Gold Thumb Jewelry Creations
Appraisers ~ Gemologists
460 West Patrick Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701
Phone: 301-662-0055  Fax: 301-662-2621
Hours: M-Thursday 9-5:30  Fri 9-7  Sat 9-3

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Gold Thumb Jewelry Creations

Gold Thumb Jewelry Creations was established in 1979. We are expert jewelers and master craftsman, adept at working in all precious metals. We make custom made jewelry in platinum, gold, and silver. 

We are also Frederick's best source of loose diamonds, colored stones and pearls. We travel to Antwerp, Belgium to purchase the finest diamonds. 

At right: the Gold Thumb Jewelry Creations team!

Custom Designs ~ Diamonds ~ Repairs

Quality ~ Style ~ Selection ~ Service

If these folks don't have exactly the jewelry item you're searching for they'll make it or find it! One visit and you'll learn why their customers become good friends and come back year after year.

They even had a money clip I've been looking for all over town and the price was reasonable as well.

It's not hard to see why this family-run business is one of Frederick's true gems! Craig Shipp, Webmaster, 

The following is reprinted from "The Gold Thumb - fine and custom-designed jewelry"
by BETTY LESTER, Frederick News Post, November 16, 2000
For those who've been in the Frederick area for many years, the name Gold Thumb is synonymous with fine custom-designed jewelry. Now, Bert Edmonston III and wife Virginia are joined with their son Bert who is training to walk in his father's footsteps.

Elder Bert began his career at an early age as a hobby and then pursued a prominent career with an ever growing clientele and a move to a larger, well-positioned facility.

His teachings came as an apprentice silver smith for Samuel Kirk & Son then as a gold smith under the trained eye of Joe Tauber. Both of these brought knowledge that cannot be found in textbooks and are not in the usual mode of training.

Over the years, Bert and Virginia traveled twice a year to Antwerp to choose diamonds for use in the many custom-designed pieces he fashions for their customers. Of late, this has been delegated to young Bert who is finishing his training in the same skills as that of his father.

Their new location at 460 W. Patrick street is of a design to mirror their "family' tradition of personal attention and leisurely shopping. Bert III quickly pointed out, "We take great pride in our work and our service. We don't want anyone to leave our shop with any unanswered questions or not being shown all the choices they would have in a given field, be it diamond, pearl, combination settings, watches or the like. We feel we have a price range to accommodate most needs and certainly will work with each customer to give them all their options. In many instances, just a change in a setting, or gems, could make the desired difference in pricing.

"Along these lines," he went on to say, "We have various levels of pricing: gold bracelets, $30 and up; gold earrings $40 and up; diamond earrings at $100 and up as well as cultured pearls at $300 and up. We have the latest styles from Italy in gold chains priced very reasonably at $50 and up too. These are all highlighted by our extensive stock of loose diamonds that can be set in rings, pendants and all shapes and sizes.

"Tennis bracelets are still popular although most are choosing those of diamonds laced with colored gems. These include sapphires, emeralds, and rubies. Naturally, we offer many styles in both gold and silver."

The younger Bert then brought out the various watch brands they have which include ladies and gents Citizen and the dressy Christian Geneve.

"We also have a fine line of Black Hills Landstrom's jewelry," he continued with, "and these pieces are at a great price point. Then too, during the holiday season we additionally bring in collector tree ornaments and we are proud to have the Baldwin brand. This is our third year to offer this line and it has increased in popularity. These are of brass and 24 K gold plate which includes some limited editions that are only made for the year.

"One can choose fine gifts from our line of candlesticks, trays, tableware, picture frames and other great pieces, most of which are engravable. Others that fall into this category are pewter hollowware, baby cups and other items. This affords the opportunity to personalize items for those special gifts."

When asked about repairing jewelry, both spoke in unison as to their expertise along these lines. It was quickly apparent if a repair could be possibly be successfully made - it can be performed at Gold Thumb. Virginia spoke with pride when she qualified the repair service with, "Bert is an expert at repairing silver hollowware, gold and platinum jewelry and is totally committed to quality in creating custom pieces. His trade will be carried on by our son who has the same passion for excellence and commitment to the trade.

"We are kept busy staying on top of all the new trends that we feel would draw interest from  our customers and we also maintain operating hours to suite their lifestyles. This is even more critical during the pre-holiday weeks and we then extend our hours to be even more accommodating. We are open Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 8:00pm, Saturday nine-five and on Sunday from noon to 5:00pm. Naturally, we accept major credit cards, provide free gift wrap and for our male customers we have a men's night every Tuesday and Thursday. We take the time to answer their questions and assist them in making a decision. We make every effort to make sure every customer will be completely satisfied. We hope we can make a difference and bring smiles to those on your gift list - now and throughout the year."

An original copy of this article complete with photos is on display at the store.

Gold Thumb Jewelry Creations 
Appraisers ~ Gemologists 
460 West Patrick Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701
Phone: 301-662-0055  Fax: 301-662-2621 
Hours: M-Thur. 9-5:30  Fri 9-7  Sat 9-3


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