Mountain Laurel Makings

Categories: Unique Shops, Gems & Jewelry


  • Local jewelry and art created by our team of artists from Franklin, NC, “The Gem Capitol of the World” that include fine gold, sterling silver, precious gems, and semi-precious stones
  • Our jewelry is created in many different mediums by a group of 20+ local artists and jewelers who facet, cast, set, wire-wrap, bead or otherwise create the wearable art we display and sell
  • You can watch jewelry being made at our work station set directly in view of our customers
  • Photography by artist, Don Grant, on view and for sale in our store.  Prints set on canvas, framed or unframed photos are a truly beautiful expression of the one-of-a-kind local landscapes

From the Owner

Welcome to Mountain Laurel Makings Gems & Jewels; your one stop shop for ALL things jewelry; retail or wholesale in Franklin, NC.  Our collection offers the very finest in 14K gold, .925 sterling silver and the most gorgeous gemstones; precious and semi-precious from humble Franklin, NC, known as “The Gem Capitol of the World”.  We are a team of 20+ jewelers that create our one of a kind selection in many different ways:  faceting, setting, wire-wrapping, silver-smithing, casting, beading and many other mediums.  This keeps us stocked with truly unique and beautiful rings, necklace sets, pendants, bracelets, anklets, earrings & everything else imaginable to adorn oneself. 
View and buy here on our site or visit us in person at our retail location:  Mountain Laurel Makings Gems & Jewels, 1281 Georgia Rd., Franklin NC 28734 nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.  Our location inside the quaint and rustic Whistle Stop Mall provides visitors the chance to actually see our jewelry in the makings.  Come by and say hello and be sure to tell us how you heard about our store –special offers will apply.

The Local Directions

Conveniently located within the 'Whistle Stop Mall' in Franklin, NC.  The mall is located just off of Highway 441, just south of downtown Franklin, NC.

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Contact Info
Phone:  (828) 524-2001
1281 Georgia Road
Franklin, NC 28734 
Macon County
Hours of Operation
10am - 5pm