Formia Design – Full-Service Charlottesville Jeweler

Established in 2004 by master goldsmith Mia van Beek, Formia Design is a small, full-service jewelry studio located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Known worldwide for transforming your own child’s artwork into precious metal keepsakes (necklaces, charms, keychains and more), we also create, redesign and repair fine jewelry. We were thrilled to be featured on the Today Show as a great Mother’s Day gift. Watch the Segment here: Formia©Design

All our pieces are handmade with the goal of perfection. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and attention to detail in every stage of the process. We are always only a phone call or e-mail away.



  • i love you sports bracelet made from your own child's handwritten message sterling silver charm is one inch in size bracelet can be adjusted for perfect fit
  • sterling silver dog photo pendant
  • Artwork pendant
  • gold handmade charm from your own artwork, bee drawing
  • Lariat necklace
  • cluster of charms necklace
  • handwriting charm
  • Engraved autograph pendant, Your moms, dads, or other important people in your life can use their own handwriting and we create a wonderful keepsake!
  • crispen vixen keychain
  • drawings of each family member handmade into a silver charm on a necklace
  • couture necklace featuring handmade charm created from your child's drawing
  • photo pendant handmade from your favorite picture
  • sterling silver bracelet charm handmade from your child's artwork
  • classic charm bracelet, lady bug turtle and butterfly
  • leather bracelet with charms
  • elegant cuff bracelet with three self portraits
  • Coolest bracelet around designed by your kids.
  • Leather cuff with gold charm after your kiddos doodles.
  • Birthstone family ring with personalized kids art
  • Kids drawing on gold ring, from their hands to ours, all jewelry handmade.
  • custom sterling silver earrings from your kids scribble
  • silver brooch
  • keychain gift for dad
  • photo titanium key chain
  • Monster aluminum zip pull
  • tie clip
  • Money clip & engraved handwriting, how can a father forget the moment he recieved a gift like this!
  • cufflinks from artwork
  • peridot ring, our ring called "smile" availble in all kinds of metal and gemstones
  • Anniversary calendar charm
  • cutting edge earrings collection
  • eyeglass chain with the imagination from your kids, a memory any grandparent or parent will treasure for a life time, Great gift idea truly by your children.
  • Baby feet print, left and right foot of a new born
  • Monster aluminum zip pull
  • dragon dangle book mark
  • Golf marker with crayon figure. Portrait of the dad, uncle or grandpa that enjoys golfing. Golfers has the best fans!
  • 10mm bracelet cable chain for charms. available in 7.5" or 8.5" length, perfect with your existing charms or the one we make from your children's art!
  • silver bracelet cable chain small links, perfect for the petite woman to wear with her charms.