Island Gold Works is located in the beautiful Hilton Head, South Carolina. Since 1984, Thomas Blair and his wife Deborah have been designing one-of-a-kind jewelry in a spacious retail shop on Palmetto Bay Road.
The studio work areas are as large as the showroom, as this is where most of their time spent.
As the name suggests, we work on gold and other precious metals. Making Jewelry with precious metals is an ancient art and we have strived to master each technique, whether in a castable wax process or by physical manipulation of the metal itself (called cold forming or fabrication).
Surprisingly there have been some new techniques developed recently! One being Anticlastic raising. Still using ancient tools, such as hammer and anvils, this new procedure turned forged metal into a seemingly “fluid” finished work of art.
We pride ourselves on utilizing all of these techniques to focus on taking a green approach to all of this. One of the many things that set us apart from our local colleagues is that we are specialists in designing and redesigning fine jewelry items for our clients. We can utilize your old existing jewelry to make new pieces which you will once again wear with pride.