The Village Goldsmith

Jewelry Repair & Design


"Quality & Service Never Costs always Pays"

Store Hours 
- Friday 9am to 5pm

 Saturday 9am to 1

Located at 630 West Hwy. 50, Clermont, FL. 34711

When you walk into The Village Goldsmith, you're not just walking into a store,
you're walking into our home, and that's how we'd like you to feel.


  Celebrating Our 20th Year Anniversary
here in South Lake County
Wow! It hardly seems possible that it has been twenty years since we (Jim and Betty Johnson) chose to share our dream in this
Gem of the Hills community with you.  We opened The Village Goldsmith June 14, 1994 at 630 W. Hwy 50 in Clermont, and have
been in the same location, with the same phone number (352.394.4429), with the same owners, and the same dedication to
quality workmanship partnered with customer service.

While the consistency you have come to trust has been our watchword, we are looking
ahead to making small upgrades to keep pace with South Lake County’s ever changing population growth
and financial community; watch for them.  We have no interest or intention of becoming a box-store
wannabe, so you may be assured that our personalized way of conducting business will never change.
Our repair work meticulously worked by experienced goldsmiths, Jose and Jim will remain
first class with ultimate attention to detail.  Our custom designs will always keep pace with the
latest styles inspired by you, the true imaginative designer. 
Your desire for one-of-a-kind
pieces will continue to be respected with no duplication for any other customers.

 Our customer relations expert is daughter Torri, she continues enhance your experience with us by
inserting her unique perspective of design and repair adjustments.  Always ready with a welcoming
smile,Torri can change your watch batteries, recommend a gift for your loved one or counsel
your desire for of a customized designed piece.  In addition it is Torri’s voice you hear
letting you know that your special item is ready for pick-up.  I have the responsibility
of restringing your beads and pearls.  Better to maintain the silken threads then lose
what may be an heirloom strand of precious memories.

The Village Goldsmith offers custom design, intricate repair, ready to wear individually manufactured items, clock and
watch repair, battery replacement, pearl and bead maintenance.  Jim has even been known
to repair trumpets and eye glasses.  We try to do it all for you.

We have been rewarded for our integrity and dedication to the Clermont community with outstanding ratings from the
South Lake Chamber of Commerce, the Better Business Bureau of Central Florida and the unwavering support of
you, the folks who have become our family, friends, neighbors and partners.

Our commitment to you and yours to us has never wavered.  We have always been and will continue to be
Clermont’s jewelry repair and design shop of choice, "The Village Gold Smith".

Thank you again for keeping your business at home and helping us make our jewelry store your jewelry store for yet another amazing year.

Jim & Betty

Proud member, in good standing with the South Lake Chamber of Commerce

Click for the BBB Business Review of this Gold, Silver & Platinum Dealers in CLermont FL




This weeks Q & A:
  How often should I have my Jewelry inspected?

( See Internet Specials page for the answer )

Traditional Birthstone for January is the Garnet

Mozambique Garnet

Its glowing deep red with hints of orange and brown reminds us of an autumn harvest or Indian Summer.  Wrapped in its warmth,
one feels protected against the storms ahead.  The Mozambique Garnet was once believed to have healing properties, particularly with
diseases related to blood.  The rich hue of Mozambique Garnet enhances deigns that blend exotic flavors.  These styles reflect today's culturally
rich society giving special appeal to those who seek a sophisticated look.
  The Red Garnet is typically the gem of
choice for those born in January.  The Garnet family of gems encompasses a variety of groups and colors and mined in
India, Africa, Sir Lanka, Pakistan, Israel, Brazil & Australia.

Rhodolite Garnet

The Rhodolite Garnet with its shimmering brilliance and raspberry freshness boasts undertones of rose and plum illuminating
the night and banishing the dark.  It immediately lifts the spirits and crates lively exuberant excitement.  Tales of Garnet date back to the
time of Noah who is said to have steered the Ark by a lantern made of this dazzling gem.  Garnet jewels were also
favored in ancient Rome and Egypt where they were believed to ward off evil.  The astonishing brilliance of Garnet
now understood to result from its high refraction of light, may explain the stones legendary reputation.

Spessartite Garnet

The Spessartite Garnet with colors of spring flowers to autumn leaves and winter sunsets representing the color seen throughout
the season.  With its rich hues the Spessartite is a gem with year-round fashion potential.  Its natural solor is ideal for those who seek accessories
whose beauty is unaltered.  Spessartite Garnet was first discovered in the German Spessart Moutains, so little was found that the rare gem was
largely reserved for collectors.  This remained so for may years until another source was discovered along the Kunene River.
A later find brought a small supply to market but still remains a limited gem.

Tsavorite Garnet

The Tsavorite Garnet with its rich intense and very high brilliance is a refreshing surprise of sparkling verdant color.
Its tones range from a light spring green to a deep breathtaking shade of forest green, making it one of the few gems
to rival the Emerald in both color and beauty.  Worldwide recognition of the gem came in 1974 when Tiffany & Co.
began promoting its magnificent color depth and transparency.

What ever the reason, the Mozambique, Rhodolite, Spessartite and Tsavorite Garnet's are always fabulous fashion choices.

See the complete Birthstone list on our Links page.