about the owner ⁓ ken keehn
Ken has been creating custom designs and hand-crafted jewelry pieces for over 40 years. After graduating from Gem City College with a degree in Horology, watchmaking and commercial jewelry, Ken worked with multiple jewelers in the Chicago-land area perfecting his craft. In 1985 Ken started a wholesale jewelry & manufacturing company, a small shop-based location in Crystal Lake where he did contract manufacturing for multiple retail jewelry chain stores. After many years of doing contract manufacturing, he decided it would be more fulfilling to serve his community. In 1997 he opened a retail jewelry & manufacturing location in Algonquin, to fill the market need for an expert diamond setter, restoration and repair master, and unique custom designer. Still using some of the forgotten techniques of hand wax carving, stone setting, and metal smithing, working with gold, platinum, and silver.