Chatham Hellmers

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Chatham Hellmers (born 1969 in New York) is a jewelry dealer, makeup stylist and former retailer.

Hellmers studied illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She later became a buyer and worked as a display dresser at Barneys in New York. She co-owned an antique furniture store in Atlanta before visiting Birmingham in 1998. She "fell in love" with the city and relocated in 1998.

Since coming to Birmingham Hellmers has operated three retail outlets, Jinx in Five Points South, Luxe in Forest Park Village, and Charm in 2nd Avenue North. After selling Charm in 2018 Hellmers began working in sales at Levy's Fine Jewelry down the street and pursuing a certification in gemology.

Hellmers and her husband, artist Walt Creel, live in the Wooster Lofts building.


  • Pelfrey, David (September 17, 2009) "Charm to Spare: A new boutique for the eclectically inclined." Black & White
  • Folse, Molly (May 16, 2008) "Local designer gives old jewelry new life." Birmingham Weekly
  • Chambers, Jesse (June 25, 2018) "Works like a charm." Iron City Ink

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