Gold Mine


Do you want to know how I spent (at least part of) my Christmas Vacation? Doing research for the likes of you, in anticipation of dun-dun-dunnnn…Valentine’s Day. I’ve scoped out some pretty AMAZING ideas, and I’m happy to be kicking them off today with a sweet jewelry boutique based out of Texas called Golden Thread. The idea behind the custom jewelry line is to let you become part of the creative process. Instead of simply snapping up a pretty pendant from a mass merchandiser, why not select a piece that is truly and totally hers? Whether you go for an initials pendant, a birth stone, or a favourite place or shape, there’s an endless array of options to choose from. I teamed up with designer Jennifer Welker on picking out five amazing gems that would make a perfect Valentine’s or Mother’s Day find – peruse, send your mate in the direction of Golden Thread, and thank me later!

Golden Thread Framed Gold Disc with Initials and DiamondFramed Gold Disc with Initials and a Diamond – $680
Let’s start with the money shot: fashion royalty (ha!) Pippa Middleton was spotted wearing one of Golden Thread’s designs – a simple 14 karat gold pendant with up to three scripted initials and a pint-sized diamond. The delicate size (about a dime) makes it utterly wearable, and the customizable factor makes it utterly one-of-a-kind. Let’s not forget the cachet: you and a sibling of royalty are rocking the same freaking necklace! I love this as a gift for a bride-to-be from either the groom or the in-laws with your new initials engraved. A special memory of your day, and a promise of your life together.

Golden Thread Sideways Initial NecklaceSideways Initial Necklace – $280
When I drafted this post I asked designer Jennifer Welker what her favourite pieces were. I’d already picked out a few of my own, but I love getting a second opinion right from the artist themselves. I was so happy our tastes aligned with this incredibly chic and understated necklace. You can add up to three initials, but I love the idea of a simple ‘B’ (for Brittany!) gracing your collarbone and begging for people to glance at it. This is probably a good time to mention that all of Golden Thread’s designs are customizable even beyond the letters you choose – you can opt for a different length, or actually build your own style from the ground up including the finish (white or yellow gold), monograms, and gems. A perfect Valentine’s Day gift if I ever saw one.

Golden Thread Antiqued Gold Arrowhead

Antiqued Gold Arrowhead – $40
Yet another awesome thing about Golden Thread – you can accent your purchase with one of dozens of charms, all of which are super affordably priced, like this funky arrowhead style. Best of all, each of the charms actually comes with their own chain, so you can either wear it on its own, layer with another piece, or slide the charm onto your customized monogram necklace. I dig the arrowhead, but be sure to check out other options like birthstones, feathers, geometric shapes, leaves, and more. And in the spirit of Jennifer’s home state, there’s also some very cute Texan / University-themed pieces that can allow you to show off your school colours or sorority, even if you’re not from the deep south.

Golden Thread Tiny Matte Gold Vermeil Disc with Initials and a Birthstone for Baby and Child
Tiny Matte Gold Vermeil Disc with Initials and a Birthstone for Baby and Child – $180
Doting grandparents or a new dad-to-be should definitely take a peek at Golden Thread’s stunning kid-oriented collection. With smaller chains and pendants, these pretty necklaces are an essential way to remember your birth. Each necklace is customizable with a birthstone and single initial, and makes an awesome baby shower gift. Consider picking up a matching style for mama this Mother’s Day!

Golden Thread Antiqued Large Gold Disc Initial Necklace

Antiqued Large Gold Disc Initial Necklace – $145
If bling’s not your thing, this is pretty much the quintessential piece for you. It’s about three times the size of the ‘Framed Gold Disc’ I talked about at the beginning of this post – think, closer to a loonie – and skips the diamonds in favour of a dramatic script monogram to take over the medallion. As per the recommendations, it’ll actually shine on a longer chain to be worn as more of a statement piece – an elegant-as-ever one to be sure, but it’s a little bolder owing to the size. Plus it’s priced perfectly to fit just about anyone’s jewelry budget, especially when you consider how this 14k gold stunner is destined to become a family heirloom. J’adore.

