Made in Durham, NC

Innovative Handcrafted Fine Jewelry

Since 1976

Custom Jewelry Makeovers


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custom jewelry, jewelry makeovers, ready-to-wear jewelry, jewelry repairs, jewelry appraisals

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recycled gold, platinum and silver for all jewelry created by Jewelsmith

We're proud to be dedicated to serving our incredible community and helping to ensure a sustainable future for all.

As a company, we are actively involved in positively impacting our local community—and we invite you to join us! Causes we proudly support.

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Custom Jewelry

Express yourself with meaningful custom-made jewelry. Your story is like no other. Creating is an experience in and of itself. Let’s hear your story and interpret it into wearable jewelry art.

Turn your old gold jewelry into any karat or color of gold! With "same molecule" refining, you get back the same 24K gold that was in your sentimental jewelry.

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Jewelry Makeovers

Find inspiration for your next jewelry transformation in our before and after gallery.

Redesign ~ Repurpose ~ Recycle

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Our Process

See how our goldsmiths handcraft jewelry in our Durham, NC workshop. Our team of goldsmiths, designers and gemologists create ready-to-wear, custom made jewelry. Redesign, repurpose, reset unworn gemstones and jewelry into new, creative, personalized jewelry that you will love to wear!

Custom Jewelry Process

Jewelry Makeovers


Transform your old diamonds, gemstones and gold into new jewelry that you will love to wear!

More Before and After Transformations

old jewelry used to create new parts ring


custom parts ring made with diamonds from clients old jewelry



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Black Diamond Strand Necklace with Flush Set Diamond Bead 14KW (Consignment) - JewelsmithNecklaces

Black Diamond Strand Necklace with Flush Set Diamond Bead 14KW (Consignment)

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I am so happy with my choice to go to jewelsmith to reimagine my engagement ring. Mary was so fun to collaborate with on the design and got the vision I had. But more importantly she and the team brought that to reality even better than I imagined. Customer service was outstanding. Highly recommend!

Beth C

I LOVE Jewelsmith!!! I got to get the ring of my dreams created by Tiffany and crafted by Phil!!!! The whole designing process with Tiffany was so fun and collaborative! She truly read my mind and created my perfect ring!

Heidi S

I felt super supported in learning about the process of turning a few pieces of jewelry from my childhood into something I wanted as an adult. Everyone was friendly, professional and knowledgeable.

Aidil O

Tiffany listened to my vision for my ring and helped me design a ring that I am absolutely thrilled to wear!! It was important for me to preserve the diamond from my original engagement ring as the central portion while also adding new elements. This ring does all of those things and makes me smile each time I look at it! Highly recommend and will return to Jewelsmith for all future needs!!

Julie L

This is the third time I’ve worked with Jewelsmith on a custom ring. I couldn’t be more pleased with my experience and the final products. I’ve had old gems set in more modern styles and this time I came in with idea stretched on napkin. My new “napkin” ring is gorgeous! If you want a unique piece of jewelry, this is the place. You know you deserve it. Treat yourself.

Heather F

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Kristine featured in Durham Magazine's Women of Achievement IssuePatrick King's Spectrum Award winning necklace featured on the cover of AGTA Prism magazineDurham Magazine fall fashion spread featuring Jewelsmith jewelryMJSA Journal article highlighting Jewelsmith's green effortsDurham Magazine article "Durham Originals" featuring JewelsmithInStore Magazine article featuring Jewelsmith as one of America's "Cool Stores"Cover of Durham Magazine 13th annual best of durham issue


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