Friday, November 20, 2015

Get Ready for Our Day After Thanksgiving Sale

Can You Believe It?  Black Friday is almost here and once again we're hosting our biggest ever
"Day After Thanksgiving Sale"

You're going to love some of our Early Bird Specials between 8 & 10 AM on 11-27-15
We've listed just a few below...if you're like us, you're always looking for nice gifts for great stocking stuffers...this year, we've made it on below:

Ladies Triple Braided Pearl Bracelet
Only $4.99 Limit (5) Per Customer On 11-27 Between 8 & 10 AM

Matching Triple Braided Pearl Necklace
Only $19.99 Limit (5) Per Customer on 11-27 Between 8 & 10 AM

Ladies Black Diamond Hoop Earrings in Silver
Only $29.99 Limit (5) Per Customer on 11-27 Between 8 & 10 AM

Get here early as this event has become quite famous in our area...but don't worry...we have enough for everyone!  Happy Thanksgiving and see you on Friday, the Day After Thanksgiving!

Thursday, October 8, 2015


For one day only on Saturday, October 17th between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4 :00 PM you'll have the opportunity to see over ONE MILLION DOLLARS of fine jewelry sale priced up to 60% Off Regular Price!  Why is that?  Because The Gold Mine is celebrating our 22nd Year Anniversary in Business and we wanted to invite you to this huge jewelry party!

It's hard to believe 22 years have passed since we opened our doors and we certainly couldn't have been successful without you!  Therefore, we're going to have a super Anniversary Sale & Party in your honor!

Because we value you our friends and clients, we've brought in the largest assortment of fine jewelry to be seen in the Unifour area at the best pricing and values that you've come to expect!  During this one day only event, you'll discover a gorgeous array of diamonds, gemstones, watches, silver and more.

Our most popular jewelry brands such as:  Rhythm of Love Diamond Jewelry (you vibrates to the beat of your heart), Southern Gates, Waxing Poetic, Chamilia, Lafonn, Citizen Watches, OWL, Kellee Designs and more will all be discounted heavily during this one day only event!

Of course, it wouldn't be a party without gifts and we're giving away hourly door prizes which will feature stunning jewelry & gifts which will be yours for the taking...(you do have to come in that day to sign up!).  

Oh, I almost forgot...we'll also have awesome finger foods and drink for your enjoyment all day long and you don't want to miss that....

So don't forget, Saturday, October 17th from 9 'til 4...mark it on your calendars now and stop by...we'd really love to see you and thank you for helping make us one of the leader's of fine jewelry in the area!


Bill Warren, Owner
The Gold Mine 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Don't Miss Our Annual Summer Clearance Sale

Some things like Christmas, Thanksgiving, 4th of July only come around once a year and you certainly wouldn't miss them!  Well don't miss our One Day Only, One Hour Only Summer Clearance Event coming this Saturday!!!

Enjoy 60% Off Regular Price of our jewelry inventory for 60 Minutes on Saturday, July 18th from 1 PM 'til 2 PM..some exclusions apply. Enjoy 60% off savings on diamonds, gold, silver, gemstones & estate jewelry..and when the clock rings at 2 PM..its done..not to be repeated until next year! Don't miss this huge Summer Clearance Jewelry Sale!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Almost daily I have someone ask "What is that little black stone in your showcase?  Is it black onyx or what?"  Most definitely these little & some not so little black stones have come into their own as of late.  Yes, I think "Black Diamonds" are definitely here to stay in fine jewelry fashions.  But I digress...what are black diamonds and where do they come from?

Various global deposits have produced black diamonds going back to diamond mining's glory days in Brazil and later in South Africa.  A particular black diamond of legend is the 33.74 carat pear shaped Amsterdam Black Diamond from the 1970's.  Originally this diamond was destined for industrial use until it was discovered to be tough when it met the diamond saw.  It was later cut into a fetching pear shape that earned $352,000 US when it sold at Christie's Geneva in 2001.  Today the diamond is estimated to be worth millions.

With more & more designs featuring black diamonds, we've incorporated them into our inventory mix here at The Gold Mine with great success!  It seems you our client's enjoy the look and have found that just like "White Diamonds"...their neutral shade goes with most any outfit.

