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About us

For the Love of Artistic Expression and Handcrafted 

Welcome to Silver Bonsai Gallery, the premiere Fine Jewelry, Art, and Craft Gallery of the Outer Banks. Opened in 1998 by Local Jewelry Artists Ben and Kathryn Stewart, Silver Bonsai features a stunning collection Fine Art and Gifts, all handcrafted in America, with a jewelry studio on site and a lovely garden of Bonsai trees and supplies. Our specialties include wedding and engagement rings, hand engraved silver, gold, and platinum jewelry, as well as diamonds and gemstones. We look forward to helping you find the perfect treasure for any occasion.

Silver Bonsai is also home to Modern Heirloom® which was born of the creative minds of owners Ben and Kathryn Stewart in 1998 and trademarked in 2011 . Finding themselves drawn to the very techniques that make Heirloom jewelry so appealing such as Hand engraving and creative design. In the Studio located within the Silver Bonsai gallery, we carve each piece and detail by hand.

From fun and funkie silver jewelry to exquisite engagement and wedding bands there is a Modern Heirloom® to mark every occasion. Reflect your past , Inspire your present , and speak to the future with a Modern Heirloom® Jewelry creation.


Our team of goldsmiths at Silver Bonsai Gallery bring a contemporary twist to an old work style in each Modern Heirloom® . At Silver Bonsai in Manteo, NC our cases are stocked with a beautiful array of Silver, Gold, and Platinum Jewelry crafted in the Studio Located in Our gallery where you not only can find your Modern Heirloom® , you can see our talented team working on your piece and meet the artists and designers. What sets our Modern Heirloom® collection apart is not only its stunning craftsmanship but also its significance as a treasured keepsake for you and your future generations. Each piece is meticulously created to be an heirloom, a lasting symbol of love and connection. It carries the spirit of the past while resonating with the present, making it a cherished possession that will be passed down through the years.

possession that will be passed down through the years.