Thomas Stencel and his family have been running Stencel Jewelers for over 20 years. They offer expert European craftsmanship in their designs. They recently re-located to a new location on Main Street in East Greenwich, so we checked in with Thomas about how to find the right pieces for yourself and your loved ones.
How did you get into the jewelry business?
I got into the jewelry business because of my passion for crafting and designing. I grew up in Europe where there is a great amount jewelry-making history. The field had always interested me and I found myself studying under a few of the best in this business while in Wroclaw, Poland.
What is your favorite kind of project to work on?
My favorite projects to work on for customers are personalized designs. I enjoy the whole process from start to finish. I start by creating the design idea and then translate that idea into carving the wax for the mold. Next I begin to cast the metals and set the stones and move on to finishing the final piece. I love seeing an idea come to life.
What is your recommendation for someone looking for a classic, timeless piece of jewelry for a loved one?
Make sure you choose something just right for that particular person. It’s always great to know the personal style and take into account the taste of the recipient and let that inform your choices. You want to make sure you select something that speaks to them, and that they will treasure forever. We also offer a wide range of antique and estate jewelry here, which make great unique gifts that you can’t find everywhere.
What do you have for men?
We carry of all kinds of jewelry for men as well here at Stencel Jewelers. We have everything from watches, chains and bracelets to cufflinks and a large selection of titanium rings. We will always do our best to accommodate the client’s needs. If we don’t have something you might be looking for, we are always willing to order it for you or help you to create a design for you and make the piece in-house.
40 Main St, East Greenwich