Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Its Time To Get Your Jewelry Repaired!

With spring time just around the corner, its not only time to do a bit of "spring jewelry cleaning", but quite possibly, its time to have your "old friends" repaired or touched up!

Jewelry is just like our fine automobiles and sometimes that favorite jewelry item needs a "tune up"!! Its so very easy to knock a prong off of your favorite ring and chip a stone or to break a clasp on your bracelet or necklace.

Here at The Gold Mine, customer's tell us all the time about how much they appreciate our jeweler/repairmen looking after and taking care of their prized family heirlooms! Of course, its our pleasure to do so and often, we're able to catch a small problem and fix it before it becomes a big problem!

May I make a suggestion? How about bringing your favorite jewels by the Gold Mine for "A Day At The Spa"! We'll give each piece a heated, vibrated, ultrasonic solution bath and check each and every stone for tightness. When we return your pieces to you at the end of the day, you'll not believe how much better they look and did I mention....we'll do this simply for FREE!!! Yes, if you went to the doctor for a checkup, well, you know how much they charge...so bring your jewelry to the jewelry doctor and we'll give it all a FREE checkup and a DAY AT THE SPA on us!

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Bill Warren, Owner/Registered Gemologist
The Gold Mine
545 Main St.
Hudson, NC 28638
website: www.hudsongoldmine.com
email: goldman86@bellsouth.net

P.S. - special note from Bill - don't forget...never allow your gold or silver jewelry to come in contact with any kind of chlorox bleach cleaner in the home....it will completely ruin your item by acting like an acid on it...don't even let the fumes from bleach get close!!! Please take your rings off while doing the laundry!!

Sunday, March 16, 2008


"You've got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold them". Ok, so you can't hear me singing my favorite verse to Kenny Roger's song "The Gambler" but what does that have to do with this jewelry blog? Well, let me ask you an important question.....with gold currently trading on the world markets at $1000.00 or more per ounce, how does that affect you? Here are a couple of answers:

1. Yes, yellow or white gold jewelry may cost a little more because of the higher per ounce pricing, but there is also more demand upon manufacturer's to curtail prices and make lighter, more interesting designs. And guess what? You can even trade in your old, unwanted gold jewelry or items for brand new jewelry in my store thus making it very easy to refresh your jewelry wardrobe and have no out of pocket expense!

2. You can simply sell your old gold and put lots of money in your pocket, pay off a nagging bill or credit card or have money for home improvements! With gold at a 25 year high price, chances are you'll get the most return on your investment right now and you want even have to speculate in the precious metals market to do it!

Many customers ask me why the price of gold has went so high? There are certainly many reasons but here are a few of the most important: Watch the value of the US dollar...when the dollar is weak, gold will usually be very strong and go up in price. If the real estate market is weak, gold will usually be stronger and lets not forget the price of crude oil....pay close attention...when oil goes up in price...historically, gold will do the same!

I hope you've found this info about the gold market interesting....now back to singing my favorite Kenny Roger's songs...


Bill Warren, Owner/Registered Gemologist
The Gold Mine Fine Jewelry & Gifts, Inc.
545 Main St.
Hudson, NC 28638
Tel: 828-726-1009
Email: goldman86@bellsouth.net
Website: www.hudsongoldmine.com