Become Part of the Process
From sketches and scribbles we develop a design that shows us a “lay of the land" of your future piece of jewelry. This leads to the development of a wax model that everyone can then approve.
We form wax models in multiple ways, using exclusively hand-carved techniques, computer technology or a mix of both. We take the evolved wax model and encase it in a heat-resistant plaster. Then we bake it, creating a cavity in the plaster that is the exact shape of the wax.
Casting is the most exciting part of jewelry making, and we invite you to join in the process. Bring friends and family to your Casting Party and celebrate the occasion together as you hold the torch and melt the gold yourself. This is possible for all jewelry made of white, yellow or rose gold. After casting, we polish the piece and do any stone setting and finish work. This is how we create jewelry that is a unique expression of your life.
At Goldmine Design we create our custom jewelry in 18k white and yellow gold and 14k rose gold, as well as platinum and titanium. All of our precious metals are 100% recycled content. We can also reset your own gemstones into new pieces. We offer Sri Lanka sapphires, conflict-free diamonds, and a variety of gemstones produced from low-impact mining with fair labor practices. We borrow these gems and diamonds in from our suppliers then choose them with you, selecting only what work best. Purchasing stones individually in this manner is the best way to choose the top stones from a high quality selection.
Who we are
The genesis of Goldmine was John Winters, who started the business in 1972 and opened our current location just south of Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market in 1994. Then in 2007, Cindi Hansen took ownership from her longstanding partner—although John still pops in to visit with customers, many of whom have been with us since those early days.