I must really like you guys this month or something. How else do you explain the fact I’ve got a customized, one-of-a-kind, Antiqued Large Gold Disc Initial Necklace (pictured above) to give away to one of you? If you want it to be you, remember – you can’t win if you don’t enter. Here’s how to do just that:

1) Leave a comment by January 26th with your dream custom necklace. Visit this part of the site and follow the easy 1-2-3 steps, then tell me in the comments below what your necklace includes!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around January 27th to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Like Golden Thread on Facebook and leave your FB username in the comments below so I can verify you’ve earned one bonus entry. If you’re feeling friendly, say hello on the Golden Thread wall while you’re there! Earn a second bonus entry by following Golden Thread on Twitter!

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152 Responses to “Gold Mine”
  1. My dream necklace would be one I think with my first name on it in nice lettering, although I do like the one with initials =)

  2. My dream necklace would be
    1. 14 karat solid yellow gold chain
    2. Antiqued Large Framed Gold Disc with Initials
    3. Gold Star of David Charm and the Light Brown- April Smokey Quartz.
    Thanks for the chance. :)

  3. follow them on twitter
    doreenlamoureux

  4. Like them on facebook
    doreen lamoureux

  5. Debbie Bashford says:

    My dream necklace would be the 24″ 14 karat yellow solid gold cable chain, Antiqued Gold Vermeil 10a Disc with the initials D.A.B with an inset Diamond, a blue turquoise wire wrapped gemstone with an Owl and a wishbone charm.

  6. Debbie Bashford says:

    I liked them an Facebook (debbie bashford)

  7. Debbie Bashford says:

    I follow them on twitter @skeetersden

  8. janicour says:

    Love the antiqued Gold Vermeil 10a Disc with my initials J.E.C. with an inset Diamond. Liked and commented on facebook, already follow on twitter @janicour

  9. leah says:

    So classy, I’d love the 14 inch gold fill chain with the Antiqued Large Gold Rectangle with Initials. Liked and commented on their facebook page. Thanks Pippa!

  10. Evan says:

    Dream custom necklace would be the 14″ C4 necklace with Diamond Lower Case Initial Disc, and with the “35″ charm. Thanks so much.

  11. Joan G says:

    the 18 inch gold neckalace with a diamond insert on the disc

  12. Julie G. says:

    My pick: 14 karat solid yellow gold chain Antiqued Small Gold Disc Inner and Outer Initial and a Black Onyx Bezelled Gemstone Charm.

  13. Beata D'Agostino says:

    GOLDEN THREAD FRAMED GOLD DISC WITH MY INITIAL AND DIAMOND WOULD MY PERFECT NECKLACE.

  14. I customized my dream necklace – an 18 inch gold chain with a rectangular pendant with my son’s initials and a red gem for his birth month. Once again, what fab find, elegant and affordable and a beautiful design!

  15. Left Golden Thread some FB love and I am now a fan! Beatrice.c.lawson

  16. Leah M says:

    I’d pick the 14 karat solid yellow gold chain, gold disc with initials and a diamond with the tiny gold open heart charm and the amethyst wire wrapped charm

  17. Leah M says:

    I follow on twitter… @leahmukai

  18. Following them on Twitter BeaLawson27 and they still have a special running! Great gift for mother’s day, I am thinking of picking one up.

  19. Jennifer Deol says:

    I love the sideways initial necklace in yellow gold, with the letter J. If I won the prize, the flat disc pendant would need the initials: JLD

  20. Alison Braidwood says:

    I picked the Diamond Cross and wire wrapped turquoise on 14 ct gold chain.

  21. Alison Braidwood says:

    I’ve Liked Golden Thread on Facebook.

  22. Erin says:

    I picked the 24″ chain, a block letter hammered charm and the ships wheel!

  23. pacificnxnw says:

    Commented on FB and follow on twitter! Erin W and @erockspell

  24. 14 karat solid yellow gold chain – 16″
    Diamond Capital Initial Disc – B
    and Emerald Green Jade gemstone.

