By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2009
Salesperson Kara Scott and owner Randy Smith of Plum Gold Jewelers in Claremore are celebrating the store’s 35 years in business this month.
Owner Randy Smith founded Plum Gold Jewelers in 1974. “We are celebrating 35 years of doing business in the city of Claremore, thanks to our many loyal customers,” says Smith.
Smith is a fourth generation jeweler and traces his jewelry heritage back to the 1880s to Phillips Jewelers, founded by his great grandfather in Wichita, Kansas. Smith’s grandfather, Dr. L.J. Phillips, owned another Phillips Jewelers store in Arkansas City, Kansas for 40 years. You will also occasionally find the three Smith children, Ryan, Jacob and Tiffany, working with their father Randy at Plum Gold in Claremore.
Salesperson Kara Scott completes the Plum Gold sales team and delights in helping customers find that perfect gift of love for any special occasion, including graduation, birth of a child, birthday, anniversary, engagement, Mother’s Day, wedding, Valentine’s Day, and just about any other event for which you need a gift that will last a lifetime.
“Plum Gold specializes in custom designing the highest quality diamond jewelry that is truly one of a kind,” says Smith. They are a full-service jeweler offering jewelry repair, cleaning, appraisals, engraving, stone setting, custom casting and watch repairs, including battery replacements. Most jewelry repairs are ready in less than a week and all work is 100 percent guaranteed.
One of the specialties of Plum Gold is offering the latest in bridal designs and wedding sets. They have over 350 designs in stock in the full-service store and feature award-winning jewelry from famous designers such as John Bagley, Susie B, Dinaro Creations, Nirvana, Nicole Rene, Rego, and many more. You may want to take note of their storewide Valentine sale that features special savings in every department.
Randy Smith has designed custom jewelry for over 35 years. He will customize a masterpiece specifically for you from your own design, or you may choose one of his designs from the hundreds he has in stock. Smith has also been a diamond broker since 1976 and selects his diamonds paying special attention to color, clarity and cut. “The cut of a diamond contributes to 60 percent of the diamond’s value,” he explains.
You may also shop online by visiting the Plum Gold website: www.plumgolds.diamondjourney.com. The site features products that offer a way to mark memorable occasions of your life with diamonds. Each purchase enables you to capture memories and even pass them along from generation to generation. The diamond products featured are engineered for maximum brilliance and manufactured for exceptional quality and value. According to Smith, “They also have the best warranty going for online diamond jewelry.” Visit the website to shop or to find out more about online product offerings. You can also view testimonials to see what satisfied shoppers have said about the products they have ordered.
Plum Gold has top ratings with the Tulsa Better Business Bureau. They are also members of the Jewelers Board of Trade, the national organization that rates jewelers in the United States. Plum Gold has earned a number one rating, the highest available in the organization.
Special appointments may be made to meet with Randy Smith or a member of his sales staff. Daily store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Plum Gold is closed Sundays.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.