Greetings from KIM’S GOLD DUST, General Motor’s Licensee for Corvette, Camaro & Chevy Bowtie jewelry and Ford Licensee for Mustang jewelry.
Do not forget KIM’S GOLD DUST is still OPEN 24-HOURS A DAY! One-Stop Shopping for the perfect Gift! NO MASKS NEEDED * NO SOCIAL DISTANCING * CONTACTLESS PAYMENT!
If you haven’t figured it out by now, I am one of those people who tends to look for the silver lining in everything. I am always trying to find the positive in any situation. My glass is always half full and never half empty and, I have always lived my life with the belief that everything happens for a reason. At the time something happens, you may not know what that reason is — you might not even care — but at some point you will look back and understand why and realize the lesson learned.
So, you are probably wondering what is my silver lining regarding the pandemic? Well, honestly, in the beginning I did not really have time to think about it. Things were happening so quickly — figuring out how to work from home only since all the shows were cancelled or re-scheduled, then to be cancelled again, how to order food (and groceries) online, and how to deal with not seeing friends and family in person. There were a lot of new things being thrown at all of us all at once — stay-at-home orders, social distancing, mask mandates, enormous amounts of hand sanitizer, etc. Many of you had to become teachers for your kids as well and pull off the juggling act of parent-teacher-family-work life. There were struggles and there were triumphs. There were highs and there were lows.
Now that we are almost 6 months into this crazy, weird, never-ever-would-have-predicted situation, it has forced me to slow down. It has forced me to not fill every weekend and evening with activities so much so that I don’t have time to take a breath. It has forced me to sit still and breathe and I’ve discovered that I actually enjoy it. This found time has allowed me to really think about what is truly important to me in life and has given me the chance to make enough room to enjoy them to the fullest.
Your silver lining may be similar or it may be completely different. Maybe you haven’t figured one out yet? By sharing my silver lining, I hope it inspires all of you to find yours.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at Corvettes at Carlisle. We enjoyed catching up with old customers/friends and making acquaintances with new ones. There seem to be many young people getting into the Corvette hobby and that is so good for the hobby! We also met another club from Pittsburgh, PA (our hometown area). Here’s a shout out to United Rays Corvette Club! Despite the lower attendance and rain showers, we did pretty well with sales and inquiries. It seemed so odd that it was our first and last show of this year. But we were grateful that we had at least one to showcase the newer items. Thanks also to those folks who gave us ideas for new pieces of Corvette jewelry. Your input is always welcomed.
What’s New in the World of Corvette Jewelry?
Take a look at the new Jewelry selections. There are C6, C7 & C8 Ladies rings. We call the C6 Ladies’ ring a wave ring and you’ll see why. The C7 and C8 rings have an open style to them and they have been a big hit since their introduction. Plus, check out the new C7 and C8 Corvette heart bracelets. They go well with the C7 and C8 heart pendants and earrings! At the Carlisle show, we had ladies asking for the heart jewelry for their generations. Some of these were in the works earlier this year, but when the pandemic hit, I didn’t pursue any further due to high CAD and molding costs. As things pick up, we’ll get back to them.
Men, we have a new black stainless C8 profile and signature money clip. It’s a sleek design. An offering that is quite different than most. Check it out! Keep watching the New Items page for all the latest additions.
For those ladies that are still collecting charms for their Pandora-style bracelets, we just added a new sterling silver C8 dangle bead that we think will make a charming addition to your collection. You may also want to check out a couple styles that are being discontinued. Everyone loves a sale, so make sure you don’t miss out!
A Passion for Fast Cars, Corvette Jewelry and a Sponsorship!
For some of you, this is a repeat from last month, but worth mentioning again. Several years ago, KIM’S GOLD DUST was attending the Vettes in the Valley Show in Maggie Valley, NC when Tracy Gaudu walked up to our booth. You know how sometimes you just know when you have met that forever friend? I really connect with women who have skills for cars and passion for fast cars! That certainly described Tracy! We have been friends ever since. Tracy is a one-woman race team that competes in NASA TT1 with her orange C6 Z06 Corvette, #141 nicknamed the “Orange Bomb”. Recently we did a custom bracelet for Team Tracy Motorsport. It was an honor. I am so proud of her accomplishments not only in her racing abilities but in her profession as well. May she become an inspiration to other women in racing and female gearheads.