  25. Audrey Skinner says:

    Framed gold disc with initials and a diamond

  26. Rose says:

    I would pick
    18 inch 14 karat yellow solid gold cable chain
    Antiqued Large Gold Disc with Initials
    Matte gold aspen leaf

  27. Rose says:

    Liked, my fb name is Holly Hill

  28. Rose says:

    Following on Twitter @BCholly

  29. Dreena says:

    My dream necklace would include: 14k Yellow Gold Chain, Diamond Lower Case Initial Disc, and a Gold Anchor Charm.
    Thanks.

  30. Dreena says:

    I follow Golden Thread on Twitter as @Alexandrina_M
    Cheers.

  31. Taps says:

    Sideways initial necklace is what i like with ny name’s first letter..

  32. william fraser says:

    like this!!!

  33. Louise says:

    I would pick 14 k yellow gold chain with a rectangle with initials and with a may bezelled gemstone

  34. Louise says:

    I Like Golden Thread on Facebook -fb name louise gilbert

  35. Louise says:

    Im following Golden Thread on Twitter-name wildcardacehigh (louise gilbert)

  36. Judy van Ryn says:

    Mu dream necklace – 14 k solid yellow gold chain, 4a gold disc with JvR, Charms 59, 61, 41 and Gemstons 74 and Pyrite

  37. Facebook name Sweettoothtoo

  38. Jennifer C. says:

    My dream necklace would include:
    1. 14 karat solid yellow gold chain
    2. Antiqued Small Gold Disc with Initials
    3. I really like the wishbone charm (#60), and my birthstone – emerald (#76).

  39. Jennifer C. says:

    I follow Golden Thread on Twitter! (Bonus Entry).

    I am @PumpkinGirl78

  40. Patricia says:

    My necklace has a 14 karat solid yellow gold chain, the Antiqued Large Gold Rectangle with Initials and a matte gold leaf

  41. erin b. says:

    my dream necklace: the 14 karat solid gold 16″ chain, gold open circle with my kids’ initials & wire wrapped gemstones for their birth months. :)

  42. also liked on fb. (Erin Bresnahan)

  43. also follow on twitter @thecorbettkid

  44. katherine says:

    Mine would be a 14 karate solid yellow gold chain, lower case diamond initial and a star charm.

  45. katherine says:

    facebook like

  46. Jenny says:

    14 karat solid yellow gold chain, Gold Disc with Initials and a Diamond (initials: JBL) and gemstone #82!

    FB liked: Jenny Brooke Erin
    Twitter follower @jennnerin

  47. My ideal neck ace would be made of 14 karat solid yellow gold chainace, have a heart-shaped disc with stylized initials of my first name, my oldest son’s first name and my youngest son’s first name and our three birthstones. J B K with an emerald and two opals. That would be very cherished :)

  48. jcmoffatt says:

    Jo Ann Nelson Moffatt liked Golden Thread on Facebook and is following Golden Thread on Twitter (@jcmoffatt)

  49. Jessica Lord says:

    i really like the 14 karat solid yellow gold chain, the antiqued gold disc with the stamped initial of my daughter “C”

  50. Robert says:

    I love the sideways initial necklace in yellow gold, with the letter R

  51. Val Koyanagi says:

    I love the monogram 3 intial disc I am marrying again in the future & would love a piece with my new initials.

  52. highheelsandhandlebars says:

    My dream necklace is the necklace Pippa has with my monogram “LZR” Love Golden Thread!!!

  53. ray laprade says:

    i would to win one for my girl
    and she likes big round ones
    so the framed gold disc first item on page

  54. Barbara99 says:

    The custom necklace that I would build for myself would be very similar to the one offered as a prize. It is simple but very lovely. The only change I would make is perhaps surrounding it with some Canadian natural gold nuggets along the outer edge.

  55. sonja says:

    My dream necklace would be diamonds and white gold with my baby’s name on it.

  56. RaeDavenport says:

    I’d pick the gold chain with 22″ if possible and a gold initials medium disk with a diamond.

