I have a lot of people ask me how I got into the gold business. I was working in Austin, Texas as a construction worker and got laid off because the company was loosing money. At that point I did not know what to do or where to turn. I was I was 37 years old and could not make my house payment and could not make ends meet. I finally made a decision to change careers and to try my luck at buying gold since it was at an all time high. I sold everything I owned and opened Wichita Gold Exchange with a partner. I was scared and had no idea if it would work or not.
My partner and I split ways and I moved to Lawton Oklahoma and opened Lawton Gold Exchange. In the beginning just paying the bills was a blessing There are so many expenses when opening a new business. There is lots of paperwork and all kinds of licenses and insurance that I had to purchase. In the beginning I was nervous and thought I would fail for sure. But month after month I noticed that I was never late paying rent and that I was capable of paying my bills on time. That alone was a major accomplishment for me and a huge stress relief.
As I began to buy a lot of scrap gold I noticed there were a lot of new pieces of jewelry coming in to my store that were never worn and never used by the customers. I normally would just melt the jewelry down and send it to the refinery. However I thought about keeping some of the nicer pieces and sell back to the public for discounted rates. I kept a few silver bracelets and a few silver rings to sell. When I saw the response of the community how cheap they could buy it from me I felt I was on to something.
At that moment I thought how great it would be to fill a showcase up with jewelry. I had always dreamed of owning a jewelry store but deep down inside I knew a construction worker would fail for sure. But I stayed positive and refused to fail. I worked seven days a week and long hours for years and I was determined not to be a failure. I worked Saturdays and Sundays to make sure I paid the bills on time. I finally found a job that lit my heart on fire! A job that could put smiles on peoples faces and a job that I could give back to the community.
Here it is six years later and I am still in business. The shop now has twenty new showcases full of refurbished and new jewelry. Most jewelry is marked half price what would normally be paid at a regular jewelry store. The savings here are incredible! I am so blessed to be part of a growing company that has so many happy customers. Thanks again Lawton for letting me be part of your town and for allowing me to grow. My goal is to allow the regular working class the ability to afford high end jewelry. I know what it is like to live paycheck to paycheck. I did it my entire life. Thankfully I have jewelry for everyone, that fits into everyone budget. Come see us today and see where we are heading!