Sunday, December 23, 2007

Will Your Christmas Ring or Watch Need Sizing?

Well, Christmas is almost here and of course I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

It's been a busy season here in our jewelry store as we've served as Santa's unofficial elves. Its a true pleasure to help everyone pick out a beautiful piece of jewelry to honor their loved ones this season!

As a reminder, if you or a loved one receives a ring or watch that may need some form of adjustment...we will be open the day after Christmas to help those who need ring sizings or watch band adjustments even if they didn't purchase the item from us!

Most repair/adjustment work is done in our store (some while you wait if possible) so don't let that new present sit around, bring it by for the adjustment you need to make it wearable and start enjoying it today!

Happy Holidays,

Bill Warren, Owner/Registered Gemologist
The Gold Mine
Hudson, NC

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Lets Have A Vintage Christmas!

One of the most popular jewelry styles this year for rings, pendants and earrings is the "Vintage Look"! This timeless and classic style is being seen on the red carpet in Hollywood as well as in your local town.

This style of jewelry recalls the years from 1900-1920 when "Art Deco & Art Noveau" was popular. One of the great things about this style of jewelry is simply that it never goes "out of style"...there will always be those who love it!

Everyday, I notice young ladies coming in wanting this type of jewelry, especially in engagement rings and I have just have to think that they're grandma's would be so proud.....

Jewelry in the "Vintage Look" is often charaterized by what is called micro pave' bead work setting which is a very intricate type of work performed by an expert goldsmith. There are also many diamonds found in the piece...notice the diamonds surrounding the center stone in the two pictures above! I like to think of this look as having an almost "sandy or grainy" type of look.

You'll be glad to know that this style is made in both yellow & white gold as well as platinum and palladium metals, so the choices are plenty!

I invite you to check out this link:
where you'll find many more pieces in the "Vintage Look"!

Let this Christmas bring you back to the look of'll see why its been so popular for soooo long!

Merry Christmas,

Bill Warren, Owner/Registered Gemologist
The Gold Mine
545 Main St.
Hudson, NC 28638
(828) 726-1009