  57. Suzanne says:

    My dream necklace would be a 14 k solid gold chain, gold disc with initials and diamond,with a golden wishbone and a wire wrapped green turquoise

  58. Suzanne says:

    I like Golden Thread on FB Suzanne Giroux

  59. Suzanne says:

    I am following Golden Thread on twitter. pinksuzanne

  60. Elaan says:

    I would choose the 14″ solid gold chain and the Antiqued Large Gold Disc with Initials – D, K, & L, for my nieces and nephew!
    I have liked on FB as Mize Bee and followed on Twitter as @merelyamadness. :)

  61. Susan says:

    I went through the 3 steps the site. My choices would be:
    Step 1: 14 karat solid yellow gold chain.
    Step 2: Antiqued Large Enclosed Gold Disc with Initials (#23)
    Step 3: Antique gold fancykey (#47

  62. Andrea says:

    14K solid yellow gold chain, Antiqued Large Gold Disc with Initials and bezelled lighter blue december blue onyx gemstone (81)

  63. nancy stokell says:

    the 18 inch gold neckalace with a diamond insert on the disc

  64. Pierrette W says:

    14 karat solid yellow gold chain 16″ with wishbone charm and Antiqued Small Gold Disc with Initial W

  65. Just A Milf says:

    liked on Facebook – Pierrette Wiseman

  66. PierretteW says:

    followed on Twitter – @Wisemanmama

  67. Amy Heffernan says:

    My dream custom necklace would be made of stirling silver. Maybe with 2 hearts with both my kids names in them :D

  68. lisa bolduc says:

    if money wasnt an option i would pick the 14K solid yellow gold chain with diamond captial intial disc (L) with december bezelled gemstone

  69. lisa bolduc says:

    i just liked them on facebook. lisa bolduc

  70. lisa bolduc says:

    i follow them on twitter @lbolduc0

  71. bill says:

    The gold disc, initials and a diamond and the arrowhead is nice

  72. Joanne Lowery says:

    Framed gold disc with initials JML and a diamond or blue topaz is the perfect design for this savvy girl. Liked, follow. My wish would be if I was going to win a piece of jewellery, this would be it. God luck to everyone.

  73. Wendy Dickinson says:

    I love the simple look of Antiqued Large Gold Disc Initial.

  74. Wendy Dickinson says:

    As wendy dickinson i liked and commented on the facebook page !

  75. Andrea Williams says:

    I would choose a 24″ gold chain with a gold Texas charm and my initials engraved.

  76. jen says:

    I would choose the 14 karat solid yellow gold chain and Framed Gold Disc with the initials JYK and a Diamond.

  77. jen says:

    Followed on FB under J3nny L33

  78. jen says:

    Need to change the 3′s to e’s to find the right name. Also followed on twitter sprinkl3crinkl3 (also change the 3′s)

  79. I would like the 14 karat solid yellow gold adjustable chain, with the antiqued large gold disc and initials!

  80. Followed on twitter: @alexandra_danae

  81. Angela G says:

    I would choose the 14 karat solid yellow gold 18 inch chain, with the diamond lowercase initial disc with the matte gold aspen leaf.

  82. emily ma says:

    I like Golden Thread on FB Suzanne Giroux

  83. intensev5 says:

    I had a solid gold chain with the Antiqued Gold Vermeil Various Discs with Initials my Birthstone

  84. I like the delicate touch of the sideways initial…some small coins on it would be a nice added touch

  85. nenasinclair says:

    I love the Framed Gold Disc with Initials and a Diamond, but I would love it even more in white gold!

  86. nenasinclair says:

    Liked on Facebook (Nena Sinclair) and following on Twitter (@NenaSinclair)

  87. Karen says:

    My dream necklace would be a 24″ 14 karat solid yellow gold chain ,3 Gold discs with birthstones (5b-N, Amethyst, 5b-W, Alexandrite, 6b- K, Peridot) and a tiny golf open heart.

  88. lloyd says:

    I would like the Framed Gold Disc with Initials and a Diamond

  89. WandaB says:

    I would love a 14 karat solid yellow gold chain with a diamond cross and the ivory freshwater pearl.

  90. Allison says:

    The Sideways Initial Necklace is beautiful

  91. Suzette Smeltzer says:

    I like the delicate touch of the sideways initial…

  92. Cathy says:

    My dream necklace would be anything in silver or white gold with a diamond!

  93. Sarah Jackman says:

    My dream necklace would be The Golden Thread Sideways Initial Necklace Sideways Initial Necklace in 14K. I think it is absolutely beautiful! It would definitely be an amazing birthday gift for me.

