What do moms REALLY want? Look no further than the bedroom…

 

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:

  1. Sleep
  2. Jewelry
  3. Candy
  4. Phone call
  5. Scented candle
  6. Brunch/Dinner with the family
  7. A clean house
  8. Flowers
  9. Breakfast in bed
  10. Car wash

Earth Day should be Every Day

For 47 years, Earth Day has inspired individuals to renew their commitment to environmental protection. People around the world get together to celebrate nature, get educated on environmental issues and learn how to live greener lives. A good time for contemplation and for making some small but significant changes.

            Reinventing the old

One way to be “green,” that can include being eco-conscious is upcycling or repurposing your old jewelry.

“Upcycling” is  taking something old and creating something new out of it.

Give cherished family heirlooms new life

Upcycle jewelry for Earth Day by cleaning out your jewelry box and finding ways to revitalize your treasures. If you’re able to bring new life to an old piece of jewelry, you’ll feel good about doing something good for the Earth.

We all know what the basis of Recycling is: a practice that takes an item and targets it for reuse, returning it back to the cycle of daily contribution to society rather than discarding it to trash. Think plastic bottles turned into carpet, toys or fleece.

Upcycling is described as reusing a material without degrading the quality and composition of the material for its next use.  The possibilities are endless with redesigning jewelry. Engagement rings can be turned into pendant necklaces, as can brooches and watches. Necklaces can be formed into earrings, rings, bracelets etc.

Jewelry is meant to be worn, so reinventing an older, heirloom into a piece of new jewelry that reflects your taste makes it more likely that you’ll wear it, and is a great way to keep the memories of loved ones alive.

Even cost-conscious and environmentally friendly brides are even choosing upcycled wedding dresses, which use old dresses to create new ones or accessories. It’s a great way to treasure family heirlooms while incorporate your own personal style.

Here are a few tips and ideas to help breathe new life into an older piece of jewelry:

1. Wear it in a new way. Take an old chunky necklace and wrap it around your wrist instead and it becomes a bracelet. How about using a brooch as a hair ornament or pendant. Pierced or clip earrings, either single or a pair, can be attached to a jacket as a decorative accent.

2. Reimagine an old piece. If pieces that are too small, fragile, or damaged to be worn such as a dainty diamond watch that is too small for the wrist or a vintage diamond brooch, think about attaching to a wide gold cuff.

3. Turn a larger piece of jewelry into several smaller ones. The gems in a statement necklace can become earrings. Diamonds in a large cocktail ring or brooch could be used to make a pendant with matching earrings, etc.

4. Change the metal. A colorless diamond set in platinum or white gold band will make the diamond appear whiter and give the piece a contemporary feel.

5. Repurpose the gemstones in a new piece. Mount them in a new piece of your own desigm and create a piece of jewelry that will become an heirloom for future generations that still has ties to the past. You can also divide the gemstones among siblings and other loved ones, so everyone can share the memories, and create their own heirlooms.

If you decide to remove the gems from a piece, consider sending them to an independent laboratory like GIA for examination, before having them reset. A diamond grading report, or gemological report for colored stones, will document what the stone is, whether it is natural or synthetic and if there are any detectable treatments. This information is key for the appraiser to determine the stones’ value for appraisal and insurance purposes; In addition, knowing how the gems were treated will help the jeweler determine the best way to handle the stones during setting, repair and cleaning.

6. Make it fresh and wearable again. Sometimes all a piece of heirloom jewelry needs is a “tune up”. Bring in your vintage or antique treasure to make sure no gemstones are loose and to give it a proper cleaning. The piece may have a patina (oxidized film) that you may or may not want removed.

Even if you don’t own any heirloom jewelry, you can always acquire a piece that was preowned. Just follow these GIA tips for purchasing estate jewelry. These treasures can be restored or reimagined to create your own piece of history and become a memento to pass on to loved ones.

PANTONE 2016 Color(s) of the Year: Soft is Beautiful

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For the first time ever, PANTONE, the world-renowned authority on color, unveiled not one, but two shades for its 2016 Fashion Color Report — and we love them both!

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ROSE QUARTZ and SERENITY BLUE are Pantone Color(s) of the Year

“Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves.

-Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute™

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Influenced by the world of art, new global doors opening and the desire to disconnect from technology and unwind, designers this season have gravitated toward a palette that is calming.

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Other inspirations include “the contrast of urban design and lush vegetation, leading to unexpected color combinations and collections reminiscent of architecture, travel, and nostalgia.”

“With our culture still surrounded by so much uncertainty, we are continuing to yearn for those softer shades that offer a sense of calm and relaxation, both of which focus on a desire to breathe and reflect, then play.”

