Meet our Team

With over 100 years of combined jewelry experience, the Designs Unlimited team is committed to helping you with your jewelry needs. While custom jewelry design is our forté, we carry a beautiful selection of fine jewelry and gemstones.

Bill Hicks, Owner Designs Unlimited Fine Jewelry

Bill Hicks, Owner

Bill cares for the general management of the company. He is known for his detailed jewelry appraisals. Bill and Cindy have four daughters and two grandchildren.

They enjoy traveling in their leisure time.

Jewelry Education

GIA Diamond Grading, 1988
GIA Fine Jewelry Consultant, 1990
GIA Gem Identification, 1997

Cindy Hicks, Owner Designs Unlimited Fine Jewelry

Cindy Hicks, Owner

Cindy began her career as a custom jewelry designer in 1976 making sterling silver jewelry. She became Head Jeweler at the Carat Patch in December 1980 and held that position until October 1987. Cindy was a finalist in the 1988 De Beers International Design competition.

Cindy is currently the board President for The Well of Lexington. She enjoys working out with her personal trainer, pilates, and walking her dog, Sashimi.

Jewelry Education

GIA Repair & Setting, 1983
GIA Diamond Grading, 1984
GIA Jewelry Design Course, 1985
GIA Colored Stones, 1992
Stewart's International School Advanced Stone setting (refresher course), 1995

Barb Hatton, Jeweler Designs Unlimited Fine Jewelry

Barb Hatton, Bench Jeweler

Barb began working in sales at Designs Unlimited in April 1996. She showed an interest and natural aptitude for bench work and gradually began honing her skills as a jeweler. She never fails to give complete attention to detail and is an important part of our design team.

Barb and her husband Eric are very involved with fundraising for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. 

Jewelry Education

Stewart's International School for Jewelers, 1997
GIA Detecting Synthetic Diamonds, 1998
GIA Diamond Grading, 1998
GIA Gem Identification, 1999
GIA Institiute of Diamonds, 1999
Drouhard Diamond Setting, 2000
GIA Graduate Diamond Diploma, 2000
GIA Diamond Grading, 2000