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HOLIDAY SHIPPING INFO as of 12/16/2010 from the Silver Mine Elves:

We are currently shipping out orders including engraved orders 1-2 business days after they are ordered. So this means that if you want guaranteed delivery before Christmas, you must order by 12/20/2010 and you MUST choose UPS 2nd DAY AIR for $20.00 OR EXPRESS MAIL for $19.50. This pertains to Continental US customers only. We are not responsible for shipping delays due to bad weather conditions, etc.

Recent Price Increases

A few days ago I had to make a decision that I didn’t want to make. We had to raise our retail prices for the first time in over a year. In January of 2009 Silver was just over $11.25 an ounce as I am writing today Silver is at 24.50 an ounce and going up daily. So our cost for merchandise has increase by more than double. We have been holding prices steady for almost two years and we felt that we could not keep our prices below fair market any longer. I know in this economy that the last thing you want to do is raise prices, but I didn’t feel like I had any choices left. We will always do our best to always offer our silver merchandise at below retail prices and provide outstanding customer service. Please read our customer testimonials to get a feel for how we treat our customers. Your satisfaction is always our top priority. Thank you….and happy shopping… Ralph

What makes us different….

When shopping on the Internet do you really know who your dealing with?  This is a tough question.  Do you really know who and what is behind the pretty web page you see online.  I just wanted to write about us and how we might be different from other online jewelry and gifts sites.  First and most important is the fact that we do not out-source any of our engraving, shipping or product fulfillment.  Everything your buy from us comes from us and we inspect and check every order personally.  This allows us to maintain the highest quality and consistency.  We have all the latest jewelry equipment are experts when it comes to handling, polishing, repairing and engraving Sterling Silver Jewelry and Gifts.  Since we are a family owned and operated business your satisfaction is always our main concern.  Please read through our customer testimonials.  This is a great way for your to see what our customers really think about what we sell and how we handle each and every order.  Happy shopping ….Ralph

Valentine’s Day Gifts shipped quickly

Silver Heart Locket
Silver Heart Locket

We wanted our customers to know that it is not too late to get an engraved Sterling Silver Locket for Valentine’s Day.  These make perfect Valentine’s Day gifts and we have prices starting at $9.50.   We are shipping engraved orders within 1 – 2 business days after receipt.  Be careful what shipping method you pick.  Need help – give us a call Monday – Friday and we can help advise you.  Happy Valentine’s Day….Ralph

Welcome to our New Website

Well for almost a year we have been working on our new website.  I am happy to tell all of our customers that we are finally done.  If you’re reading this, then you are on our new site.  We were able to setup several new features that we have wanted for quite some time now.  We now have an engraving preview system that lets you preview your engraving selections including seeing all of our available font choices.  Soon we will have video for many of our items letting you see a full 360 degree view of things like rings and bracelets.   Our product search has been enhance to make it easier for you to find exactly what you’re looking for.  We hope you like it.  Please let us know where we can improve.   Ralph

Welcome to Silver Mine Gifts Blog

I would like to welcome you to our first blog.  We are a small family owned and operated business that specializes in Vintage Style Jewelry and Gift items.  We are starting this blog to write about our business and our interests in providing vintage style and heirloom quality jewelry and gifts.  We focus mostly on Sterling Silver items because this allows us to provide a wider range of affordable products for our customers.   One of my favorite parts of what we do is our engraving service.  I cannot tell you how many times that I have been asked to engrave a very special heart felt message from one of our customers to a loved one and I feel honored and proud every time I get to be involved in one of our customers special gift giving events.   We have a large selection of Baby gifts that can be engraved and this is always fun for me to think how we get to be a small part in the creation of new family heirloom pieces.  Thank you so much for reading our blog….more to come.. Come visit us at: