322 Main St., Racine, WI 53403
(262) 632-5022, plumbgoldjewelry.com
Hours of Operation:
10 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Monday – Wednesday
10 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Thursday – Friday
10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Saturday
See website for extended holiday hours!
Please share a bit about your background:
I was born and raised in Racine and started working at Plumb Gold while I was a student at The Prairie School as part of an internship program at the school. I went to college at Miami of Ohio and majored in jewelry design and metalsmithing. I continued to work at the store during the summer and on other breaks from school. After graduation in 2008, I started working at the store full time. In 2015, 12 days before my 30th birthday, I bought the business when the owner decided to retire.
What was the inspiration for your business?
Gems are so inspiring. I truly have a passion for gems and jewelry. I love sparkly things.
What’s your most popular item(s)?
We’re known for our custom work of all kinds and we sell a lot of earrings and rings. For the past 18 months, our stacking gem rings have been very popular.
Do you have a little-known specialty?
We have an unrivaled collection of colored gemstones, ready for placement in a new setting or for remakes of bridal sets or sentimental favorites. We also do repairs and appraisals.
Can you share a sneak peek to your future plans?
We’ll continue to take baby steps to diversify our product offerings, while continuing to maintain a high-end shopping experience. We currently have gifts from $50 to $50,000 and offer the same shopping experience throughout the spectrum. Next year I’ll complete my Graduate Gemologist certification from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the international standard for jewelry professionals. I previously completed my Graduate Diamond and Graduate Colored Stone certification.