The shop itself is tucked away, like a hidden treasure, in the back part of the Forestwood Antique Mall in Dallas, Texas. Once inside, you’ll have to find the signs above that point you in the right direction toward the back, right part of the building, and when you stumble upon it, you’ll know! With hundreds of gold rings and charms, a large assortment of vintage and antique bracelets, necklaces and earrings, there is much to gaze upon. My realization was that I did not allocate enough time to look at it all–so plan ahead and delegate some time! Not only are there lots of jewels, but antique mall itself has some wonderful antiques and even a dealer who has some gem and mineral specimens for sale–LOTS of them!
The owners Eric & Cecile have been in the business for over 40 years and have a unique distinction—being members of the National Cufflink Society! Their men’s gold jewelry selection is quite extensive, which sets them a part from many antique jewelry stores. Lots of cufflinks and men’s wristwatches. My fiance Matt got caught up oogling over a few vintage Omega watches and left with one of them for his personal collection. The owners are incredibly knowledgeable about anything jewelry related and they are as friendly as can be!
Village Goldsmith Antiques‘ has one of the largest selections of gold charms I’ve ever seen. An entire bottom case shelf is dedicated to gold charms, both tiny and bold, spanning from the 1940s until present day. One of my favorite charms was a big amethyst with a serpent surrounding it. It looked as though the piece was antique, with the outer “starburst” portion added to it later in the 1950s/60s–very interesting, never seen anything like it before! They also have gold charm bracelets in stock, ready to start adding charms and years worth of memories!
Rings are my thing, and the selection at Village Goldsmith Antiques is great! I tried on some favorites as pictured above–a stack of opals set in yellow gold, mixed with an interesting vintage gold band and ruby and diamond crowned heart ring. My next stack involved lots of yellow gold with some favorite opaque gemstones, and one dainty 1920s yellow gold filigree, juxtaposed with a very chunky double-headed panther ring. It was larger than life! All of their jewelry was organized based on gemstone and I was surprised at how large their turquoise and yellow gold selection was.
If you’re in the Dallas area and need to get your antique jewelry fix on, I highly recommend visiting Village Goldsmith Antiques! And be sure to stay tuned for my entire Shopping Guide for Texas up soon on LoveGold!
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