James Craig Jeweller: "Silversmith and jewelry" Top 5 Page for this destination Williamsburg Shopping Tip by matcrazy1

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  The Golden Ball
by matcrazy1

The building, on my picture, houses James Craig's shop. James Craig was a son of a surgeon and talented jeweller who run a shop in this buiding at least since 1772. The house is called the Golden Ball after the gold ball hang above the entrance.

Currently, the store offers silver and gold jewelry and other crafted items (brass and pewter hollowware pieces) inspired by the 18th century. And it serves as an exhibit site, where skilled artisans (silversmiths) make silver jewelry using the tools and methods of 18th century. Decorative piercing and engraving as well as watch making is also available.

What to buy: I am not an expert on jewelry but I would pay attention to some silver items, especially thick and simple in design bracelets (favourite of my wife :-). Although they are much less expensive in my country, Poland.

What to pay: I think, it's an expensive store.

Address: Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23187
Directions: On north side of the main avenue (Duke of Gloucester Street, east of Botetourt Street), opposite to King's Arms Tavern, approx. 0.5 mi east of the Bruton Church and 0.25 mi west of the Capitol.
Phone: +1 (757) 229-1000
Theme: Jewelry

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 5, 2006
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