Tell Your Unique Story with

Handmade Custom Jewelry

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Jewelry holds special meaning. It's more than the sparkles and shine. It's about the loved ones we associate with it. It's about the special events commemorated, the milestones and accomplishments.

We believe that whether you're starting a brand new custom piece or transforming existing jewelry, the design should always be thoughtful and filled with meaning.


Jewelry Makeovers

Transform your unworn jewelry into a meaningful new design that you or someone special will love to wear.

Reset your diamonds and gemstones into a personalized design, thoughtfully crafted in-house just for you.


We never charge a "corking fee" for resetting your diamonds and gemstones!


Ruby ring and diamond band before custom transformation


Ruby ring and diamond band after custom transformation




Custom Design

Express your unique story with jewelry thoughtfully created just for you! The experience is fun, meaningful and easy!

We create your personalized jewelry designs in our Durham, NC shop by hand.
Our team of goldsmiths is always creating jewelry in our workshop that's
visible from our showroom. Watch the fascinating process through the windows or
request a tour for a closer look.

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.

Learn more about our CUSTOM PROCESS


damselfly pendant sketch


damselfly pendant finished



Contact Us For Your

FREE Custom Design Consultation

I went to Jewelsmith to have the diamond from my mother's engagement ring made into a pendant necklace. They made me feel like royalty from the moment I walked in the door. I felt like part of the design team as my piece was being made from scratch! There were no surprises. They helped me understand how to ask for my heart's desire, and the final product is amazing. Fantastic customer service, no upselling. I love the fact that Jewelsmith supports community arts organizations as well. Brava!

Megan M

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! I felt like she was just as invested in this project as I was! She's a rockstar!! And Phil's craftsmanship is second to none!! I have 3 of his rings and are so proud to wear each one!! Thank you Jewelsmith!!

Heidi S

I just picked up my beautiful ring custom designed and made at Jewelsmith. The process from design to delivery was professional and of the highest quality. I give them my highest recommendation.

Susan R

tiffany talks to a custom jewelry client

Need a little inspo?

Browsing galleries of past work can be a great way to find inspiration for your custom jewelry project. Look for designs that catch your eye and try to identify what you like about them. This can help you develop a sense of your own style and preferences.

Galleries of Past Work

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call/text 919-286-2990

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Recycled metals

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Handmade in Durham since 1976

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