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These 2016 colors are more about letting the softer side of you emerge.  Maybe the whole world needs to remember that strength is terrific, but softness is beautiful too.

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Rose Quartz, is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. It feels very feminine, serene and focused. It would make for a beautiful pendant or statement ring.

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As a gemstone, Rose Quartz helps keep us centered on our surroundings during the busy but free spirited spring and summer months.

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Weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, Serenity comforts with a calming effect, bringing a feeling of respite even in turbulent times. A transcendent blue, Serenity provides us with a naturally connected sense of space. Blue tends to bring a sense of comfort and tranquility to mind, and this transcendent version evokes feelings of strong connectedness within our space.

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As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent.

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A symbolic color selection that work well together and a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.

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Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.

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Who is Pantone?

According to their website: Pantone LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries.

The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.

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Happy 2016 from The Gold Market Jewelers!

Do your Christmas Shopping in your Pajamas!

It’s getting cold outside, so The Gold Market Jewelers now let’s you shop in the comfort of your home.

Browse items you like from our website and get confirmation from us via email regarding availability, and instructions on payment.

Best of all, most items are available next day after payment*

But don’t wait too long…only 27 days until Christmas!

How do I do this?
1. Just go to www.LongmontJewelers.com
2. Click on PRODUCTS
3. Choose a CATEGORY (Example: Jewelry, Rings, Diamonds, Watches, etc.)
4. Scroll down to search by KEYWORDS or Look through PHOTOS and select what you like.
5. To add items to your wish list, click ADD TO QUOTE (Green Bar at bottom of Description)
6. Next, click on VIEW QUOTE (just above the “Search” window of any item)
7. You will have option to SUBMIT INQUIRY or Continue Shopping
8. When you’re done, Submit Inquiry will ask for your NAME, PHONE and EMAIL
9. Click SEND
10. We will send you a confirmation with availability.

That’s all!
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at: info@thegoldmarketjewelers.com

Also, please note our extended Holiday Hours on Saturday, from 10am -6pm

 

Have a wonderful week!

 

*Based on availability and if payment is processed before 3pm MT

The Gold Market Jewelers, located at 17th & Pace, next to Safeway. Happily serving customers from Longmont, Firestone, Berthoud, Mead, Lyons, Niwot, Boulder and beyond.

 

Celebrate Love!

 

Mother’s day is only a few weeks away, and what better way to express your love for Mom by giving her the gift of jewelry.

Here are some of our favorite gift ideas available at our store:

♥ a custom made Ring or Pendant with the birthstones of each child

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♥♥ a personalized family pendant

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♥♥♥ a Pandora charm bracelet with Mom’s favorite things (gardening, music, art, sports teams she loves, countries where she’s traveled, initials of her kids, charms that say “Loving Mom,” heart charms that say “I love you”)

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♥♥♥♥ a stylish Seiko solar watch so she’ll never have to change a battery again

 

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♥♥♥♥♥ a Rhythm musical motion clock that plays a delightful tune and rotates every hour. The best thing about this clock is that it detects evening and does not play in the middle of night!

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♥♥♥♥♥♥ and finally, from our newest vendor, Ostbye, we recommend a pair of Shimmering Diamond Earrings, Ring or Pendant, featuring an innovative setting technique which allows the diamond to be in motion, so every move made is reflected in everlasting shimmer. When wearing Shimmering Diamonds, nothing will shine quite like her. Offered in an array of styles and prices, Shimmering Diamonds is sure to be loved and admired and make Mom sparkle with joy.

Stop by The Gold Market Jewelers and let us help you celebrate love for the special person in your life this Mother’s Day!

The Gold Market Jewelers, happily serving customers from Longmont, Niwot, Firestone, Mead, Lyons, Berthoud, Boulder and beyond.

For 2015 Pantone Color of the Year, think Garnet!

Pantone Marsala

The International color authority, Pantone announced that the 2015 Color of the Year is “Marsala, a naturally robust and earthy wine red.”

“Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth.”

 

Leatrice Eiseman
Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute®

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It’s already hit the runways and you’ll see lots of this color coming this year. If you plan on investing in Marsala-colored fashions, try pairing with grays, pinks and pale blues. Also neutrals like taupe, golden yellow and green-blue such as turquoise and teal, and will all complement Marsala.

If you’re not ready to invest in too much of the color, you can also just accessorize with Pantone’s Color of the Year, with shoes, pillows, or our favorite:  jewelry.

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The air is crisp and leaves are bright and yellow…

 

 

This reminds us of the two birthstones for November: Topaz and Citrine.

Topaz is available in a rich rainbow of colors. The most prized color is Imperial Topaz, named after the Russian Czars of the 1800s with a magnificent orange body with pinkish undertones. Topaz also comes in yellow, pink, purple, orange and blue.

