Store owner and bench jeweler working on a custom piece.

Mike Teel is the store owner. After leaving Western Michigan University’s Jewelry and Sculpture department in 1987, he apprenticed into the retail jewelry trade. He has over 30 years of experience at the bench; producing and maintaining fine jewelry.

Jackie is a bench jeweler at Teel Jewelers. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University, Bachelor of Fine Arts Program emphasizing in Metals and Jewelry. Her skills include silver and gold fabrication and repair, custom design, bead stringing, pearl knotting, and engraving.

Chip is the Team Manager at Teel Jewelers. He has a Masters in Human Resource Management and 20 years of customer care experience.

Richard is a part time sales associate at Teel Jewelers. He has 16 years in the jewelry industry working in a range of positions from customer service to jewelry production.

Gerald is an appraiser at Teel Jewelers. He is a graduate of Gem City College of Jewelry Design and Fabrication and has over 40 years of experience in the jewelry industry right here in Kalamazoo.

Cecilia is a part time marketing executive at Teel Jewelers. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology, focusing on East African Adornment. She has worked in the jewelry industry for 8 years and in retail management for 10 years. She also fabricates copper, silver, and gold jewelry.