Bailey’s Fine Jewelry, Raleigh, N.C.
The building’s existing stucco façade was removed and the exterior was reframed to include an air and water cavity, protecting the structure from extreme weather conditions. Thin masonry units with tight dimensional tolerances, high strength, high density and low water absorption were installed. The stone, which breathes and ages naturally, can be cut, chiseled, dressed and more onsite.
Masonry Units: 3/4-inch Renaissance ARRIS. tile Thin-Clad in a limestone color from Arriscraft
Serving eastern North Carolina since 1948, Bailey’s Fine Jewelry is a family-owned and -operated jewelry store with locations in Greenville, Rocky Mount, Fayetteville and Raleigh. Known throughout the state for its commitment to quality, customer service and product innovation, the firm has strategically upgraded its various locations on a regular basis. After months of renovation, Bailey’s 11,000-square-foot Cameron Village flagship location became the largest jewelry store in North Carolina.
The shopping center plaza was built in the late ’70s with a focus “to be unlike cookie-cutter malls”. The initial design included tree-lined walkways, one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants/cafés that welcomed people to a unique shopping experience. Ultimately, time took its toll.
“This job took roughly four months,” says Ben Aiken, cast stone manager for Custom Brick and Supply. “It was truly a unique project consisting of just under 1,500 square feet of highly detailed work. Right from the start, it was evident this was a highly professional undertaking, as all involved were 100 percent invested in partnering together to achieve an outcome with optimal results.”
The grand reopening took place in late 2014 with the largest diamond show in Bailey’s history. “We’ve been growing rapidly, and the renovations really allow us to show all of our expanded collections, as well as introduce some new designers,” states Clyde Bailey, president and owner of Bailey’s Fine Jewelry.