A Scottish Legend

August 20th, 2012

According to an old Scottish legend, a woman accidentally dropped her wedding ring into the river Clyde. Her husband, believing she had given it to a lover, became enraged and threatened his wife’s life. In her despair, the innocent wife went to the Bishop of Glasgow to pray for help.

A few hours later a fisherman gave the Bishop a large salmon which he had just caught. Inside the salmon was the lost ring.

The husband, convinced of his injustice, was nevermore unkind to his wife. 

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Carats, Karats and Carrots

July 23rd, 2012

Everyone knows a carrot is an orange vegetable kids won’t eat. But what’s a carat or a karat?

A “carat” is the unit of weight (one-fifth of a gram) for measuring precious gems and pearls. Origin of the carat was probably the seed of the carob tree, used as a standard by Eastern pearl-traders because of their remarkably consistent weight.

A “karat” on the other hand, is a measure of the purity of gold. Pure gold is 24-karat. Eighteen-karat gold is 18 parts gold, 6 parts alloy. Fourteen-karat is 14 parts gold, 10 parts alloy, etc. 24-karat gold is too soft for most jewelry uses.

The cost goes down as the karats decline in number.


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The Truth about the Wedding Ring

July 9th, 2012

From cavemen to Cleopatra—Why the fuss about wedding rings?  

There is so much excitement around getting engaged that much of the history and symbolism can get lost in the happy chaos. You may have wondered why we use rings or why the diamond is the most common stone used today. Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to look at the history and traditions behind one of the most anticipated events in life.

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Good to See You After 19 Years

October 24th, 2009

Kris & Christy Sanders came in today. It was great to see them after 19 years. That was when we first met them, 19 years ago when they were looking for engagement rings. Life has moved forward for all of us and they now live in Burn Oregon, but it was sure great to see old friends after many years.

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Gems in your Dreams

August 2nd, 2012

“Dream Books” say that every object in a dream has a special meaning. George F. Kunz, a modern American authority on gem superstitions, suggests the significance of the following gems:

Amethyst, freedom from harm; Aquamarine, new friends; Diamonds. victory over enemies; Emerald, much to look forward to; Garnet, the solution to mystery; Moonstone, impending danger; Opal, great possessions; Pearl, faithful friends; Ruby, unexpected guests; Sapphire, escape from danger; Sardonyx, love of friends; Topaz, no harm to come; Tourmaline, an accident; Turquoise, prosperity; Zircon, a heavy storm.

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Keep it Clean, Keep it Forever

July 11th, 2012

A few tips for caring for your jewelry

Caring for your jewelry could at times seem overwhelming with all of the do’s and don’ts  out there about what you should be doing. To set the record straight, we have outlined a few basic principles of good jewelry care that will keep your jewelry looking brand new and without breaking the bank.

A regular professional cleaning is always a good idea. At least once a year you should have a professional look at it and do a thorough cleaning, especially the items that you wear often or are more valuable to you like a wedding ring.

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A Little Something to Steal the Show!

December 11th, 2009

Ben and Rebekah Hale met during the rehearsal process for Phantom of the Opera in Las Vegas. She is a ballerina and he is a singer. They met and dated for a year and a half, then were married in January 2008 in the Las Vegas LDS  Temple. The show is still running strong and Ben and Rebekah just celebrated their 1500th performance together.

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New Goldsmith Co. Web Site Is Here!

October 5th, 2009

It’s been a little while in coming, but the Goldsmith Co. Web site has finally arrived. First-time visitors will notice our unique emphasis on taking care of our customers, while you “seasoned” customers will appreciate our attention to detail in capturing the Goldsmith Co. in-store experience.

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Hard as a Rock

July 23rd, 2012

The expression hard as a rock loses much of its force when one considers that tale, such as is used on tender baby bottoms, is in fact a rock. Hardness among rocks ranges from tale to the diamond, hardest mineral of all. Between fall all other minerals, rated on a scale of one to ten.

The hardness scale, devised by a German physicist named Mohs and still bearing his name, is used as one of several means of identifying mineral specimens. Other qualities may be studied before identification is certain.

Most gemstones fall between five and nine on the Mohs scale. Except the diamond, of course, which stands alone as a perfect 10!

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What type of watch are you?

July 10th, 2012

They say that clothes make the man. But what does the type of watch you wear say about you? Find out what kind of watch best describes you and what that says about you.

Huge Face

Because you have to carry your clock around with you wherever you go. You and Flava Flav are keepin’ it real and people across the room will know what time it is. Maybe you’re compensating for something….like a small wrist.

Small Face

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Meet Ashley

October 24th, 2009

We would like to take some time and introduce our staff, starting with Ashely! Ashley is the Administrative VP here at Goldsmith Co.  Some of Ashley’s duties include management of all incoming and outgoing merchandise, managing all Bridal Shows,  preparation of executive reports and also runs the Service Department. (So if you have any complaints, please ask for Ashley :)   ) Ashley, in her previous life, was a Junior High School English teacher where she also coached the Cheer team. She also really enjoys riding dirt bikes with her husband.

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