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Citrine is known as the “healing quartz.” This golden gemstone is known to support vitality and health while bringing hope, energy and warmth to the wearer. Citrine comes in a number of shades from pastel yellow to dark brown orange. Good news: it’s one of the most affordable of gemstones and plentiful in nature! Citrine is mostly found in Brazil, Bolivia and Spain.

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The Gold Market Jewelers has a variety of Topaz and Citrine earrings, rings and necklaces to choose from. Celebrate the colors of November and of the Fall in style… and Happy Birthday to all Scorpios and early Sagittarius!

The Gold Market Jewelers, authorized dealer of Pandora jewelry, Bulova and Seiko watches, Lashbrook Rings, Endless Design and Rhythm Small World musical clocks.

We’re located at 17th & Pace, next to Safeway and happily serve customers with fine jewelry and repair needs from Longmont, Firestone, Mead, Berthoud, Lyons, Niwot, Boulder and beyond.

 

Topaz is a gemstone available in a rich rainbow of colors. Prized for several thousand years in antiquity, all yellow gems in antiquity were called topaz. Often confused with citrine quartz (yellow) and smoky quartz (brown), quartz and topaz are separate and unrelated mineral species. The most prized color of topaz is called Imperial topaz after the Russian Czars of the 1800s and features a magnificent orange body color with pinkish undertones. Topaz also comes in yellow, pink, purple, orange, and the many popular blue tones. – See more at: http://www.americangemsociety.org/november-birthstones#sthash.ZzIqVZKm.dpuf
Topaz is a gemstone available in a rich rainbow of colors. Prized for several thousand years in antiquity, all yellow gems in antiquity were called topaz. Often confused with citrine quartz (yellow) and smoky quartz (brown), quartz and topaz are separate and unrelated mineral species. The most prized color of topaz is called Imperial topaz after the Russian Czars of the 1800s and features a magnificent orange body color with pinkish undertones. Topaz also comes in yellow, pink, purple, orange, and the many popular blue tones. – See more at: http://www.americangemsociety.org/november-birthstones#sthash.ZzIqVZKm.dpuf
Topaz is a gemstone available in a rich rainbow of colors. Prized for several thousand years in antiquity, all yellow gems in antiquity were called topaz. Often confused with citrine quartz (yellow) and smoky quartz (brown), quartz and topaz are separate and unrelated mineral species. The most prized color of topaz is called Imperial topaz after the Russian Czars of the 1800s and features a magnificent orange body color with pinkish undertones. Topaz also comes in yellow, pink, purple, orange, and the many popular blue tones. – See more at: http://www.americangemsociety.org/november-birthstones#sthash.ZzIqVZKm.dpuf

Gem of the Sun

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Peridot is the birthstone for August and the 15th anniversary gemstone.

The word peridot comes from the Arabic “faridat,” which means “gem.”

Most peridot formed deep inside the earth and was delivered to the surface by volcanoes.

Found in lava, meteorites, and deep in the earth’s mantle, yellow-green peridot is considered an extreme gem.

Some also came to earth in meteorites, but this extraterrestrial peridot is extremely rare, and not likely to be seen in a retail jewelry store.

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Peridot has always been associated with light.

The ancient Egyptians mined peridot on the Red Sea island of Zabargad (St. John’s Island) the source for many large fine peridots in the world’s museums.

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The Egyptians called it the “gem of the sun.”

Today this gem is still prized for its restful yellowish green hues and long history.

Interesting facts:

*Some peridot is ancient: it’s found in pallasite meteorites, remnants of our solar system’s birth.

*In 2005, peridot was found in comet dust brought back from the Stardust robotic space probe.

*Some historians believe that Cleopatra’s famous emerald collection might actually have been peridot, and people in medieval times continued to confuse peridot with emerald.

*For centuries, people believed the fabulous 200-ct. gems adorning the shrine of the Three Holy Kings in Germany’s Cologne Cathedral were emeralds. But they are, in fact, peridots.

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Ideas for Peridot in Jewelry:

Pair it with Amethyst and Garnet for fabulous earrings . . .

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Accent it in a Cultured Pearl Pendant with Blue Topaz . . .

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Add to a fun multi-gem bracelet . . .

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Surround it in a Diamond Ring  . . .

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We Peridot heart  Peridot!

The Gold Market Jewelers, located at 17th & Pace next to Safeway.

Providing excellent and friendly service to customers from Longmont, Firestone, Frederick, Mead, Berthoud, Lyons, Estes Park, Niwot and Boulder.

 

3-D Custom Design Jewelry demo

Please enjoy this video demonstration on the 3-D software we use for Custom Design Rings and Pendants.

Create the jewelry you want within minutes.

Bring your inspiration and we can design it for you–or help you be the designer.