Master jeweler and goldsmith Reggie Akdogan, originally from Istanbul, Turkey, now a long-time American citizen, established The Precious Gem in 1980. His business started out as a small workshop in Williamsburg, Virginia, before moving to its current location in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg, VA. Reggie is widely respected by his professional peers and is a prominent member of the Williamsburg community.
Visitors to The Precious Gem are constantly astonished and delighted by Reggie's beautiful works of art. The Precious Gem showcases a fabulous selection of unique jewelry and precious stones that Reggie has personally selected during his many travels in the U.S. and overseas.
Reggie's knowledge, sensitivity, and exceptional eye for beauty are reflected in a selection of custom-designed jewelry that offers something to suit every taste. It's thus no surprise that the local community and prominent VIPs from the U.S. and abroad now make The Precious Gem their preferred jewelry store.
The Precious Gem has two convenient locations, in historic Williamsburg and Virginia Beach, Virginia. Our flagship jewelry store has a dazzling array of fine custom-made designer jewelry and is located in the center of Merchant's Square on Duke of Gloucester Street within walking distance of Colonial Williamsburg, The College of William & Mary and outstanding restaurants. Our other location serving customers in Southeast Virginia and North Carolina in the Promenade shopping center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Customers travel from all over the country to purchase Reggie's creations and other fine jewelry at both locations. Our clients are given world class service from a highly trained and knowledgeable staff. Whether you visit us, contact us by telephone or email, there will always be someone to assist you in finding exquisite pieces of jewelry from our extensive inventory. The Precious Gem also includes jewelry repair and appraisal services for our customers. Reggie and his staff are delighted to work with you in person in the design of the perfect (and, let us not forget) "precious" gem.
Hear more about the history of our Williamsburg, Virginia, store and our innovative jewelry designer by contacting us at (757) 220-1115.