About

the story behind the brand

Morgan Fleming, President and Founder

Jewelry by Morgan was founded in 1986 by Morgan Fleming.  The original location was in historic downtown Parkville, Missouri on Main Street.

Having worked in the jewelry industry, both as a diamond broker and a wholesale service shop since 1980, Morgan's expertise in quality and craftsmanship soon took hold!  Jewelry by Morgan quickly became known as a nationally recognized design store.  In 1988, Morgan Fleming secured the sole license with the Grateful Dead rock band to design and sell fine jewelry using Grateful Dead logos.  Soon thereafter, he began work on a project inspired by the objects of jeweled art created by Carl Peter Faberge. This project of building a jeweled egg in the style of Faberge also brought far-reaching publicity and respect for Jewelry by Morgan.  Soon the company was able to move to Boardwalk Square Shopping Center in the Kansas City, Missouri Northland.

The growth of the business boomed with many original designs being commissioned by both private individuals and the jewelry manufacturers.  As the retail side of the business grew, the wholsale arena was phased out and Jewelry by Morgan's complete attention and energy was focused on servicing the surrounding community.  Jewelry by Morgan has succeeded by focusing on extraordinary design, faultless craftsmanship and impeccable service for its clients.

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