FINE GEMSTONES, PARTNERED WITH CUSTOM CRAFTSMANSHIP

Is it time to sell some gold?


Probably so.
If you’re waiting for the best time to sell items you never intend to wear or rebuild, now would be the time to take advantage of the highest ever gold prices we are experiencing.

How do I find if my collection has value?



FIRST: separate by type all of the pieces in your collection. Group together any pieces to which you are sentimentally attached, and are certain you will never part with. Set those aside.

SECOND: Separate by category the remainder by metal content. Silver, gold, and costume have very different values, and the value of each will be determined by its weight.
Further sorting within these groups would be the purity of the metals (10k, 14k, 18k, etc…).
Sort out anything with a significant stone to be considered separately.

THIRD: Bring in your collection and we can give you the current value for your pieces. When you sell your pieces to us you can receive a cash settlement, or a store credit worth an additional 10%.
If you need help sorting your collection, just make an appointment and we will help you, free of charge. Often the difficulty is in determining the different gold contents from each other, as well as the gold filled, plated, or washed.

We value our relationship with all of our clients. To that end, we offer the highest return on your precious metals.
In an effort to socially distance as much as possible while still meeting the needs of our clients, we offer a one on one consultation with our experienced goldsmiths...by appointment.
Please contact us to arrange a time convenient to you.

Feel free to call us: 859-269-0878, or email us at cindy@asmallextravagance.com.

check out our new classes!

The classroom:

Our classes are unique within our industry. We provide a learning experience taught by professional goldsmiths in a professional studio. We teach the professional techniques widely accepted in the jewelry trade. Especially unusual: We provide the precious metals and gemstones required to complete each session project. You will enjoy the creative processes universally enjoyed by artisans the world over, AND leave with an item of true value, worthy of wearing yourself, or precious enough to give as a gift.
Join us in our studio as limited classes resume. see our current schedule. Social distancing rules apply.

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Lost Wax Casting

Lost Wax Casting

Day one: carve a wax (ring? pendant? work of art?) and prepare it for casting. By the end of the day you will have a work in plaster and ready for burn out after curing overnight. Day two: cast your piece in sterling, remove the sprue and finish to 400. Easy!

$500.00

Beadstringing

Beadstringing

Using the professional techniques Learn the professional knotting techniques used for pearls and other precious gemstones. Introduction to a variety of basic approaches used to assemble strands focusing on pearls. A discussion of the variety of other gemstone beads and their unique properties will enlighten both the beginner and experienced stringer. Freshwater pearls and a sterling clasp provided.

$250.00

Benchwork 101

Benchwork 101

Introduction to the professional metalsmithing workshop. Seminar participants will fabricate a sterling silver work of art using a variety of basic tools of the silversmithing trade. Getting comfortable on the workbench is a precursor to success in any other workshop setting. For beginners and experienced craftspeople alike. We will provide a variety of patterns for you, but you are welcome to design your own on the blank we provide.

$250.00

Visit us at our new location!

949 national avenue • unit 112 • lexington

Shop Hours
Tuesday-Saturday10:00-4:00
or contact us for a private appointment.
Masks are required, and we adhere to the social distancing rules in the studio, and during our silversmithing experiences.
Members:
American Gem Trade Association
Society of North American Goldsmiths
Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America