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.

#UnitedinOrangeJewelry

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We can’t help being excited that our home team, The Denver Broncos are headed to Super Bowl 50!

In honor of their win, we are dedicating this blog post to gems and jewelry that are #UnitedinOrange . . . Citrine, Garnet, Sapphire, Tourmaline, Opal, Moonstone, and even Coral, which all come in shades of our favorite color of the week.

 

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Stop by The Gold Market Jewelers and check out the variety of jewelry you can wear in orange–and most available in Gold, Silver and Platinum.

 

 

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Come see our selection of Broncos Earrings, Bracelets and Pendants officially licensed by the NFL . . . and also don’t forget Pandora Charms are great additions to commemorate your favorite team.
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GO BRONCOS!!

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The Gold Market Jewelers serving customers (and Broncos fans) from Longmont, Firestone, Mead, Berthoud, Lyons, Niwot, Boulder and beyond.

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.

 

The Patriot Ring

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Today is Patriot’s Day, observed as the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

We are honored to introduce a Ring inspired and co-designed by a local Longmont WWII Veteran and dear friend of The Gold Market Jewelers.

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Stop by  our store at 17th & Pace to take a look at the Men’s and Ladies version of this magnificent ring.  Made to order in 14K Gold or Sterling Silver, and set with Rubies, White Sapphires and Blue Sapphires.

The Patriot Ring. To help commemorate the love of country.

Proudly serving customers from Longmont, Lyons, Mead, Berthoud, Firestone, 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.

Purple & Blue

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The birthstones for February and March are a few of our favorites: Amethyst and Aquamarine.
Amethyst comes in shades of purple and is almost as popular as the classics: ruby, sapphire and emerald. In fact it is related to the emerald, both belonging to the beryl family.
The word amethyst comes from the Greek word “amethystos,” translated as “not drunken.”

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The Greeks believed Amethyst gems could prevent intoxication, while medieval European soldiers wore amethyst amulets as protection in battle in the belief that amethysts heal people and keep them cool-headed.
It is used as a dream stone and to help insomnia. Put an Amethyst under your pillow to bring about pleasant dreams, or rub it across your forehead to offer relief from a headache.

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Ancient Egyptians used Amethyst to guard against guilty and fearful feelings.
Amethyst is a gemstone often worn by healers, as it has the power to focus energy and also used for problems in the blood and in breathing problems. Amethyst crystal clusters are used to keep the air and life force in the home clean and positive.

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Turing to March, the birthstone is Aquamarine and comes in shades of pale blue to a strong sea-blue. It gets its color from Iron.
The more intense the color of an Aquamarine, the more value is put on it. Some aquamarines have a light, greenish shimmer. However, it is a pure, clear blue that is typical of aquamarine, because it brings out so well the perfect transparency and magnificent shine of this gemstone.

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Many Aquamarine are almost entirely free of inclusions. Aquamarine has good hardness (7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale) and a wonderful shine. That hardness makes it very tough and protects it to a large extent from scratches.

 

The Gold Market Jewelers on 17th & Pace. Serving customers in Longmont, Firestone, Mead, Berthoud, Niwot, Lyons, Boulder and beyond.