ABOUT LEGACY DIAMOND & GEMS
THIRD GENERATION JEWELERS
Overwhelming appeals for a high quality, locally-owned jewelry store has led to the opening of a “new generation style” jewelry store. Spencer Kraft and Tom Kraft present Legacy Diamond & Gems—carrying on the integrity from two previous generations.
Legacy Diamond & Gems was founded by Spencer Kraft & Thomas Kraft in January 2018.
In creating Legacy Diamond & Gems we drew upon our family’s previous two generations of experience in the fine jewelry business. Knowing that we wanted to continue in the jewelry industry while keeping the legacy of our family’s values, with our own modern touch to bring customers a unique shopping experience.
Spencer S. Kraft, Co-Owner & Co-Founder
GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional
He has completed five courses from the Gemological Institute of America and is a GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional. In 2016, Jewelers of America awarded Spencer with the JA Certified Senior Management Professional (CSMP) designation – the second and highest level of the Jewelers of America Professional Management Certification Program. The certification is the Jewelers of America’s recognition that consumers can be confident and secure in trusting the skills and knowledge that Spencer offers. Spencer’s career has also included time working in the telecommunications field and previously owning his own small business.
Spencer is excited to draw on his love for the jewelry trade and his family history as a third-generation jeweler. His vision is to create for valued customers a new, modern fine jewelry shopping experience at the Kraft family’s storied location on Main Street.
Spencer, a Wyoming native, also is active in the Sheridan community and has a particular passion for supporting the local downtown area. He has volunteered with Downtown Sheridan Association since 2010 and chairs the 3rd Thursday Street Festival and Historic Downtown Promotions committees. Spencer also served as president for the CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy board in 2016.
When he’s not volunteering or at the shop (and admittedly, those two pursuits don’t leave time for much else!), Spencer travels as often—and as far across the globe–as possible while also focusing on his better half plus his friends and family.
Thomas J. Kraft, Co-Owner & Co- Founder
GIA Graduate Gemologist
Tom worked at Kraft’s Jewelry until 1997 when other opportunities took him to St. George, Utah where he worked for one of the oldest jewelers in the area until 2013. Another opportunity again came along for Tom when in 2013 he moved to Tulsa, OK and went to work for one of the most successful single location, independently owned jewelry stores in the United States. There he learned many skills and knowledge to compete and succeed in today’s web based business world.
Tom’s love of community has always been close to his heart, serving many years on the Sheridan Noon Lion’s Club Board of Directors and then as President. In St. George, Utah he served on the activities committee of the Historic Downtown Association and was instrumental in promoting downtown businesses. Tom also dedicated countless hours to the Inter mountain Jewelers Association, serving for nearly two decades on the Board of Directors and as President of the organization. He was also named Jeweler of the Year in a voting among his peers in the four state organization. Tom is so excited to be back in the Sheridan community he has always called home.
Graduate Bench Jeweler
Mr. Ziegler finished top of his class out of 23 other jewelers throughout the United States. He also earned the distinction of being one of only two jewelers in the 20-year history of the school to construct two handmade rings in the allotted time for the final test.
Tom Kraft, co-owner of Legacy Diamond & Gems, said: “In my 36 years of being in the jewelry industry Allen is the most complete and perhaps the finest quality jeweler I have ever worked with”. We are so pleased with the addition of Allen to our team earlier this year and the capabilities he brings to our business. We are now able to offer virtually 100% of our jewelry repairs done in house with 24 hour express service available.
The New Approach Jewelers School is considered one of the finest schools in the country lead by head instructor and owner, Blaine Lewis. One top industry leader said the following:
“We believe that Blaine Lewis is the most talented trainer of jewelry manufacturing anywhere. His knowledge, experience, and approach builds an instant trust and rapport with all of the students that attended his classes. Blaine is a trusted part of our success of our Manufacturing organization.” – Michael Kane, VP of Manufacturing, Tiffany & Co.
Kraft invites all who have come to expect the finest quality jewelry and service to bring in their jewelry repairs for a free quotation. Legacy Diamond & Gems, where quality and value are always guaranteed!
GIA Applied Jewelry Professional
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