About Us

The Vermont Gem Lab was founded in the South End of Burlington, Vermont in January 2004. It currently operates on Church Street in Burlington, VT.

The VT Gem Lab is an AGA Certified Gemological Laboratory (#47). It is also equipped with a Rofin Laser welder, a secure premise, Computer Aided Design software, a Formlabs Form 2 3D printer, and a full jeweler’s workshop.

Kennon Young is also the creator and designer at Starlust Jewelry.

“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

“I had about given up on ever getting my  bone pin repaired/adjusted, I just couldn’t find a jeweler who would touch it..  Then on a trip back home to Vermont I was told about your Lab. Just received my pin back in the mail, and I couldn’t be happier!  The work was professional, completely fit the retro style of the ivory pin, and the added bail has now enabled me to wear the jewelry as a pin or on a chain.  I couldn’t be happier with your work or your service.  Thanks Kennon…I will definitely spread the word…you are a treasure.”

— Lorayne Mundy, Ohio

“Kennon, your work is truly unique & Amazing!!!”

— Ana Anderson, 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

“Having known Kennon for over a year I hired him to create a one of a kind engagement ring for my girlfriend. Being the high-maintenance client that I am, I provided him a list of over 10 rings each with a specific feature that I liked. Kennon exceeded my expectations, came in under budget, and was amazing to work with. He is amazingly talented and highly personable. I couldn’t be happier, especially since she said yes to my proposal. I have no words to describe how impressed I am with ever part of this process. ”

— Brian Swichkow Burlington, 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