About Us

spectrum fine jewelry ring design and repair

Drawn to the historic charm and coastal ambiance of Wilmington, NC, Star Sosa opened the original Spectrum Gallery in 1997 in a 100 year old warehouse along the Cape Fear River. Drawing from an extensive background in jewelry design and American craft, Star attracted a dynamic roster of talented artists to join her venture. As Spectrum grew and evolved it was relocated to an upscale boutique shopping center, The Forum, not far from Wrightsville Beach.

Celebrating 20 years in business in 2017, Spectrum Fine Jewelry is renowned throughout the southeast as a premier source for exceptional and unusual jewelry.  Much of this is created on-site in their own designer studio.  This distinctive salon style jewelry store is home to an award-winning team of designers, Star Sosa and Susan Drake, and a master goldsmith, Mike Schmalzreidt.  Spectrum’s creativity has been recognized with national design awards from such prestigious organizations at the American Gem Trade Association, Jewelers of America and the Palladium Alliance just to name a few.

With an emphasis on fine colored gems, Spectrum hosts regular events from private round tables to weekend gem shows. Other events include designer trunk shows, diamond sales, custom restyle events, appraisal clinics, and more.  

Our Jewelry Team