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APRIL 2020


Greetings from KIM’S GOLD DUST, General Motor’s Licensee for Corvette, Camaro & Chevy Bowtie jewelry and Ford Licensee for Mustang jewelry.  We love FAST CARS!!!

They say April showers bring May flowers.  We hope you and your family are safe and staying healthy.   It’s been quite a challenge for everyone these past few weeks. When this is over, may we never take for granted full shelves at the grocery store, routine checkups, Friday nights out, a handshake or a hug, a roaring stadium, each breath we take for life itself.   When all this is over, let’s hope that we have become more like the people we wanted to become and hoped to be.   May we stay that way – better for each other because of the worst.

 

What’s New in the World of Corvette Jewelry?

KIM’S GOLD DUST is continuing to come out with our Spring collection!  For the Ladies, there is a new Next Generation C8 ring in sterling or 14k gold and two new C7 sterling or 14k gold rings.  C6 Corvette Ladies – you have a new wave ring in sterling silver or 14k gold.  We hope you love the openness of these rings.  May they remind you of the open roads you travel with your Corvette.  These rings may turn heads almost as much as your ride does!  We’ve received many compliments on them along with some orders.  It’s refreshing to know that our hard work this winter is showing some results.   We are working on one more Corvette word ring that will give you a choice of a gemstone and two more Ladies C8 Rings.  With the work stoppage, they will be introduced a little later on.   Keep watching the New Items page for when they arrive!

For the Men, we have a new C8 emblem signet ring in sterling silver or 14k goldThis is one great-looking ring!  There are also four new black stainless steel rings.  One of these new rings features Zora Arkus-Duntov, the Father of Corvette.  To see all the Next Generation Rings, click here.

Just like the beautiful high performance cars our jewelry represents, we take pride in the attention to detail and craftsmanship in making our jewelry in the best of materials – Sterling Silver, 14k Yellow, White or Rose Gold, Stainless Steel, Titanium, Carbon Fiber, Rubber, Diamonds, Gemstones, Swarovski Austrian Crystals, Cubic Zirconia and alternative metals.

Ever wish you had a piece of jewelry made just the way YOU wanted it?   KIM’S GOLD DUST can help you go from design to manufacturing with custom car jewelry, business and club logo jewelry, engagement and wedding jewelry, a one-of-a-kind fashion ring, a specialty anniversary piece and a variety of other personal possibilities.   We love to make custom jewelry that exceeds your expectations in design, functionality and beauty.  Work on custom orders is done in a state-of-the-art facility where old-world craftsmanship meets modern innovation.   Contact us if you have a special request or idea.  Let us help you make your vision, ideas and dreams come to life!

CLEARANCE * CLEARANCE * CLEARANCE  Everyone loves a deal!  Discover incredible prices on an array of discontinued Chevy Bowtie and Corvette bracelets, rings, earrings and more.  These amazing deals and styles will soon be gone.  Don’t let them pass you by!

 

Show Schedule

The show schedule is continually changing due to health restrictions across the country.  We will do our best to make our usual shows but we’ve already come across show cancellations and re-scheduling conflicts.

On May 28-30, we’re planning to be at the National Corvette Museum Bash in Bowling Green, KY.  This one is always well attended.  Hopefully we can catch up with old friends and make many new ones.

July 5-8, you should find us at the NCCC National Convention in Indianapolis, IN.   Many tours, valve cover racing, track events, funkhuna, car show and other activities are scheduled for this week-long convention.  We will be set up in the Vendor Mall area from Sunday through Wednesday, but NOTE:   We will NOT be open on Thursday.

On July 16-18, come visit us at the Black Hills Corvette Classic in Spearfish, SD.    Visit Mt. Rushmore, Devil’s Tower, the Badlands and more.  There are so many vistas to view in this area.  We plan to be set up in the Vendor area inside the convention center.

 

Out of the Gold Dust Fun Facts

What did the first Volkswagen Beetles and original Corvette Stingrays have in common?

Like many pre-WW II cars, the original VW Beetle and then…the 1963 Corvette Stingray…both had split-rear windows.  While Chevrolet reverted to this configuration with the arrival of the C2, what was now a rather unique backlight treatment was quickly eliminated a year later, due to rearward visibility annoyance. 

 

At least the Corvette didn’t have runningboards like the Bug…though there were those sidepipes? One other point of trivia, the Volkswagen split-window design was inspired by Ford’s treatment, in which Ferdinand Porsche was a big fan of.

Happy Spring!   Be safe and stay healthy!   

KIM and the GOLD DUST TEAM (Jane, Carolyn and Toni)