  94. Jen Curtis says:

    Beyoootiful!! My dream necklace would be 1) 14 karat solid yellow gold chain (30 inches) 2) Gold rectangle with stamped initials (W J K M) and 3) key charm #47

  95. aimee says:

    i like the sideways initial necklace

  96. Myra says:

    this is lovely, dainty and personal

  97. Harjinder C says:

    Dream necklace is anything that is more than $100 for me :)

  98. leka demiraj says:

    framed gold disc with 3 initials for my kids

  99. Linda Chaput says:

    framed gold disc with initials and a diamon would be my preferance

  100. Jayne E Thurston says:

    I appreciate the chance to win. My choice would be the Solid 14K 24″ chain with the large rectangle with initials and 2( green jade, tiny pearl) wire wrapped charms

  101. Holly S says:

    I like the framed gold disc with initials and diamond, and the antiqued large gold disc too. Liked on facebook HM Vesty

  102. kolagirl says:

    I would love a 24″ 10k gold chain, with a Gold Heart pendant with a Rose Quartz gemstone. Love it. Thanks!

  103. kolagirl says:

    Facebook – Sharon Marie Cosby

  104. kolagirl says:

    Twitter – @kolagirrrl

  105. Burcu says:

    14 karat solid yellow gold chain for Baby and Child
    Gold Heart with Initials
    Tiny Gold Open Star

  106. Irene says:

    I like the Antiqued Large Gold Disc Initial Necklace
    Looks amazing

  107. Grace F says:

    OMG Brittany! I’m in love with Golden Thread’s site and already put in an order for there small gold disc with an initial and one diamond on an 18 inch chain. I can’t wait until it arrives….just know it will be one of my favourite jewellery pieces! I really love how dainty and classy the pieces are! Thank you, thank you ~ without you I wouldn’t have known they existed! :)

  108. Kelly P says:

    I’d choose a plain gold chain with a dainty gold disc with initials, a fleur de lis & a shappire blue gemstone.

  109. Mike Gismondi says:

    My dream necklace would be the 24″ 14 karat yellow solid gold cable chain, Antiqued Gold Vermeil 10a Disc with the initials A D G with an inset Diamond, a blue turquoise wire wrapped gemstone

  110. Brenda Hall says:

    Would love with initials BLH

  111. I chose the 14 karat solid yellow gold chain, a Diamond Capital Initial Disc, a Tiny Gold Open Heart Charm and a Ruby Bezelled Gemstone. NICE!!!!

  112. I Like Golden Thread on Facebook
    I am SueSueper Sue on Facebook

  113. I follow Golden Thread on Twitter!
    I am @Sue2Sueper on Twitter

  114. LINDA says:

    14 k GOLD CHAIN @ 20″ WITH THE SIDEWAYS S AND K …FOR MY LITTLE GRANDAUGHTERS…

  115. Victoria K says:

    I would love to have my initals with my daughters as well…

  116. lay says:

    the side way initials are so pretty. i would love to get mine and my boyfriends.

  117. Alison K says:

    My created necklace would include 18” 14 karat yellow gold-filled chain with antiqued gold disc with stamped initials. Not sure who’s initials they would be though.

    Bonus Entry #1: Liked Golden Thread on Facebook and left a comment https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=150962245055976&id=129928810356270 (Alison K)

    Bonus Entry #2: Following Golden Thread on Twitter @GoldenThreadInc (SoulSeeker0)

    Thank you

  118. Elaine Kushniryk says:

    Very Cool

  119. Ali Grotkowski says:

    16 inch 14 karat yellow gold-filled chain, Antiqued Large Framed Gold Disc with Initials with my initials (AKG), and that’s it. :)

  120. Bibiana Rodriguez says:

    My dream custom necklace is this one: (soooo beautiful!!! :D)

    1- 14 karat solid yellow gold chain (C6)
    2- with the Diamond Capital Initial Disc (Initial: B)
    3- and the tiny gold script letter (D).

    I like Golden Thread on Facebook (username: Bibi Rodriguez) and I follow Golden Thread on Twitter (@rod_bibi).

