Welcome to John David Jewelers!

     Located in Durham, North Carolina, we specialize in the creation of fine custom jewelry, jewelry repair and restoration, and appraisals.  Our experienced and highly skilled Goldsmiths can create or repair virtually any kind of jewelry.  Our Process begins with an idea and, using a variety of different techniques, ends with a beautiful piece of jewelry that is as individual as you are.

     Take a look around at some of our latest work.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.  We also provide a free cleaning, polishing and a video microscopic inspection of your jewelry if you stop by our shop!





  • 5 star review  The best customer service! I went to John David to get my engagement ring resized. Turns out it was one of those unusually warm days and after getting home I realized it was still too big. I went back and they graciously repaired it (at no additional fee!). That was so generous and thoughtful. I’m so grateful for all the friendly faces and smiles every time I walk into the store :-). I highly recommend John David Jewelers for any of your jewelry needs!

    thumb Lucy Hayhurst
    February 12, 2019
  • 5 star review  The staff at this jeweler is incredible, my fiance and I were blown away. Welcoming, friendly, and intent helping you find what you want, we ended up with beautiful hand engraved wedding bands that we loved. They are patient and produce spectacular work, particularly in the realm of hand engraved jewelry, and I recommend them to anyone looking to purchase wedding bands (as I did), or for any other jewelry choices. You can't go wrong.

    thumb Andrew Maloney
    May 14, 2019
  • 5 star review  I just had my family heirloom necklace repaired here and I couldn't be more pleased. The necklace and pendant are 30-40 years old and were my grandfathers and are extremely meaningful to me. As such, I have worn them since he passed, 11+ years ago. Unfortunately, the clasp recently opened by itself and I almost lost the pendant and I didn't want to take any chances. I started looking for a local, family owned business that did work on jewelry in house and this is exactly what I found with John David Jewelers. The staff was extremely courteous and listened to my request to repair the item and answered my questions. They even informed me that the chain was sturdy besides the year of use, but would eventually need to be replaced and to let me know to plan for that eventuality. I had a new clasp and bail installed and the pendant built up where it had worn down from years of wear. The staff did a fantastic job and turned around the item in a shorter time frame then originally agreed upon and it looks great! My wife commented that it looked like a brand new necklace. They have a customer for life! Thanks!

    thumb Jonathan Burg
    April 19, 2019
  • 5 star review  We had an outstanding experience with John David Jewelers. David designed a custom ring for us which exceeded our expectations. We met several times to design the style and David was extremely patient. I would highly recommend John David Jewelers to anyone looking for exceptional quality!

    thumb K S
    June 20, 2019
  • 5 star review  Exquisite jewelry design without the over the top atmosphere and attitude. Dave, his family and staff are kind, chill and knowledgeable. Down to earth and out of this world skill and artistry. Dave was so patient with me as I was all over the place, loving so many different looks. We could have spent days looking at his catalogue of creations. In the end he boiled all my crazy down and made me a ring perfect for me. He searched for diamonds to go with the one I inherited from my mother, which makes this ring even more special. It is a shiny bright beautiful symbol of the love my darling, soon to be husband expresses to me every day. Thank you Dave. Google readers, don't drive by this shop.

    thumb Marsha Strauss
    June 15, 2019