Friday, April 26, 2013

Memories of Mother's Day

Mother's Day is fast approaching on May 12th.  My dear mother has been gone now for a couple of years and I really miss her so.  Thinking back over the years, it was always a happy occasion to visit her over the Mother's Day holiday along with my two sisters, enjoy fellowship and a good meal.

Usually, we gave Mom a lil' something every year although she was just as happy if we just spent time with her.  One year I gave Mom a new Mother's Ring and it always brought me lots of joy to see her wearing was also one of the first things I found after she passed away while going thru her cherished treasure box.

As a jeweler, I often see people who come in to buy their Mom's a present for Mothers Day and of course, fine jewelry does "Capture the Moment" but I also think its even more important to let her know just how much you love her and care.

If you're looking for a great Mother's Day present, I invite you to stop by...our staff will be glad to take lots of time to insure you pick the perfect gift for her.  But even more importantly, I hope you'll take time out of your busy schedule to spend some time with that important lady who brought you into the world!  Looking back, I have great memories of Mother's Day, but oh what I'd give to have one more Mother's Day with my Mom!

Take care,

Bill Warren, DDJ (Doctor of Dynamic Jewelry)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

How To Keep Your Fine Jewelry Looking New

Perhaps the title of this article is one of the questions I get most!  How do you keep your fine jewelry looking new?  Of course, the answer can be different for every person but here are a few good basic guidelines to go by:

  1. Have your jewelry cleaned regularly so dirt & oil doesn't build up on the metal by even more importantly, under the gemstones & diamonds which causes them to look dull & cloudy.  Most jewelry stores offer FREE professional cleaning...The Gold Mine does for sure!
  2. Take your jewelry in for a "Spa Treatment" once a year.  What do I mean?  This means having your jewelry professionally buffed which removes scratches and brings it back to a high luster shine.
  3. If you have white gold or silver jewelry, you'll need to have it Rhodium finished every so often.  This brings the metal back to a "High White" color instead of a yellowy white which in can turn into over time.  Rhodium finishing is routinely done at the factory to insure a fine white look and also prevents silver from tarnishing.
  4. Buy a bottle of jewelry cleaner at most any jewelry store for either silver or gold jewelry to use as a good "At Home Cleaner" which is good in-between jewelry store visits.
So there you have it...a few basics step to keep your jewelry looking "Like New."  If you have any questions or maybe need jewelry maintenance or repair, feel free to call my office at 828-726-1009.

'til next time,

Bill Warren, DDJ (Doctor of Dynamic Jewelry) & Owner
The Gold Mine  
545 Main St. Hudson, NC 28638