Kellie Stonger Fine Jewelry
Kellie Stonger Fine Jewelry (KSFJ) is an independent, private jeweler based in Denver, Colorado specializing in the design and production of custom and semi-custom fine jewelry pieces. With a thoughtful and tailored approach to customer care, Kellie works closely with individuals and couples to commemorate and celebrate life’s sweetest and most important moments through the creation and collection of fine jewelry — including engagement rings, special occasion gifts, and repurposed heirlooms.
Founded in 2017 by owner Kellie Stonger, KSFJ brings a mindful approach to design and believes that every piece of jewelry has a story that begins from the time it is created to the moment it is handed down to the next generation. She combines her keen knowledge of jewelry design and gemology from her studies at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in London with her global experience living throughout Europe. Kellie works closely with clients to be sure she is enhancing your vision with high quality pieces that fit preferences and price points. No matter your jewelry need, KSFJ is your personal fine jewelry specialist!
What do you consider your style to be? As a client-focused jeweler, the process of personal jewelry design becomes less about my style and more about the couples I am assisting. I take on the role of a guide and build a strong rapport by asking the right questions to discover exactly what my customers envision, even if they don’t have the right words to articulate their wishes or particular jewelry style. From big bling to understated and timeless, I am always eager to bring the perfect jewelry pieces to life and make sure your style is at the forefront.
How did you get started in the wedding industry? Working in the wedding industry closely followed my journey into fine jewelry. I got my first taste for the industry while assisting a local jewelry designer with her wholesale business. I learned so much from that experience and fell fast and hard for the fine jewelry industry. A short time later, while living abroad, I started my own private buying business and attended international jewelry and gem trade shows which opened my eyes even more to my love of gems (especially diamonds!). After a move to London, I studied design and diamond grading at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and started Kellie Stonger Fine Jewelry in 2017 to share my passion through tangible creations that fulfilled my creative purpose and served my clients. I love being a part of such a special time of people’s lives and hope to make the experience as simple (and special) as possible.
What are your favorite kinds of couples to work with? Are you in love? If your answer is a big “YES!” than I think we will get along great! Jewelry buying is such an intimate experience and I cherish the couples that allow me to assist them in such an important buying decision. Almost all of the clients I work with become dear friends — through the design process we really get to know one another, and I am honored that they trust me to share in a part of their love story and beyond.
What is your favorite part about a wedding? Being the first stop on the wedding adventure is such an honor and I feel privileged to be part of so many love stories! The thought and emotion that goes into creating and selecting THE PERFECT ring for their person — their forever love — melts my heart…every…single…time. I get to witness such extraordinary moments for both the proposee and the couple. Many people do not get the chance to see this side of their partner and I wish I could bottle that moment up to share with the recipient. I like to think I put the love and sincerity I see during my consultations into the pieces my clients wear.