Here are Tracy’s comments: “Just received this beautiful custom Team Tracy Motorsport bracelet from Kim Porter from KIM’S GOLD DUST!!! Anyone who has seen me knows I wear Corvette jewelry and all those pieces came from KIM’S GOLD DUST. Kim has not only become a dear friend over all these years, but she has always been a huge support to me. KIM’S GOLD DUST has just become my newest sponsor!
This bracelet is just beautiful and the little details (my car number, ZO6 emblem and the sparkling orange that matches my car color perfectly in the team name) are what make this such a unique custom piece! If anyone is looking for well-made jewelry, KIM’S GOLD DUST is the General Motors licensee of Corvette, Camaro, and Chevy Bowtie men’s and women’s jewelry. She is also the Ford licensee for men’s and women’s Mustang jewelry. You will find the perfect gift for any car enthusiast! Check her out at www.kimsgolddust.com! ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨”
Tracy is a one-woman race team that competes in NASA TT1 with her home region of NASA Southeast as well as other regions all over the country. Her page is dedicated to her racing endeavors and of course photos! If you would like to follow Team Tracy Motorsport, you may do so here: https://www.facebook.com/TeamTracyMotorsport/
Tracy has entered a contest to win a free enclosed car trailer. Not only will this keep her car safe but all that extra racing gear safe too. I can attest to the fact that when I trailer my show car, it’s nice to know that no one really knows what’s inside and it’s safe from all the outside elements. SAFETY comes in an ENCLOSED trailer! Last year, Tracy made it all the way to the final three but came up short. This year, with some extra help from KIM’S GOLD DUST fans, let’s see if we can win her that trailer!!! To VOTE for Tracy, please enter her Racer # 903 at this website. https://www.intechtrailers.com/max-the-tach.php You can cast up to 12 votes for Tracy by following the instructions.
Custom Jewelry and You
Ever wish YOU had a piece of jewelry made just the way YOU wanted it? KIM’S GOLD DUST can help you from design to manufacturing with custom car jewelry, business and club logo jewelry, engagement and wedding jewelry, a one-of-a-kind ring, specialty anniversary piece and a variety of other personal possibilities. We would love to make custom jewelry that exceeds your expectations in design, functionality and beauty. Work on a custom order is done in a state-of-the-art facility where old-world craftsmanship meets modern innovation.
The process of having custom designed jewelry made can be one of the most rewarding and meaningful experiences you can have. It can also be intimidating. The risk of having something made that you would not love can make you apprehensive to follow through with the endeavor. Where to start can be daunting. KIM’S GOLD DUST can help take the guesswork out of the process. The facility uses the power of technology with digital images and 3D printing to show you what your piece will look like before the manufacturing begins. So take that first step, contact us now and we’ll get the wheels turning for you!
GARAGE SALE CLEARANCE * – Everyone loves a deal, right?! Discover rock bottom prices on discontinued Chevy Bowtie and Corvette jewelry – bracelets, rings, earrings, Corvette Racing and more. Many styles available. These amazing items will soon be gone. Do not miss out!
We have part of next year’s schedule planned online. Let’s hope we can get back to some type of normalcy in 2021. In the meantime, stay safe. Be healthy. Save the wave.
Out of the Gold Dust Fun Facts
A Torch Red 2020 Corvette Stingray coupe served as the Official Pace Car for the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, continuing Chevrolet’s tradition of leading the field to the green flag. The Pace Car was driven by GM President Mark Reuss.
This year, 2020, the race was held outside of May for the first time – Sunday, Aug. 23 – with live NBC coverage at 2:30 p.m. (ET). This marked the 17th time a Corvette has served as the Pace Car, starting in 1978, and the 31st time a Chevrolet has led the field dating to 1948 when a Fleetmaster Six convertible held the honor. No other brand or vehicle has served as the “500” Pace Car more often than Chevrolet and the Corvette, respectively.
Be safe. Stay healthy. Save the wave.
KIM and the GOLD DUST TEAM (Jane, Carolyn and Toni)