About Master Jewelers
ARTISANS AND CRAFTSMAN AT HEART
The passion to create beauty with precious gems and metals thrills us, as well as our clients. You are an individual with a unique style, and we believe your jewelry should reflect the creativity within. Whether it’s an engagement ring, a wedding ring, a Valentine’s Day gift, or another special moment, Master Jewelers partners with you to create and design the jewelry that will last a lifetime. Your jewelry is a representation of a moment, frozen in time: This is what it means to fall in love.
Since 1992, Master Jewelers has provided award-winning custom designs. We have partnered with other respected designers from around the world to provide you with one-of-a-kind, exclusive jewelry collections. Our MasterTech Services offer a range of features such as repairs, cleaning, and appraisals.
Please visit our jewelry showroom to discover a world of beauty, design, and love.
WHAT IS A MASTER JEWELER?
One of the highest certifications is to be a JA Certified Master Bench Jeweler – a Master Jeweler. This certification requires four levels of testing which includes a Master Jeweler exam that requires the candidate to create three highly-complex jewelry pieces. These take 40 hours to complete and accompany an extensive written text demonstrating gem treatments, safety issues, and technical knowledge.
Business and ethics are not separate. This is why we are committed to sourcing Conflict Free diamonds. Putting people before profits IS good business.
High-quality diamonds should not come at great social and environmental cost. We are also committed to the adoption of Fair Trade, helping the workers and their families create a better life for themselves. We source diamonds from mines that adhere to strict labor, trade, and environmental standards.
THE TALENT WHO BRINGS OUR BRAND TO LIFE.
Master Jewelers are made up of people who are “masters” in their own right. It is because of them, we have been able to serve our clients with passion and artistry.
Michael Neylon – President and Master Craftsman
Michael was born and raised on the Southside of Indianapolis. He planned to attend Ball State University, but happened upon the jewelry industry by chance and instantly fell in love. He began a Master Craftsman apprenticeship with DDI in 1984, during which he won many awards in custom design, model-making, and stone setting.
Shortly thereafter he began a wholesale business performing repairs and custom work for many of the jewelers in Central Indiana. He has been serving the retail jewelry customers of central Indiana since 1990 and still enjoys working on the bench, transforming client’s jewelry dreams into reality.
In his spare time, Mike enjoys anything to do with racing, the Colts, or the Pacers, and spending time down on his property outside of Bloomington.
Patrick G. – Master Craftsman
Patrick has been in the jewelry business for over 20 years, 18 of which have been right here at Master Jewelers. In this time, he has performed jewelry repair, reconstruction, and creation for the majority of the retail jewelers in the greater Indianapolis area. Patrick also enjoys high-end watches and the mechanical intricacies that they contain.
His passions outside of work include writing, producing, and playing music, as well as spending time with his daughter.
Genevieve R. – Graduate Gemologist
Genevieve has collected jewelry, gemstones, and rough mineral specimens as a hobby as long as she can remember. After attending Indiana University and working in her degree field, she just couldn’t shake the jewelry bug and decided to become both an Accredited Jewelry Professional and Graduate Gemologist through the Gemological Institute of America. Her jewelry interests range from vintage costume and estate jewelry to high end, rare gemstones.
When she is not in the store, you can find Genevieve traveling or enjoying unique experiences that Indianapolis has to offer.
Mike B. – Jewelry Expert
Some of Mike’s favorite moments during his 25-year history in the jewelry industry have been helping couples begin their lives together. He makes such a bond with his bridal clients that, years later, many have sent their children to purchase their engagement rings from him. He also has a personal interest in vintage jewelry and watches, especially the history behind them.
If you ever need advice on a new restaurant to try, Mike is the guy to ask!
Don W. – Jewelry Expert
Don began making his mark on the jewelry industry way back in 1959. Prior to becoming a salesman, he spent 35 years working as a craftsman and has many amazing works on his resume, including hand engraving a silver medallion for Pope John Paul II.
Don loves to share his vast knowledge of jewelry and jokes that one of his hobbies is pestering the rest of us here at Masters.
Christine G. – Jewelry Expert
With a degree in creative writing from Ball State, not only does Christine add an extra dimension to our social media and marketing, but she also enjoys conjuring up creative ways for clients to express their emotions and personalities in custom jewelry. Outside of work, Christine enjoys hunting for discarded treasures, crafting, and spending time with her family.