If you're curious about "Black Diamonds" or other colored diamonds in general..give me a buzz at 828-726-1009 or better yet, stop by and we'll show you these shaded beauties!

Until Next Time,

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

Monday, June 1, 2015



June counts three gems as birthstones, pearl, Alexandrite, and moonstone.


Historically, pearls have been used as an adornment for centuries.  They were one of the favorite gem materials of the Roman Empire; later in Tudor England, the 1500s were known as the pearl age.  Pearls are unique as they are the only gems from living sea creatures and require no faceting or polishing to reveal their natural beauty. In the early 1900s, the first successful commercial culturing of round saltwater pearls began. Since the 1920s, cultured pearls have almost completely replaced natural pearls in the market.Pearl


A relatively modern gem, Alexandrite, was first discovered in Russia in 1831 during the reign of its namesake, Czar Alexander II, and is an extremely rare chrysoberyl with chameleon-like qualities.  Its color is a lovely green in both daylight and fluorescent light; it changes color to a purplish red in incandescent light.  Due to its rarity, some jewelers stock synthetic versions of this enchanting gemstone.  (Synthetic gemstones are man-made alternatives to the natural material, possessing the same physical, optical, and chemical properties as the natural gemstone.)


The third birthstone for June is the Moonstone.  It was given its name by the Roman natural historian Pliny, who wrote that moonstone's appearance altered with the phases of the moon — a belief that held until well after the sixteenth century.  A phenomenal gemstone, moonstones show a floating play of light (called adularescence) and sometimes show either a multirayed star or a cat's eye. Considered a sacred stone in India, moonstones often are displayed on a background of yellow (a sacred color) and are believed to encapsulate within the stone a spirit whose purpose is to bring good fortune.  Part of the family of minerals called feldspar, moonstone occurs in many igneous and metamorphic rocks and comes in a variety of colors such as green, blue, peach, and champagne. The most prized moonstones are from Sri Lanka; India, Australia, the United States, Mayanmar, and Madagascar are also sources.
I hope you enjoyed reading about the month with three birthstones!


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

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Do You Love Vintage Jewelry?  This is the event for you...
Those who love going thru grandma's jewelry box or wearing her jewelry will love this one day only event on Saturday, June 13th from 10 am 'til 4 pm!  We're bringing in over$150,000 of gorgeous estate, period & vintage jewelry at special sale prices!!!

Be sure to read on below for an "Extra Special" gift certificate offer just for you...
$50 Event Gift Certificate
Bring this certificate good for $50 off any "Estate Jewelry" purchase of $200 or more during this one day only event.  This may not be combined with any other offer.  This certificate offers expires at 4pm, June 13th.
Huge Selection To Choose From
Not only will we showcase our own Estate Jewelry at special pricing but thanks to our "Connections" within the jewelry industry, we're bringing in many more jewelry items that you'll on get one opportunity to don't miss out!

If you've longed for "Heirloom Quality" jewelry with a'll want to come by because when its's gone!

Monday, May 4, 2015

A Jeweler's Reflections

I guess the picture of the green rock above is reason I ended up as a jeweler.  What is this green rock?  It's an emerald and I grew up in the small emerald mining town of Hiddenite, NC.  As a matter of fact, my great, great grandfather's farm is the location of the original Hiddenite emerald find and original mine.

Obviously, I grew up around emerald mining and some of my best childhood memories are from hunting rocks in our families garden where we'd often find gemstones of many varieties.  Yes, I had quite the rock collection as a child and I still do.

So what does all this have to do with The Gold Mine?  Rock hounding as a kid sparked my interest enough to not only become a collector but I also learned how to cut gemstones known as "Lapidary Work".  From there I learned the goldsmithing trade as well as watch repair.

Over the course of several years, I came to work for other jewelers including a very large jewelry chain in NC.  After thinking..."Gee, I could do this better" wife and I decided to open our very own jewelry store in 1993 in downtown Hudson.  Thus...the Gold Mine was born and here in 2015 is still going very strong thanks to the good Lord and our wonderful friends & clients.

So...should your son or daughter pick up the rock collecting hobby, don't discourage them!  You never know when you might have the next successful jeweler or jewelry chain originating within your own family!

Take care,

Bill Warren, Owner/Gemologist
The Gold Mine