Custom Jewelry Inspiration

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Our jewelry is carefully crafted by hand in our Durham, NC shop. As custom jewelry makers, we are experienced in helping our clients with the design process to find the perfect custom design. Each handmade piece is unique and personalized to the customer's exact specifications.

These are some examples of custom pieces that we have created in the past. These designs can be used to inspire your own custom jewelry project.

Are you looking for a special gift for a loved one or a special piece for yourself? Our experienced jewelry makers can create the perfect piece tailored to your desires and bring your vision to life.

before: assorted rings and earrings, after: diamond foldover pendant

Before and After

Find inspiration for your jewelry makeover.

See examples of how we have reset client's diamonds and gemstones and repurposed old jewelry or family heirlooms. Our mission is to create beautiful, meaningful pieces of jewelry that will be cherished for generations to come.

custom pendant using two wedding bands and diamonds from an engagement ring

Cool Makeover Ideas

Find inspiration for your custom jewelry makeover project.

Some of these custom jewelry designs repurpose wedding rings. This a great way to honor the memories of loved ones in a tangible way. Many designs reset and reuse family diamonds and gemstones in innovative and beautiful ways.

custom emerald cut diamond parts ring

Engagement Rings

Find inspiration for your perfect custom engagement ring.

Do you have diamonds or gemstones that you would like to incorporate into your personalized engagement ring? As a custom jewelry store we offer custom engagement rings using either your gems or our own trusted sources.

yellow and white gold wave wedding band with flush set diamond


Find inspiration for your perfect custom wedding rings.

Start from scratch or upcycle your old gold! Our "Same Molecule Refining" service returns the same pure gold from your old jewelry. We can turn that 24K pure gold into any color or karat of gold. With this service, you can have gold from sentimental family rings incorporated into your new jewelry.

pearl one and a half finger ring


Find inspiration for your perfect custom ring.

These custom ring design ideas can help you narrow down your options. Custom ring settings can be made with your own diamonds or gemstones and your old gold. Your perfect ring is waiting, contact us when you're ready to create your custom ring!

tahitian pearl and emerald slice earrings


Find inspiration for your perfect custom earrings.

Studs to dangles, threaders to hoops, white gold to rose gold, and anything else you can dream of! Our team can help you design the earrings of your dreams!

pave multi colored sapphire and diamond pendant


Find inspiration for your perfect custom pendant.

Ask us about "Same Molecule Refining." Use your sentimental gold in your custom creation or trade in unworn, outdated jewelry for recycle credit.

jewelsmith original parts necklace


Find inspiration for your perfect custom necklace.

If you're dreaming of a classic Jewelsmith "Parts" necklace, a strand of pearls, gemstone beads, or any custom creation you can imagine, we've got you!

wide hinged bangle bracelet with amethyst


Find inspiration for your perfect custom bracelet.

Bracelets can be a great way to repurpose lots of diamonds or gems and jewelry. We can do dainty bangles to power bracelets and everything in between.

two tone cufflinks with mechanical inspired design

Brooches, Cufflinks and More

Find inspiration for your perfect custom brooch, cufflink, tie tac, keychain and more

"Parts" Collection

Find inspiration for your custom "Parts" jewelry.

See designs inspired by founder, Linda McGill's iconic "Parts" series. Use your own gems, or our gemology team will find the perfect gemstones for your own unique design.

custom made candleabra

Unusual Custom Project Inspiration

Find inspiration for your unusual custom project.

Want to immortalize the first dollar you ever made in sterling silver? Commemorate your special collector car with a gold, platinum and diamond model replica? Remember that once in a lifetime around the world trip you took with a gold globe with your route mapped on it? Bring us your wildest dreams and we will turn them into reality!

drawing of dragonfly pendant

Sketches to Finished

See custom ideas transformed into finished jewelry.

Get a glimpse into the creative process. From concept to reality, communication is the key to making your vision come to life.

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