every time I look at it. I am so lucky to have such a lovely piece of jewelry, and an awesome man to go with it.”
Jessica Colbourne
Waterbury, VT
“Great news! We are now engaged. I proposed this weekend while we were away in NH on top of Mt. Cardigan. Molly loves the ring and thinks it came out perfectly. It suits her very well. ”
Mark Hall
Burlington, VT

I love listening to my clients. The more that I can hear, see, discuss, share, and absorb, the greater my ability gets to take their vision and turn it into a wearable piece of art. A piece that will be cherished for generations to come.

Kennon Young