Welcome to Longmont Jewelers | The Gold Market
Let us help you commemorate your celebrations in life. We would love to help you find the perfect engagement ring, that birthday present you thought you’d never find, a gift for special anniversary gift, birth of a child, or our all time favorite, something incredible just because.
We feature Longmont’s best selection of fine diamonds, gold jewelry, wedding and engagement sets, as well as a stunning selection of precious stones including tanzanite, sapphires, rubies and emeralds. We are certified gemologists, full-service jewelry and watch and clock repair with more than 37 years of experience. We are family-owned and are a 2nd generation father-son operated business.
Renew, Reuse or Restyle your Diamonds, Gold, Silver and Platinum. If you have old or broken rings, bracelets, necklaces or earrings you don’t want anymore, just bring it in and we’ll make a fair offer to buy it from you. Or you can trade in your old items at a higher rate towards a new purchase or custom design.
With our innovative new custom design system you can design your own jewelry. Turn jewelry you like into jewelry you love. Using cutting-edge 3D design software, you have creative control to customize every detail from stone size, shape, and color to extensive design changes.
We are excited to be featured in the latest Longmont Magazine – The ECO Edition.
The article “GREEN Diamonds: Lab-grown gems, refurbished jewelry glamorize the green movement” starts on page 19. There’s also great information from other local jewelers about sustainable jewelry, eco friendly diamonds and gems, fair trade and recycling/restyling older jewelry for a greener planet. Take a look, share it and let us know what you think!
Did you know…
A trace of iron in Citrine’s structure is responsible for its yellow-to-orange color?
Citrine is rare in nature, so most Citrine on the market is the result of heat treatment of Amethyst.
Citrine is recognized as one the most popular and frequently purchased yellow gemstones.
In the days before modern gemology, its darkish yellow color caused it to be confused with topaz.
BIRTHSTONES & ANNIVERSARIES
Along with topaz, Citrine is a birthstone for November. It’s also recognized as the gem that commemorates the thirteenth anniversary.
How about it’s QUALITY?
The following factors combine to determine a Citrine’s value.
COLOR: Vivid yellows, reddish oranges, and earth tones are popular with consumers.
CLARITY: Eye-visible inclusions are not common in citrine. If present, they decrease its value.
CUT: Citrine might be carved, custom-cut, or calibrated for jewelry use.
CARAT WEIGHT: Citrine is available in a wide range of sizes for setting into a variety of jewelry styles.
WHY WE LOVE THIS GEMSTONE?
Even fine citrine has a modest price tag. Large gems remain affordable, as price per carat does not rise dramatically for larger sizes.
Giant hollow crystal-lined amethyst geodes from areas like Brazil are often heated to become giant citrine “cathedrals.”
In Bolivia, amethyst and citrine colors can occur together in the same crystal. These unique gems are called ametrine.
Citrine was often used in the crowns and jewels worn by royals and rulers. This was
because it was associated with qualities of strength, tenacity, dedication, and resilience.
Aside from its healing properties it is reputed to increase creativity, and restore energy.
They are also widely believed to bestow good fortune and success to the wearer, and
are often called the success stone. The properties are said to give the wearer a sense
of positive hope for what is ahead. The November Birthstone makes a wonderful
birthday, anniversary, or holiday gifts.
Whether you’re planning a big trip overseas, a meandering road trip in the mountains, or adventure at the beach, you may wonder about what jewelry to leave behind, what to bring and how to pack it.
Here are some useful travel jewelry tips we found.
A vacation is typically a break from routine and daily worries so most follow the rule of not bringing anything that you’ll worry about losing; and best to to leave expensive items or those with emotional value at home. However this doesn’t mean you should leave all jewelry at home since a vacation is a great time to wear fun outfits and accessorize.
A good tip is to stick with just a few neutral pieces — small hoop or stud earrings, a small pendant, a chain bracelet that will work with multiple outfits. But also throw in a few whimsical statement pieces. They’ll dress up even your most basic travel outfit.
What about your wedding band and engagement ring? Depending on your destination and activities, it’s often best to leave your engagement ring at home and wear just a less flashy wedding band.
Maybe you still want the look of your diamond engagement or wedding ring but don’t want to risk your own. Consider a look-a-like at a fraction of the cost. Colorless or “white” gems, like white topaz or crystal, can play the part of your pricier and more emotionally precious diamond jewelry.
If you do choose to travel with any fine jewelry, this is a good time to set up jewelry insurance for those pieces if you haven’t already.
How do you keep jewelry tangle-free, clean and organized to your destination?
Consider these tips for your next trip:
- Travel jewelry case: If you travel frequently, it might make sense to invest in a travel organizer or roll made specifically for jewelry. It doesn’t have to be pricey, but a good travel jewelry case will have compartments to keep your individual jewelry items both organized and free from tangles and scratching.
- Straws: Keep necklace chains tangle-free by slipping one end through a drinking straw then closing the clasp. Put all the straws in a toothbrush holder to keep your necklaces safe and contained. For a chunky necklace, follow the same process using a toilet paper tube.
- Index cards: Keep earrings organized and easy-to-find by using a safety pin to poke holes through an index card then inserting earrings and sealing the backs. Wrap a cloth around the card then pack it with the rest of your jewelry.
- Buttons: If you have spare buttons (especially larger ones), pair your earrings through the holes and seal the backs, one earring pair per button. When you’re packing for a trip, put the buttons you want to take in a small ziplock bag or wrap them in a small cloth for added protection.
- Daily pill box: They are the perfect size for storing individual earrings, rings and even smaller bracelets and necklaces. By putting just one item (or earring pair) in a box, jewelry stays tangle-free and organized. And since the boxes are connected, you have all your jewelry in one place.
- Small sealable snack cups: These are a great size for storing individual chunkier necklaces, bracelets or earrings, or a collection of earring-pair buttons wrapped in a small cloth.
If you’re flying, pack jewelry in your carry-on bag. Checked bags have a much greater chance of getting lost.
Just remember: You’re taking a vacation to relax and have fun, and to get away from your daily routine. Keep jewelry simple and inexpensive so it doesn’t get in the way.
Happy travelling from The Gold Market Jewelers!
No, it’s not what you’re thinking! But in a very unscientific survey of 6,000 mothers about what moms REALLY want for Mother’s Day, nearly 70 percent agree they would prefer two extra hours of sleep over a piece of expensive jewelry. For the other 30%, we’ve got you covered at The Gold Market!
Moms also agree that a sentimental gift from their child is preferable to a massage or a fancy makeover. More than 60 percent of moms who took the survey agree that they’d prefer an adorable, hand-made card from their kids instead of a day at the spa.
Moms are torn, however, on whether their idea of a perfect Mother’s Day involves spending the day surrounded by their kids, or relaxing in quiet solitude. Of the moms who answered the survey question, the votes were split 50/50.
Here are the top things that moms said they would love for Mother’s Day:
- Phone call
- Scented candle
- Brunch/Dinner with the family
- A clean house
- Breakfast in bed
- Car wash