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Artist Awards
2015 Boardwalk Art Show Merit Award
2014 Saul Bell Design Award 1st Place in Hollowware/Art Object Award
2013 People's Choice Award Boardwalk Art Show
2013 1st Place Port Warwick Art Festival
2012 Grand Prize SPAJD "Summer" Contest
2012 1st place Virginia's Finest Artist Award Boardwalk Art Show
2012 1st Place Port Warwick Art Festival
2011 Best in Show Port Warwick Art Festival
2009 Mayors Award Stockley Gardens Art Festival
2009 2nd Place Jewelry Artist magazine award competition

Store Awards
2015 Runner up Retailer of the Year, Retail Alliance
2015 Best of Jewelry Design and Repair, Yorktown Awards
2016, 2015, 2013 Coastal Virginia Magazine
2013, 2012, 2011,2010 Daily Press Choice Awards
2013 Best of 757 Hampton Roads Magazine

Simply Unique Jewelry Designs is a locally owned store in Yorktown, Virginia that emphasizes local artisan-ship and a friendly atmosphere. You can usually speak directly with the person or persons that will be working on your jewelry.

Most of our stones are locally cut and most of the products that are sold in our store are American made. Custom designs are hand fabricated in the studio in the back of the store by three creative and trained metalsmiths including one award winning goldsmith. Our metalsmiths have a combined experience of 50 years and specialize in hand-fabrication with filigree accents, carving and casting, enameling, and stone setting. We also pride ourselves on the restoration or modernization of inherited jewelry pieces. While gold is our most often used material, we do some work in sterling silver and platinum as well.

Repairs are done on the premises, and we have many available services such as stone cutters, diamond re-cutting and polishing,  appraisers, watchmakers, and  machine flat engraving.  We offer watch battery replacement while you wait for a reasonable price. We have a large inventory of diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, rubies and many other stones and rocks less often found in fine jewelry stores.

Simply Unique has passionate employees that strive for customer satisfaction and a one-of-a-kind jewelry experience. Our experienced staff is here to help guide you in creating your one of a kind piece of jewelry and assist you with any jewelry repair needs that may arise.