Edward Spencer has been creating custom jewelry since 1972 when he graduated from Boston University with a degree in Comparative Religions. In 1974 he moved his shop out of his living room where he would meet with customers and founded Skylight Jewelers in the center of downtown Boston. This first shop was located on the top floor of the Jewelers Building, and the skylight that illuminated the workspace also inspired the name for the company.
Spencer entered the world of jewelry making first as a gem cutter and gem enthusiast before segueing into custom jewelry design. His intimate knowledge of gemstone material, from rough rock to cut and finished gems, is evident in his wide-ranging use of rare and unusual material, especially the Ceylon moonstone into which he carves and then sets with gold and diamonds. Spencer combines this knowledge with his design creativity to blend gems and metals, and create something beautiful and harmonious.