Welcome to a different kind of jewelry store. Since opening our doors more than forty years ago, our dynamic in-house team of designers and goldsmiths has strived to combine original, world-class designs with innovative, fine-tuned craftsmanship. Armed with a fine arts degree, a few pieces of equipment, and a passion for design, Linda McGill--our founder, fearless leader, and a lifelong Durhamite--set up shop in a tiny hole-in-the-wall storefront at Lakewood shopping center. The year was 1976, and from that moment on, Jewelsmith has never wavered from our mission to build stunning, ethically-sourced and cutting-edge works of wearable art right here in our beloved Bull City. We are proud to watch the explosive renaissance Durham has enjoyed, and excited to be counted among the city’s ever-expanding roster of unique independent retailers and craftsmen. We can’t thank our hometown enough for four decades of support, and for embracing us as an institution synonymous with both internationally-acclaimed, one-of-a-kind jewelry and a steadfast commitment to serving our customers and our community.
What makes this business unique? Innovative, Handcrafted Fine Jewelry
- Our store, located in Durham, NC, is filled with original designs in just about every price range, including engagement rings, wedding/commitment rings, earrings, bracelets, pendants and more. In addition to the traditional precious metals like gold, silver and platinum, we use a number of alternative materials such as wood, palladium, neoprene and stainless steel.