About us

Katherine Spencer

Katherine earned her BFA with highest honors from The Rochester Institute of Technology in 2004.  Her major was Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing. She worked for 2 years in New York for Richards and West Jewelry Manufacturing as a bench jeweler.  She then went back to Rochester and earned her MST (Master of Science in Teaching, 2006).  She went on to teach K-12 Art in Hundred, WV.  While teaching, Katherine created her own jewelry lines.  She sold them at craft fairs and online until she came to Morgantown in 2013 where she worked as a jewelry designer and bench goldsmith for 5 years.  Her goal from the start was to open her own jewelry design business and that goal has been achieved with the grand opening of Spencer and Kuehn.

Katherine Spencer

John P. Kuehn

John went to the University of Tennessee and graduated with a PhD in Resource Economics. He taught economics at WVU for 15 years but also had a goal of opening his own business. He took the courses to become a Gemologist from the Gemological institute of America (GIA) and opened in an office in Downtown Morgantown in 1976. He expanded that into several retail jewelry stores over the years while always providing custom designs as well as the designs of major fine jewelry industry artists.

John P. Kuehn

Spencer and Kuehn

This partnership evolved naturally when Katherine expressed her desire to open her own business and John expressed his desire not to retire. Specializing in custom design and exceptional customer service is a natural outflow from the combined expertise of Katherine and John. Spencer and Kuehn is the twenty first century evolution of the Jewelry business. On the premises they are able to hand fabricate fine jewelry using thousand year old techniques that they combine with 21st century technology. They use a torch as well as a laser to make fine designer creations. They also have an App that can be downloaded to your phone, tablet or laptop that will allow you to design your own creations. Through the App, you can work with Spencer and Kuehn to create that one-of-a-kind heirloom that you will pass on some day to your grandchildren and great grandchildren.


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Spencer & Kuehn
Fine Jewelry Studio
320 High Street
Morgantown, WV - 26505


Open Studio Hours

Monday – Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm