Tom , I live in Rocky Mount NC which is just a few hours from
Wilmington and am a frequent visitor there. Fun Town ! Lots of
jewelry stores most of which I do hand engraving for. Spectrum
Gallery, Kingoffs, Rhodes, just to mention a few. If you go downtown
to the water front there some great craft shops in the old cotton
mill. The waterfront also has some wonderful restaurants. Of course
the big attraction there is Wrightsville beach. It's not jewelry but
it is our favorite beach in North Carolina.