Master goldsmith Mia van Beek established Formia design in 2004. A small, full-service jewelry studio located in the heart of Charlottesville, Virginia. Known worldwide for transforming your own child’s artwork into precious metal keepsakes (necklaces, charms, keychains and more). We design, redesign and repair fine jewelry (engagement rings, wedding bands, anniversary gifts and more).
All our pieces are handmade with the goal of perfection. Providing excellent customer service, fast turn around time and full attention to detail in every stage of the process. Most of all, satisfied customers are our priority. We are always only a phone call or e-mail away.
My passion is making meaningful jewelry by hand and therefor possibilities in creativity becomes endless–Mia van Beek, Founder of Formia® Design
I just wanted you to know how much my husband appreciated his key chain. It was so special being hand drawn by our daughter. Thank you so much for helping us give him this special gift!! / ETSY customer
I received my order yesterday just in time for my wife’s birthday. I want to say that I was more than satisfied with the pendant. It was above and beyond what I expected. It was a great surprise for my wife’s birthday. She absolutely loves it. Thanks again! — Sal R
Today my pendant arrived and what can I say other than a MASSIVE THANKS! I have my daughter’s first Mum drawing pendant on a chain beside my son’s. I can’t tell you how much I love them both. Many thanks! — Amy H
I love it! It’s so special. I’m giving it to my husband for Father’s Day. I’m so excited! Thank you so very much. Audra
Love love love. I was lucky enough to get a necklace made by you for my birthday. It’s a picture drawn by my daughter Olivia. I just had to write & thank you so much for your work. It’s as beautiful as her drawings & I simply couldn’t be happier. — Diana R
Thank you guys for helping us out on such short notice. You guys are great to work with and do amazing work. — Thank You, Adrianne B
We got our keychain and we are sooooo excited to give it to Daddy!!! Thank you so much…. Best gift idea ever. I am going to win the gift giving contest for sure! (Not that we actually have a contest but you know, the contest inside your head….)
Just received my package! Absolutely stunning words cannot explain how thankful I am it’s beautiful! This will be the best Father’s Day gift ever. Thank you for the consistency and emails and answering all my silly questions. I will be doing business again. -Alexandria C.
The package arrived and I love the beautiful creations you all generated of the children’s drawings. It makes such a very special gift for my daughter. Mahalo from Hawaii, Sheri T
Thank you so much! You all did a superb job on this pin. It’s so VERY SPECIAL to us. I absolutely LOVE it. — Jennifer Z
I LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM. They melt my heart. They are AMAZING. Thanks for your work on these – especially creatively. — Mitch P
I just wanted to let you know the keychain arrived on Wednesday, and it’s perfect! I know my husband is going to love it. Thank you so much for all your help.
Thank you! I just received our charm today. It is perfect! – Tonya H
Hi Joan and Mia, my ring came and it is absolutely perfect. It is exactly what I wanted!! I tried waiting to open it for my birthday in August, but that lasted for about 4 minutes. Thank you so much for everything. You were so excellent to work with and I love that you made something that was just for me. Thank you, thank you! — Danielle B
I received the money clip yesterday morning! Thank you so much! It is just perfect. Amazing work. I just know my husband is going to love it. Now I have to do something for myself. Thank you again. — Liz P
Thank you so much for giving me such a beautiful reminder of my beloved Grandma. I love your work! I’m searching through my children’s artwork for my next order. – Amy W
OHMIGOODNESS. It’s so beautiful. It’s so delicate, yet powerful. I’m so in love with it. — Jade
Thank you for using our beloved “Edie” keychain in your advertising! Carolyn was so thrilled to learn that her drawing/keychain was featured on The Today Show!! She watched the clip over and over. We appreciate your help with this very special keepsake.
Received the key chain, it’s fabulous!!! Thank you so much, I’m sure Scott’s going to love it. Thank you, Johanna R
You exceeded my expectations! The key chain you made from my son’s drawing of him holding hands with his dad was exquisite. It was a perfect Father’s Day present, and is receiving rave reviews from everyone. Many thanks again, including for the wonderful service. — Juliet M
OH.MY.GOSH!!!! received our two items today and i am head over heels in love with them! i literally cried. can’t wait to see my husband’s reaction when he opens his gift… I have posted a picture of this in my Mom’s group, I’m sure they’ll be flooding your gates soon 🙂 THANK YOU!!! – Jenny H
The keychain you created is my husband’s most prized possession and Miles loves being able to show people what he drew. I have recommended you to everyone I know! Thank you, Amy S
We received the keychain today and I just wanted to thank you and everyone so much. It’s beautiful and brought a tear to my wife’s eye when she opened it. Could you please give special thanks to the engraver who corrected my typo (LOL). Thank you everyone. — Dan
The key chains are AMAZING! They are exactly what I wanted! I congratulate you on the beautiful job! Thank you very very much! — Luisa R
I received my bracelet yesterday and I just love it! My children love to draw and the bracelet is a fantastic representation of their artwork. I have already received many compliments on it today!!! Thanks so much!! — Renae S
Mia van Beek (Owner and Goldsmith)
Joan Clickner (Office Manager)
1304 East Market Street, Suite T
Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA
+1(434) 981-1412 (office phone)
+1(434) 981-8389 (Mia's cell phone)
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