Custom Made Jewelry in Williamsburg, VA

The Precious Gem is a handmade jewelry store with jewelry that last for generations. The English poet John Keats declared, “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” That’s why Master Goldsmith and jewelry designer Reggie Akdogan takes pleasure in helping clients to create custom made jewelry in Williamsburg, VA, by working with their ideas and sketches. The results are a joy to behold.

Reggie is one of the most celebrated design and jewelry repair professionals on the East Coast, often receiving inspiration from his clients’ design ideas. His creations blend Old World charm with New World flair, and have won numerous awards from his peers.


Jewelry Designed Just for You

There are several approaches to working with Reggie in creating a design. Frequently, clients have inherited jewelry that’s no longer fashionable but contains valuable stones or precious metal. Reggie can suggest some designs that re-use them in a new setting or incorporate the stones in an existing mounting in the form of a ring, bracelet, necklace, or earrings.

In other cases, a customer may want to sit down with Reggie and discuss with him their design concept which would utilize loose stones and precious metal available for sale at The Precious Gem.  Every stone sold at The Precious Gem Jewelry Store in Williamsburg  VA is certified and has been hand-selected by Reggie during his extensive trips in the U.S. and overseas.  When he can, Reggie likes to go to the source of the stones in order to get the best selection in size and quality.  But if there is a particular stone whose size and cut is not immediately available  Reggie is able to turn to literally hundreds of sources to find stones that meet the client’s needs.

The Final Stage

After the initial meeting, Reggie will draw up a preliminary design and a cost estimate for review by the client.  At this stage of the process the design will be refined and subject to the client’s approval.  Once approved, the creative work of a custom design begins in Reggie’s workshop. His work is in great demand and he always has a backlog. For that reason, the minimum amount of time from final approval to delivery to the client is six to eight weeks.  Yes…it takes time but the wait is always worth it when you hold in your hand something that you have helped to create with the aid of a master craftsman famous for his world class design and impeccable craftsmanship. 

Do you want to get started with your own custom design?  

Begin by making an appointment with Reggie at:

(757) 220-1115 –The Precious Gem, 423 W. Duke of Gloucester Street at Merchants Square in Williamsburg

The Precious Gem
 is truly honored to be part of so many of our client’s precious moments.