Greetings, Friend! Modern Goldsmith is a website and business dedicated to custom jewelry and expert repair.
WHAT WE DO
Engagement Rings & Bands / / We craft high-quality engagement rings and bands to fit any style or budget.
Jewelry Repair / / We provide repair and restoration services such as soldering, ring sizing, and stone replacement.
Free Shipping & Insurance / / Modern Goldsmith covers the cost of all shipping expenses. Each package is fully insured to provide extra peace of mind. Want to send your item to Modern Goldsmith? We cover that too. Simply contact us and we will send you an insured shipping label.
Hello there, I’m Jordan! I created this website as a way to showcase what I love doing: working with my hands!
There is something truly rewarding about creating an engagement ring for a couple ready to spend their entire lives together. The sentimental aspect of jewelry is one of my favorite things about being a goldsmith. Likewise, when a piece of jewelry needs repair I take great pleasure in restoring it to it’s original state.
To catch a glimpse of some of the fun projects I am currently working on, check out my portfolio!
When I’m not working in my shop I’m almost always with family. My lovely wife Brooke and I were married in 2011 and have two fun-loving little boys. Fen and Rain joined us in 2013 and 2015 respectively. A small section of this website is dedicated to family and all of the fun things happening Outside The Shop
My journey as a goldsmith began back in 2001 when I was hired as a jewelry polisher. This was my first job! As a polisher, I was mostly responsible for shining up the jewelry that had been repaired in the shop. It was repetitive, but if we are to learn anything from the movie “The Karate Kid,” we see that if we do something over and over, it becomes second nature.
It’s funny how in the movies this progression and character development is usually portrayed in about 5 minutes of screen time, then BOOM…Our protagonist is ready to conquer the world. It turns out my “5 minutes of movie time” was actually closer to 10 years in real life.
After a few years at the polishing position I had the opportunity to accept a full-time goldsmithing apprenticeship. How is that different from polishing? Well, it meant that I was actually working on jewelry, torch and hammer in hand. Those early days were often accompanied with the aches and pains of melting rings and breaking stones, but thankfully I had extremely talented teachers and mentors who invested so much time and effort into my development. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. Everything was a learning experience, and I was fully committed to learning a trade I considered to be very rewarding.
Gradually those bad days I mentioned became less frequent and more often than not, I was having very good days…like the day I learned how to size a ring, or the day I set my very first diamond. My best day of work was probably the day I designed and created an engagement ring for my wife. (Let’s be honest, it was more than a day)
Day after day, year after year, I gave it everything I could and had a lot of fun in the process.
This wonderful journey continued until 2012 when I started my own business.
Today I service over 4,000 pieces of jewelry a year doing a profession that I love.
What Exactly Does A Goldsmith Do?
The Short List:
- Jewelry Customization
- Diamond and Gemstone Setting
- Ring Sizing
- Ring Restoration
- Cleaning, Polishing, & Rhodium Plating
The Long List:
- Ring Sizing of Platinum, Gold, and Silver
- Half Shanks
- Solder Breaks in Rings
- Sizing beads or “Inside Ring Bumps”
- Arthritic Shank Installation
- Solder 2 Rings Together
- Unsolder Rings
- Straightening Prongs
- Rebuild Prongs
- Pull Stones from Jewelry
- Stone Tightening
- Solder Posts to Earrings
- Convert Earrings to Friction, Threaded (Screw), or Guardian Posts & Backs
- Stone Setting of the Following Shapes: Round, Princess, Oval, Marquise, Emerald, Trillion, Cushion, Pear, and More.
- Head and Set
- Bezel Setting
- Flush, Bead, and Other Stone Setting Techniques
- Chain Repair
- Solder Jump Rings Closed
- Clasp Repair & Replacement (Lobster, Spring, Toggle, Etc.)
- Install Figure-Eight Safety Clasp
- Install Safety Chain
- Hinge Repair in Bracelets
- End Tab Solder & Replacement
- Rhodium Plating
- Ring Refurbishing
- Finishes (Brush, Satin, Hammer, Sand-Blast, Etc)
- Epoxy work
- Pearl Restringing
- Laser Welding
- CAD Design
- Wax Carving
- Jewelry Casting
Now I’ve told you what I do, go see it for yourself!
For all of your jewelry related inquiries, do not hesitate to contact us.
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