At Hamilton Hill Jewelry, we offer the following services:

Custom Designed and Created Jewelry

You may have jewelry made by our designer partners from the U.S., Europe, and beyond to repurpose your stones or those you acquire from Hamilton Hill. Furthermore, the Hamilton Hill team in Durham, led by master goldsmith Ken Weston, can design one-of-a-kind pieces from sketch to finish.

Jewelry Makeovers and Style Consults
Bring us your tired, your poorly designed, your prong-smothered diamonds yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming jewelry drawer. Let us help give your old pieces a new look. As above, this may be through a designer partner or our local team.

We are also pleased to offer guidance and answer questions about:

  • your current jewelry and building a jewelry wardrobe
  • jewelry you own that no longer works for you
  • inherited pieces
  • your general jewelry style

Schedule an appointment with Hamilton Hill owner, gemologist, and jewelry passionista Sarah Hill or designer-goldsmith Ken Weston. Call 919-683-1474 or email

Special Requests and Orders
We will be pleased to help you acquire pieces that are not in our current inventory using the extensive catalogs from our designer partners and others.

Repair Work
We offer full repair, sizing, and maintenance service on Hamilton Hill jewelry and watches and on jewelry not purchased here. Turnaround time is usually two weeks, though some jobs are faster and rush service is available. Please call with specific inquiries.

Hamilton Hill offers an appraisal clinic on the last Friday of each month:

Chaya Udinsky
Carolina Jewelry Appraisers
Graduate Gemologist (GIA)
California Institute of Jewelry Training
Registered Master Valuer/Jewelry Appraisal
B.A., History (Louisiana State University)

Fees generally begin at $105. Items can be left in advance and usually the evaluation can be performed while you wait. A full price list and process information is forthcoming. In the meantime, please call us at 919-683-1474 for clinic details and our other appraisal services and referral options.

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