    Thank you so much for the opportunity!! :)

  121. shannon says:

    I like the 16″ solid yellow gold chain, open circle disk with initials, charm 35, 62, 47, and wire wrapped gemstones # 97

  122. Lexyli says:

    14 karat yellow gold-filled chain
    Antiqued Large Gold Rectangle with Initials
    First Bezelled Gemstone

  123. Carol Oddy says:

    Mu dream necklace would be the gold disk with initials and the diamond, beautiful necklace! Thank you for the great contest!!

  124. Mady says:

    It would be the 14K solid yellow gold chain, with the antiqued large gold disc with initials!

  125. ginette4 says:

    14 karat gold chain
    Antiqued Large Enclosed Gold Disc Initial Necklace
    Tiny Golden Open Star

  126. Natalie says:

    My dream custom necklace would be one that would be antique looking and simple. I really like the Antiqued Gold Vermeil disc.

  127. hmmmmm I would love a white gold 18″ chain with two hearts, intertwined with a small emerald on one (mine) and a topaz on the other (my daughter)

  128. Sarah says:

    14K yellow gold chain, Antiqued large gold disk with initials, and tiny freshwater pearl

  129. sarah perry says:

    Mine includes a 14k solid gold chain, antiqued large framed gold disc with initials, and my charm would be number 47 one of the neat looking skeleton keys

  130. sarah perry says:

    I liked their facebook page, sarah perry

  131. sarah perry says:

    I followed on twitter as well, @slpemdb

  132. linnett says:

    Like the Antique gold disc with initals, thanks

  133. Megan Young says:

    I love the sideways initial necklace with the letter M on it!

  134. Milena says:

    I would love the Antiqued Large Gold Disc Initial Necklace – with my initial “M”

  135. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d like one like Pippa’s with my 3 initials and a diamond on the top

  136. Jennifer Gregor says:

    My dream necklace would have a lower case diamond j pendant, a cross charm, and a little turquoise gemstone :)

  137. Jennifer Gregor says:

    Liked them on FB (username: Jenny Gregor)
    Followed on twitter (username: @jennyfish)

  138. patti lovecky says:

    Love an 18in 14 kt solid gold necklace with my initials.

  139. julia g says:

    30-inch gold chain
    Antiqued large framed gold disc with initials
    Owl charm

  140. julia g says:

    I have liked Golden Thread on facebook. (Julia Grant)

  141. Edith Rennes says:

    Love love love the gold disc with the diamond!!!!!

  142. My dream necklace would be the large gold disk with initials and diamond with a gold chain

  143. Shannon says:

    My dream necklace would be the Tiny Matte Gold Vermeil Disc with Initials and a Birthstone with my Mothers name (Betty) and her birthstone (may) so I could give it to her for her birthday for a keepsake, I know the health in my family has not been well so I think this would be something that would mean alot to her and me also.
    Thank you alot for this opportunity,

  144. Rajbinder Kaur Dhugha says:

    These pieces are beautifully crafted..Amazing work, definitely a keepsake..
    I have picked 1) 14 karat yellow-gold filled chain
    2) Antiqued large gold disc W/ my parents initials, BN
    3) #49, key, I know it sounds sappy but my parents are definitely the key to my heart

    I’ve liked Golden Thread on Facebook, my user name being, Binder Kaur..
    And I’ve started to follow Golden Thread on twitter as @BinderKaur2.. I’m new to twitter just figuring out how it works!!

    Cheers

  145. Debbie Henzel says:

    My dream necklace would be

    14 karat solid yellow gold chain
    Gold disc with the initials (WCH) with a diamond
    with an open heart charm

    Just like my email says, I love diamonds. Diamonds are my best friend.

  146. Lori P says:

    18-Inch 14 karat solid yellow gold chain, antiqued large gold disc with single initial (L), no charm.

  147. Sophia says:

    My dream necklace would consist of a 30-inch 14 karat solid yellow gold chain paired with an antiqued large gold disc with the initials SC on it. In terms of charms, I would choose a matte gold favorite leaf along with an antique gold open key.

  148. Sophia says:

    Following Golden Thread ‏on Twitter.
    @FabAndSassy

  149. thomas rusinak says:

    nice monogramned necklace

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