Jennifer Jenkins, Jeweler

Jennifer Jenkins Designer/Goldsmith in Weaverville, NC has been designing and handcrafting fine contemporary jewelry since 1982.

After being a production jeweler for many years and working 12 of those years as a retail bench jeweler/custom designer, she made the transition to handcrafting fine jewelry, establishing a retail gallery and continuing her professional affiliations with several Guilds in North Carolina.

Jennifer uses fine gemstones and precious metals incorporating fabrication, casting and forging. Her work shows attention to detail, fine craftsmanship and clean classical designs.

Jennifer Jenkins

Working from her own design studio, Jennifer creates jewelry for display and retail sale, as well as custom-designed works of jewelry made to her customers’ desires and specifications.  The elegance and quality of Jennifer’s craftsmanship comes from over 20 years of training and experience, both by working for other fine jewelers and creating her own works. Her experience, quality workmanship and artistic sense of design shine throughout all her works of jewelry art.


GIA Diamond Grading Certificate
Graduate of Haywood Community College, Production Crafts Program/Metal


2004-Present   Co-owner of Miya Gallery in Weaverville, NC 28787
2002-Present   Jennifer Jenkins designer/goldsmith, self-employed studio artist
1990-2001     Jewelry designer/bench jeweler:  custom jewelry design, retail sales, repair work and supervisor of custom jewelry studio, wholesale line designer and supervisor of production.  Self-employed studio artist in Candler, NC: exhibited in retail and wholesale art shows throughout the U.S. created and marketed a wholesale line of jewelry to over 50 galleries.


Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild, Exhibiting Artist Member
Southern Highlands Craft Guild, Member since 1983
Piedmont Craftsmen Guild, Member since 1989


ACC Craft Fairs in Baltimore, MD and Boston, MA
Exhibited throughout the U.S. in juried art shows:  Coconut Grove, FL; Winter Park, FL; Las Olas Art Show, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Smithsonian Institute Art Show; WBAI Art Show, NY

1986-90     Winter and summer Rosen Agency Wholesale shows in Philadelphia, PA and Boston, MA