Greg's Jewelry

Greg’s Jewelry is a locally-owned business that does retail and repair of gold, silver and platinum. Greg Wheeler opened the jewelry shop in Mound City, Missouri. He stands next to a plaque celebrating 30 years of business.

Greg’s Jewelry is a locally-owned business that does retail and repair of gold, silver and platinum. Greg Wheeler said he opened the jewelry shop in Mound City, Missouri, around 31 years ago. “When I was younger, I used to pick up rocks on the farm,” Wheeler said. “I was always interested in it. This just lead me into making jewelry.” He graduated from a jewelry and engraving school in Little Rock, Arkansas. After enrolling in the former Trenton Jewelry School, he returned back to Mound City and set-up a shop. Wheeler said he is one of the only shops in the region that does hand engravings. He said he has worked with customers that have had a diversity of needs. “I’ve restored engraved pocket watches,” Wheeler said. “I’ve also done a lot of ring crests and family crests. I can do wax seal rings which are tough because you have to engrave in reverse.” He is a master stone setter for wedding and engagement rings. “I can do the invisible sets that came out awhile back,” Wheeler said. “The gold is actually cast directly onto the diamonds and the diamonds are grooved on the back side, So if they aren’t cast just right, sometimes the diamonds come out. Being a hand engraver, I’m one of the few who can recut those grooves and put the diamonds back in place.” Wheeler said he does rock cutting and polishing. “I mostly cut opal, turquoise and lapis,” Wheeler said. “But I’ve also cut a lot of courts. I’ve learned not every rock is profitable to cut. I can often times buy them cheaper than I can cut them for my time.” He has a laser welder on sight so he can work with the more unusual metals including sterling silver. In addition, he does picture framing and matting. “I do professional mat cutting,” Wheeler said. “I have options such as regular glass, non-glare glass and museum glass. I have my own equipment and can cut my own frames if I need to and I do the work on sight.” Greg’s Jewelry is located at 307 E.5th Street in Mound City, Missouri. Their normal hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The shop is temporarily closed due to nationwide coronavirus concerns. They can be contacted by phone at 660-442-3739.

Greg’s Jewelry is a locally-owned business that does retail and repair of gold, silver and platinum.

Greg Wheeler said he opened the jewelry shop in Mound City, Missouri, around 31 years ago.

“When I was younger, I used to pick up rocks on the farm,” Wheeler said. “I was always interested in it. This just lead me into making jewelry.”

He graduated from a jewelry and engraving school in Little Rock, Arkansas. After enrolling in the former Trenton Jewelry School, he returned back to Mound City and set-up a shop.

Wheeler said he is one of the only shops in the region that does hand engravings. He said he has worked with customers that have had a diversity of needs.

“I’ve restored engraved pocket watches,” Wheeler said. “I’ve also done a lot of ring crests and family crests. I can do wax seal rings which are tough because you have to engrave in reverse.”

He is a master stone setter for wedding and engagement rings.

“I can do the invisible sets that came out awhile back,” Wheeler said. “The gold is actually cast directly onto the diamonds and the diamonds are grooved on the back side, So if they aren’t cast just right, sometimes the diamonds come out. Being a hand engraver, I’m one of the few who can recut those grooves and put the diamonds back in place.”

Wheeler said he does rock cutting and polishing.

“I mostly cut opal, turquoise and lapis,” Wheeler said. “But I’ve also cut a lot of courts. I’ve learned not every rock is profitable to cut. I can often times buy them cheaper than I can cut them for my time.”

He has a laser welder on sight so he can work with the more unusual metals including sterling silver.

In addition, he does picture framing and matting.

“I do professional mat cutting,” Wheeler said. “I have options such as regular glass, non-glare glass and museum glass. I have my own equipment and can cut my own frames if I need to and I do the work on sight.”

Greg’s Jewelry is located at 307 E.5th Street in Mound City, Missouri. Their normal hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The shop is temporarily closed due to nationwide coronavirus concerns.

They can be contacted by phone at 660-442-3739.