Dave Wyland, master jeweler, and owner of the Goldsmiths has spent many years learning his craft. While working at stores in Grants Pass (his home town) and Medford, his skills reached a high level.
Working on both jewelry repair, and the difficult art of eye glass frame repair, his hands are quick, and sure to provide work that often brings the complimentů"I can't even see where it was broken."
A great deal of effort, and study, on Dave's part has turned the Goldsmiths from the once small repair shop into, not only a Fine jewelry store, but also a full design, and manufacturing center, With complete facilities to create and produce even the most difficult of designs.
The services you will find at the Goldsmiths, include but are not limited to:
- Diamond and Precious gem setting
- Wax Carving
- Eyeglass frame repair
- Rhodium, Gold, Copper, Silver, and Nickel are available
- Watch repair including crystal and battery replacement
- Pearl Restringing
- Platinum-smithing repair and design.
- Consignment for sale
- Appraisals for sale or insurance
Steve Johnson joined forces with Dave in early 2006. Having spent over 30 years in various aspects of the jewelry business, He brings with him considerable experience.
Early in the 1970's Steve earned the designation of Master Jeweler after a 3 year apprenticeship under a European trained Master. From there he worked as a designer and overseas buyer for a chain of stores from Portland to Albany. Having traveled from the states numerous times to Thailand and working with manufactures, stone cutters, and dealers in that area he learned all the ins and outs of overseas import. In the process, creating relationships with resources that are still intact today.
The 1990's found Steve working with several major chains in the Pacific Northwest as a freelance designer with offices in Seattle and Portland.
The face of the business was changing and Steve began to travel in 1995 working with jewelers from coast to coast selling diamonds from the leading cutters in the world to the retail stores interested in only the finest in cut diamonds.
The efforts, the experience, and the time spent equal a jewelry store who truly is a jeweler and not just a retailer/reseller.
When you bring your most valued possessions in the Goldsmiths for repair or restyling you can rest assured that they will not leave the store, all the work is done on the premises and you have a direct source to the treasures of the world if that is your desire.