Andy Marcum - Retail Store Co-Owner/Graduate Diamond Expert
I love the beauty of diamonds. I enjoy working with people, whether they are choosing engagement rings, wedding bands, anniversary gifts, or fashion pieces. Jewelry is a happy occasion. People have fun picking out their jewelry. I think it should be an enjoyable process, not an intimidating one.
I am one of the co-owners of the Spexton store on Cherry Street in Tulsa. I started working with Nate and Greg at Spexton in 2009 as their go-to source for diamonds and gemstones. We collectively decided to join forces and open a retail store in the Cherry Street District of Tulsa in 2013. Our focus is on bridal jewelry and custom designs (both contemporary and classic).
I grew up in New York and I have several family members who belong to the jewelry profession, including both grandfathers, my uncle, and both sisters. I got into the business working for my uncle in 1977 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
I have traveled the world in connection with the jewelry business, including Bangkok, India, Israel, and Belgium.
I earned my Diamond Certificate from the Gem Institute of America in 1980. I am now coming up on nearly 40 years of experience in the jewelry industry!
If you call to speak to me, I will do the best I can. But, I do have a condition with my voice that sometimes makes it difficult to hear me over the phone. My raspy voice sounds painful, but it is only painful for you to listen to!
I live in Tulsa with my wife and I have a daughter who lives in New York City.
My hobbies include supporting local restaurants and running at the RiverTrails in Tulsa.
Mike Cox - Master Jeweler
I love seeing the customer happy. I like seeing their reactions when they get their finished product. I put a lot of emotion into their pieces... I work on each piece as if I am creating a piece for myself. I try to make the most perfect piece, each and every time.
I started making jewelry in 1990 when I was a student at OSU Okmulgee (now OSU-IT). I got my degree in Jewelry Technology in 1992 and I have been working in the industry ever since. In my career, I have set literally hundreds of thousands of diamonds! I have worked with just about every gem stone and metal imaginable.
I also enjoy designing my own original pieces. You can see a lot of my designs in the Spexton shop on Cherry Street. Most of my designs come into my mind and go directly into my hands. In other words, I work directly on the jewelry without the use of CAD or computers.
I started working with the Spexton team around 2011. What I enjoy most about working at Spexton is that the focus is on unique and innovative jewelry design. I love jewelry that sets itself apart from everything else.
I was born and raised in McAllister, Oklahoma. I am married and I have three daughters. When I am not working on jewelry, I enjoy playing music and working on cars.
Steve Cluck - Jewelry Design/Customer Support
Hello! I work in the store on Cherry Street in Tulsa and I love helping people find their perfect pieces of jewelry!
My background in the visual arts has carried over well when it comes to creating custom jewelry designs and having an eye for what looks beautiful on people.
I can relate to all of the customers who are shopping for their engagement rings because I was one of those people! I had been a fan of Spexton since it first started in 2003, but it was when I went to Spexton for my fiance's ring in 2015 that our professional relationship began. My art background would carry over right into the artistic creations we make at Spexton!
Here is some info about that "art background" I mentioned! I am a pop artist and designer whose work focuses on fashion, love, and Oklahoma! My paintings have been exhibited in just about every art gallery in Oklahoma. I obtained my Bachelor of Fine Art degree at the University of Tulsa in 2005 with an emphasis in printmaking. I also occasionally teach art classes, and I have taught at Philbrook Museum, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa Community College, and Youth Services of Tulsa!
I am a proud Tulsan and I am very involved with the local community. How much do I love Tulsa? Since 2005, I have been championing our fine city by creating "I Heart Tulsa," "Don't Hate the 918," "I Speak Okie," and other pro-Oklahoma product lines! I personally create many of the products by hand, including T-shirts, buttons, magnets, coasters, greeting cards, art, and more. I do the photography, marketing, social media, accounting, sales, and more! My "I Heart Tulsa" T-shirts have been worn by celebs like Kristen Chenoweth, Hanson, Chris Robinson ("The Black Crowes"), Rufus Wainwright, and ten of thousands of people who love the great state of Oklahoma!
I won the Tulsey Award for Best Young Entrepreneur in 2008 and the Tulsey Award for Arts & Entertainment in 2012. Urban Tulsa named me among Tulsa's "Hot 100" in 2006, 2007, and 2010. I even had the honor of appearing on the cover of Oklahoma Magazine as one of their "40 under 40" in 2012.