jewelry collage store

Our Story

At Plumb Gold, we strive to offer jewelry that you will not find anywhere else. You can choose from many designer pieces or custom design something specifically tailored to your taste.

Plumb Gold began in 1975 as the Racine Artist Workshop. Judy K Olsen became the sole proprietor after the collaborative dissolved in 1976, and founded Plumb Gold Ltd. She created original designs and offered a hand-selected collection of designer jewelry for 39 years.

In 2015 the store was purchased by Austin Schultz, who began working as a part time sales associate for Plumb Gold in 2001. Austin is committed to providing the quality and customer service our customers have come to expect from Plumb Gold.

Interesting Facts:

  • The name Plumb Gold comes from the term for "pure" gold. Otherwise known as "plumb" gold, it is exactly calibrated. We only use new "plumb" gold to make our fine quality jewelry.
  • Our historic building in Downtown Racine was built in 1870.
  • Our Plumb Gold jewelry is designed in-house.
  • Plumb Gold is proud to support many designers whose jewelry is hand-made in the USA.
  • We have shipped Plumb Gold jewelry to customers all over the country and worldwide.
  • The logo paired with our Plumb Gold name is an ancient symbol for gold. The stylized sunburst is derived from the age-old correlation of gold to the brilliance of the sun.

Trade Affiliations

Plumb Gold Ltd. sets a higher standard in every aspect of our business. We keep current relationships with many trade organizations. This allows us to provide our customers with knowledge and confidence that they are buying the very best. Our affiliations include:
drcGIAJewelers of AmericaWisconsin Jewelers Association