About the jeweler: I am Lowell Jaeger (aka “Lencho”). I have been silversmithing for more than four decades, and I have been an English Professor at Flathead Valley Community College for almost as long. Lucky me . . . I enjoy both of my vocations!
On the Jaeger Jewelry website, you will view photos of many of my creations — rings, pendants, and bracelets. All items pictured are hand-wrought from sterling silver and signed by the artist. Each piece is a one of a kind, created with care from design-conception to final polish.
In building my jewelry, I begin by falling in love with a particular stone. I cut and polish freeform semi-precious stones. The shape and color of a particular stone will nudge me toward various aesthetic choices. Slowly, the design emerges around the stone. It’s a somewhat mysterious process, but very rewarding to witness move by move.
The jewelry I hand-create can be found at my son, Aamon Jaeger’s, rock and fossil shop in Kalispell, MT at 103 East Cottonwood Drive. The Kalispell Rock Shop. The hours are Monday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm. From time to time I do a special little jewelry show and I crack some geodes too! When I do this, I always post when and where on my Facebook page: Jaeger Jewelry and Lowell Jaeger, Montana Poet Laureate 2017-2019 , Follow me on Facebook for these special shows.