The Smithery founded in 2014 is an independent, women-owned jewelry studio in Columbus, Ohio

One of their goals as metalsmiths is to honor the tradition of the craft while keeping sustainability at the forefront.

Creating one of a kind and limited edition jewelry, all handcrafted in their studio, they offer bespoke jewelry design including custom engagement and commitment rings from recycled precious metals. 

Columbus College of Art & Design alumni, Anne Holman and Jen Townsend joined forces to create The Smithery, after many years of working independently on their own lines of jewelry. Together they founded a brick and mortar shop that was open from 2014-2021. 

Anne and Jen are now working in a private studio focused on a collaborative line of jewelry that explores their shared love of the outdoors, and protecting its natural resources.

In addition, The Smithery offers a unique Make Your Own Wedding Band Workshop experience for couples looking for a memorable way to celebrate their love for one another. Read more about this workshop here.


In 2021, The Smithery joined a growing community of makers and creatives in their new studio at The Fort, an incredible restoration project on the south side of Columbus.

The Smithery has been nominated on the Best of Columbus Weddings list in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.
In 2020, The Smithery was recognized as one of America's Coolest Small Jewelry Stores by INSTORE Magazine.

The Smithery was recognized by the Women's Jewelry Association as the 2019 recipient of the WJA-Carelle Grant and attended the WJA's Annual Visionaries Gala in New York City.

Anne & Jen have been awarded numerous Artist Support Grants by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, and are so thankful for this invaluable resource in Columbus. Most recently they received an Artist Resource Grant in 2023. With these funds, they have made photography improvements for their studio, and made it possible for both to continue their education at The New Approach School for Jewelers in Franklin, Tennessee under the instruction of Kate Wolf and Blaine Lewis.

The Smithery was selected as an Editors' Pick in Columbus Monthly's 2018 Best of Columbus - designated as a 'Place to Shine!'

IN STORE Magazine recognized The Smithery as 'mavericks of retail jewelry stores'.

In 2017, Anne and Jen were invited to present at the Society of North American Goldsmith's Conference in New Orleans.


InStore Magazine 2020 America's Coolest Stores