Smithworks Fine Jewelry

Services Offered Laser Welding- Stringing- Appraisal- Repair- Custom Design- Engraving- Smithworks Fine Jewelry is fortunate to have a master jeweler trained in England managing our shop and custom design studio.

Offers AGS Labs Diamond Grading Reports

AGS Certified Member:

  • Louis Smith, CG

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Hours: 9-5 Monday-Friday 10-3 Saturday

Address: 361 E Kennedy St, Spartanburg, SC 29302-1957

Phone: (864) 573-5252

Website: www.smithworksjewelers.com

History

<p>Louis Smith spent nearly a decade researching the jewelry business before he opened Smithworks Fine Jewelry in 1988. It is that sort of unyielding focus on getting things right that has defined his business in the nearly 25 years since. Today, Smith plies his trade in a store hailed as one of the finest the industry has to offer anywhere in the country. Customers know well his reputation as a custom jewelry designer and an expert gemologist. What they may not know is the road to this point started in Santa Monica, Calif., where, as a college student on a quest for knowledge, Smith found his life's passion. It was there, in an independent study program in jewelry in 1979, that Smith developed a love for fine gemstones and diamonds. After earning a bachelors degree in accounting from Wofford College in 1982, Smith spent six years working in his family's music business. It was also during this time that Smith meticulously researched the jewelry industry's best companies as he steadily prepared to fulfill his dream. By the time Smithworks opened in 1988, all the hard work had paid off, the store carried the finest lines in the industry, and Smith quickly established himself as an innovative designer. A good listener who hears what people need and always gets it right, Smith quickly built a reputation as a problem-solver and the best choice for repairs and custom work. As times have changed, those hallmarks of Smith's character have not. His continual zest for learning has never wavered. In 2001, he joined the American Gem Society, an international organization widely recognized as a leader in the jewelry industry for its dedication to continuing education. He was accredited by the AGS as a registered jeweler that same year, and, in 2004, he was accredited as a graduate gemologist and certified gemologist. In 2007, Smith joined the society's Board of Directors. In April of 2014, he will take over as president of the AGS International Board of Directors. Likewise, his meticulous planning and attention and his willingness to embrace change can be seen in the new 5,000 square foot store in downtown Spartanburg. Years in the planning, the state-of-the-art space is unlike any in the area, from its high-tech lighting to its bamboo flooring. Smith remains focused on continuing to meet all his customers' needs and on surpassing their expectations. After 25 years, it's the only way he's ever done business and the only way he knows how.</p>