Asheville jewelry designer and goldsmith, Susan Marie Phipps, has been creating handmade jewelry of contemporary elegance for over 35 years. Along the way, she earned her GIA Graduate Gemologist degree giving her the knowledge to select only the finest gemstones, diamonds and pearls from around the world.


What sets Susan’s gallery apart is that every piece of jewelry is her own creation. All the rings, pendants, earrings, engagement rings and wedding bands in her extensive collection, are designed and personally made by Susan. Her unique artistic vision is apparent in each stunning piece. She is influenced by Japanese and Asian designs as well as the basic principles of balance and harmony.
The overall integrity of Susan’s work matches her business philosophy: “When I first opened my gallery, I decided I would run my business differently than traditional jewelry stores. All the jewelry I create is priced fairly, therefore, there is never is a need to have a sale. I run my business simply and honestly.”


The atmosphere at Susan Marie Designs is always casual. Susan and her friendly, knowledgeable staff are always available to answer your questions about the jewelry in her gallery or to discuss the exciting process of having a custom piece created just for you. We especially love sharing our knowledge of the many natural colored gemstone varieties that exist. Susan’s goal is to create quality jewelry of timeless elegance, providing customers with wearable art. Taking one of her hand made creations home with you will be a memory of a life time.