Sure it’s a new year but what’s changed in your life? A lot of us are setting goals and making plans for the New Year but there are things that we can’t necessarily make happen. Maybe you’ve noticed that a relationship has already blossomed in your life that you weren’t even looking for. Love just has a unique way of working in our lives and we don’t always see it coming. (more…)
Soon the holidays will come to a close, the bustle will begin to fade, and the everyday routines start back up. There is one thing that will continue to sparkle year round though, the gift of jewelry. When you take the time to search your heart and get a gift that reflects your love, it continues to grow. We love this time of year for so many reasons but most importantly because we get to hear about all of the wonderful stories behind the gifts. (more…)
Just around the bend: opening day for public swimming pools. As you’re digging out your swimsuits and pool noodles, or jaunting off to Target to get the kids a new pair of flip-flops, there’s one swim-season to-do item you might not even have on your list. It could be one of the most important ones of all. (more…)
On Black Friday, Goodman’s will be offering a limited supply of “doorbuster” gemstone-stud earrings for only $25. Plus, as a gift from us, the first one hundred customers that make a new-merchandise purchase of $495 or more will receive a jewelry travel roll. Of course, Black Friday is just one day. Let’s talk about the good things to come after that.
Among the things we love about being a small business in Madison are the meaningful connections we can build with the rest of the community. There’s a sense of family to it all. We are always looking for ways to nurture this family, particularly through charities that make Madison more livable for more people. So, as the “season of steals and deals” begins, we want to offer good things that go a little deeper than mere discounts. Starting on Black Friday and extending through the end of December, we will be donating a percentage of sales from our Sarah’s Hope Jewelry line to Gio’s Garden. Each Sarah’s Hope purchase will essentially turn into three gifts.
A gift to make your special someone smile. Sarah’s Hope is a gorgeous line of sterling silver and E’Sperene® stones set in sophisticated and versatile designs. Many of the bracelets, pendants, and rings offer interchangeable stones or can be reversed for even more versatility. We find that people who buy one piece tend to come back later for others. And they do so knowing that their purchase support, educate, and empower women around the world….
A gift to women working to stand on their own two feet. With proceeds from its sales, Sarah’s Hope Jewelry funds microloans and small business development programs for women in the USA and around the world. So your purchase can really make an impact. Imagine helping a struggling mother somewhere transition into a successful entrepreneur, all while you help a family right here in Madison….
A gift to struggling families of special needs children. Gio’s Garden works to strengthen families that have children with special needs (birth through 6 years). One way they do that is by providing respite care. This is not just a place to drop off the child so mom or dad can refresh. It’s a comfy haven of learning, nurturing, and love, where kids get individualized care that makes them feel good about being there. Gio’s Garden is striving now to grow into a one-stop special services delivery organization for children with special needs and their families.
A good gift becomes a great gift when it helps someone in need. Stop by between now and December, and find something beautiful for someone you love, that will do something beautiful for someone else!
For many couples, a diamond engagement ring is their first purchase of anything appraisal-worthy. But in the excitement of wedding plans and honeymoons, that whole appraisal thing often gets shoved down the priority list or overlooked for months. Before you tsk-tsk the young ones who don’t get their pieces appraised, ask yourself this: When’s the last time you had your fine jewelry appraised? (more…)
For 80 years, Goodman’s Jewelers has been serving our friends and neighbors in Madison. When Irwin and Bob Goodman opened in 1933, they set out to offer the best jewelry at affordable prices from people you could trust. The store has remained a fixture on State Street, in its original location since Irwin visited Madison for a track event and noticed the store was for sale.
In 1998, I bought the store from the Goodman’s. I started working here in 1983 as part of the sales team and have never had a desire to leave. I wanted to continue the Goodman’s tradition of creating timeless jewelry that would last forever and create memories that could never be taken away. Just like the Goodman’s Brothers, I have a sense of civic pride for Madison and could never imagine a downtown State Street without the Goodman’s name being seen in the 200 block.
We are celebrating 80 years of serving Madison. And we want you to be part of this special celebration! Many of you have created memories with jewelry from Goodman’s or maybe your parents or grandparents did. We want to hear from you and share that story with everyone. Plus, we are giving away a fantastic Past, Present and Future Diamond Ring valued at $2,100.00 to the person whose story touches us all!
And join us Oct. 4th and 5th for the 80th Anniversary Celebration! We will be giving 8% of sales back to 3 local charities. Customers making purchases during the event will have the opportunity to pick the Goodman Community Center, Gio’s Garden, or Coaches vs Cancer WI!