Testimonials

 


 

 

 

Hello. I just received a gift from a client/friend, an amazing piece from your gallery. I have to tell you that I have lived all over the country and have collected much jewelry - your work is unbelievable. Thank you.

-Diane

 


We are from South Carolina and were in town visiting friends when we first discovered AVA Goldworks and now every time we are back we make a point to stop in and see what’s new. What I love about AVA besides the quality, is that each piece is unique. I love the fact that it’s a family run business and that Brandy and her father work together to create jewelry that can be considered pieces of art. Brandy’s designs are so beautiful that it’s difficult for me to choose just one piece which is why the last time we visited I left with four! What my boyfriend loves is that they have pieces in all price ranges so buying multiple pieces in one visit isn’t impossible. We both love the service, after our first visit Brandy and her mom felt like old friends and we always look forward to seeing them when we are back in Hannibal. Because we live out of state I was so excited when the AVA Goldworks website went live, while I always prefer to visit the store, now I can add to my collection at any time.
-Lorie & Erik

Two thumbs up for Ava Goldworks!!!
Unique, one-of-a-kind designs are their specialty. The attention to detail and extraordinary craftsmanship that goes into their pieces is mind-boggling. I was never a big jewelry person, however, that quickly changed after my first visit to their beautiful shop. They are genuinely happy to show you their gorgeous works of art and take the time to get to know what it is you like. And in my case that was a very challenging thing to do!!! They designed me a new wedding ring for my 35th anniversary. This took months of me looking at different styles and debating what it was I wanted. Ultimately, Brandy came up with a beautiful design combining aspects from several different pieces. Randy expertly crafted the ring. I absolutely love it.  Needless to say this is not my only piece but it's the most cherished. I have two additional rings that I absolutely love.
The sterling silver line of specially designed necklaces, bracelets and rings are gorgeous and reasonably priced. I especially enjoy the line of "pink" breast cancer awareness jewelry Brandy has lovingly made. Ava Goldworks donates a portion of sales to support local breast cancer projects.
This father - daughter team would not be complete without the business savvy provided by Debbie. She is always so very welcoming to everyone. I immediately relinquish my rings to her for a quick cleaning and inspection each visit. It's amazing how brilliantly they shine afterwards.

You owe it to yourself to visit this one-of-a-kind jewelry shop.
Guaranteed ...you will fall in love with the jewelry and this beautiful family.
-Paula

I knew after my first visit at AVA Goldworks when I got engaged my ring had to be from there. Since then I have continued to shop AVA. I love that my wedding ring is a peice of art and not an assembly line product. I'm constantly complimented on its uniqueness and still when I look down at it smile. I'm in LOVE with the new sterling addition to AVA Goldworks and look forward to many more purchases in the future. Hannibal is so fortunate to have such a skilled, quality, and unique jeweler right in our downtown. Always being greeted with a smile makes shopping at AVA Goldworks that much more enjoyable! Definitely a must see!
-Krisitin

There was a time I could not pass a jewelry store without going in to 'look', but since finding AVA Goldworks, there is no other jewelry store that holds my interest. I had two favorite custom design places in St. Louis that benefited from all my birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmas.  But now that I know the very special one-of-a-kind pieces made by Brandy and her father, I will not even look at another jewelry store.  Nothing at these stores compare in price and value that I get at AVA Goldworks.

I have more than 15 pieces from you and I still love them as much as the day I walked out of the store. I have some wonderful  pieces that I get compliments on every time I wear them.  I have one piece that I think twice about wearing when I go out because it attracts so much attention.  My husband says, "Here we go again" as I tell the interested person all about AVA Goldworks. Every time I am in the shop I put one or two items on my wish list.  It has taken me years to finally get one particular custom designed Rhodolite Garnet pendant and twisted neckwire, but it is mine.  I did wait too long on one pendant and matching ring, but I know they found a good home. I am particularly fond of rings and pendants and added 2 silver rings and a pair of silver earrings to my jewelry vault for my anniversary this year. 

-Linda

 


 
We were visiting Hannibal so my wife could attend a seminar on Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain.  I had checked out some interesting places to visit while she was busy and noticed the AVA website.  Being a bit of a jewelry enthusiast, I put them on the top of my list of places to check out while roaming Hannibal.  When I entered the store I was immediately impressed with the quality of the jewelry and the comfortable atmosphere of the shop.  I spoke with Debbie extensively, spent a while looking at all the different designs in the case, and marveled at the variety, craftsmanship, and over the top glimmer of every piece!  I was quickly drawn to a ring we now affectionately call the Twain.  With the way it shined, I thought for sure it had to have a battery in it!  It's a beautiful multi diamond ring set in peach gold.  There is a half carat diamond in the center with a quarter carat on either side.  They are surrounded by 24 smaller diamonds scrolled and woven into the face of the ring.  When my wife finished up her seminar, I took her to see the ring and meet with Debbie and Randy.  Of course she enthusiastically agreed that she should have it, and we made the purchase.  Randy immediately checked out the measurement required to fit the ring and went in back to his shop to size the ring.  She wore it out of the shop and hasn't missed a day wearing it since!  AVA is now a definite stop on our agenda when we are in the area, and we even had Randy and Brandy collaborate on a custom men's ring for me!  AVA is a one stop shop for exquisite, one of a kind wearable works of art!
-Ray

 

I will never forget the day my wife and I were shopping for wedding rings for our upcoming wedding. We had been to every jewelry store within a 50 mile radius of our home. One day my wife said, let's check out AVA Goldworks, of course, I said ok. When we entered the store, not only had we received a warm welcome from both Brandy and Debbie, but we were taken back by the beautiful jewelry in the cases. As they begin to explain the custom made, in store designs, the more we fell in love with this store compared to the others we had shopped at before. My wife laid her eyes a beautiful one carat solitary diamond ring, with a one of kind design, all in platinum & palladium. I on the other hand found a unique wedding band with a diamond that was sparkling with brilliance. This ring is white gold and it complemented my wife's choice. We were both very happy with the fact that both rings were custom designed at this store. Since our purchase which was about 7 years ago, every time I have returned to the store to look at or consider other purchases, AVA Goldworks has always checked our wedding rings and cleaned them, which makes them look as they did the first time we laid our eyes on them. The personal service, quality of merchandise and affordable jewelry has made us customers for a life time. Of course we receive complements on our rings and we always talk up AVA Goldworks in Hannibal, MO. Whether like us you are planning a wedding purchase, or up coming gift purchase, I highly recommend AVA Goldworks, you can never go wrong.

-Steve