One visit to Ancient Gold Jewelers is all it takes to discover that owner James Hatadis has had a life-long fascination with gold and gemstones. He recalls his childhood games always included a ‘gold treasure’. But in 1980, along with mining partner Sid Walker, Hatadis hit a small mother-lode with a Keene gold dredge along the North Fork of the Yuba River in eastern Sacramento Valley, California. That fortuitous strike jumpstarted his learning to make jewelry while he entered into gemological training.
His fledgling ‘hole-in-the-wall’ jewelry store opened in Placerville’s Midtown Mall in 1981. By 2000, Hatadis moved to a larger space where Ancient Gold Jewelers is now located on Main Street in historic downtown Placerville, CA. Today, he is as enthusiastic about the business as ever. “Gold mining and the jewelry business,” he claims, “has been a perfect combination and I am equally passionate about both.”
Throughout all these decades, Ancient Gold Jewelers has remained a family business, which accounts for the personalized customer care and unique jewelry collections offered at the store. While maintaining its devoted clientele that have been coming in for years, Ancient Gold Jewelers welcomes new customers who are dazzled by the one-of-a-kind selection of artistic jewelry found only at this store. Visitors are taken by the array of gold nuggets from around the globe and the extraordinary Jubilant Crown Diamonds. Be sure to ask for a personal preview of this remarkable diamond when you visit.
While many retailers send out their repair and special work today, Ancient Gold Jewelers takes pride in offering one day repair service and custom jewelry design too. Ask for Justin Weitz with 20 years expertise in bench jewelry work.
Stop in Ancient Gold Jewelers today and say hello. You’ll be pleasantly surprised with the friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere. It’s the only place guaranteed to make your jewelry dreams come true!