I'm often asked about why I love the jewelry business so much and what my true passion is. Is it selling beautiful creations? Yes...is it repairing jewelry? Why yes...but the number one thing that I simply love to do is to design and create beautiful custom one of a kind jewelry for my friends and clients.
With today's technology including laser welders/engravers, computer CAD design and casting...design work is so much easier than it was almost 40 years ago when I started.
Imagine this...we goldsmiths used to sit down and carve a piece of jewelry out of a blue block of wax just so we could give our client's an idea of what something might look like. Now with computer aided design software, I can show a customer in "Real Time" what their ring will look like and even picture it in realistic terms on their finger! How cool is that?
Yes, things have come a long way in the way jewelry is designed & made these days. Every day I hear of some new technology that makes our lives easier. I think back to how long it used to take to create jewelry and I as well as my customers are thankful that now we can turn out a piece in days or a few weeks instead of a month!
Interestingly, we've had clients come in with designs scribbled on napkins...talk about unique :) We were able to take their ideas and bring them to fruition. So...if you enjoy unique pieces perhaps of your own creation or mine....I'm your guy!
Would love to chat anytime about jewelry design & creation...it truly is my passion!
Until next time,
Bill Warren, Owner & Gemologist
The Gold Mine