Sierra Moon Goldsmiths

Sierra Moon Goldsmiths is hailed as Sierra Nevada's most unique jewelry store and Gold Country's premier destination for one-of-a-kind gold nugget and gold bearing quartz jewelry. Located in historical Old Town Auburn, Sierra Moon has been creating stunning custom jewelry for almost 40 years, using gold derived from local mines and modern-day miners. The material used today is, in fact, the same material that put this area on the map over 150 years ago during the Gold Rush era.

Sierra Moon Goldsmiths is also one of the few remaining jewelry stores practicing lost wax casting. Their expert designers transform blocks of wax into spectacular works of art. “We are privileged to honor our rich history by creating beautiful and unique jewelry, using our skills and the very material that put our town on the map,” says co-owner Linda Pierce. “The curves of a nugget or the vein of the quartz often guide my vision for each creation,” Pierce continues,  “Plus it’s fun to think about the journey of the gold: from when it’s first discovered at the river and brought to our store – where it is transformed into something lovely and put out in the case – until the moment it catches someone’s eye and finds a new home – where hopefully it will be cherished for many generations to come.”

The next time you are in historic Old Town Auburn, be sure to stop by Sierra Moon Goldsmiths and discover for yourself the beauty of natural gold combined with the talents of master jewelers. There are few other towns in California where the past meets the present and you can own a little piece of history. 

Sierra Moon Goldsmith Article: The Gold Rush Revisited - Jewelry Style


Latitude: 38.895591 Longitude: -121.078053 Elevation: 1175 ft

Pet Friendly Notes

Sierra Moon Goldsmiths proudly serves local, organic biscuits to all of its pet visitors!


This is our favorite store in Auburn! They have the most beautiful jewelry made right there in the shop. I never knew a gold nugget from the local river could be turned into such a beautiful piece of jewelry. Aside from their fine craftsmanship, their support staff is always super friendly and very helpful. Can't say enough nice things about this place!

M. Hunter, 2/22/2017

Beautiful jewelry - the kind of pieces you'd find in a luxury store in New York or LA plus all the charm of a quaint small town.

Lianne, 2/22/2017

Neat store. Always stop on our way to Tahoe from the Bay Area to see what's new. Would highly recommend it.

Ellen D., 2/24/2017

Found the perfect engagement ring here! Bought it, dropped to my knee in the store, asked my girlfriend to marry me! She said yes! The staff was great! They helped us not only with the ring, but got some great photos of the two of us in the shop. We will definitely going back for wedding rings!

Link, 2/24/2017

My husband purchased my engagement and wedding rings at Sierra Moon. The rings are beautifully made and unique in design. Actually, they are stunning. I get compliments on my rings everywhere I go.

Susan Brenden, 2/24/2017

Wonderful history. Great customer service. If you're looking for a true one of a kind piece, check out Sierra Moon!

Matt L., 2/24/2017

Sierra Moon has the most unique and beautiful jewelry in the area. It is difficult to pick out just one piece of jewelry!

Mary R., 2/28/2017

We have been customers of Sierra Moon for some time, over many anniversaries. I'm formerly a silversmith and designer myself, and I appreciate the inspiring design, fine traditional craftsmanship and dedication to quality. Add the warm and attentive customer service, it's no wonder at all we're customers for life.

José and Barbara K., Roseville, CA, 2/28/2017

Located in historic Auburn, California, Sierra Moon has one of a kind hand crafted fine jewelry. If you don't see exactly what you want, they will make it for you! You will have a piece of jewelry that will be envious of all your friends!

Tracey Lewis, Newcastle, CA, 2/28/2017

Love the Jewelry you all made for me! Thank you so much for the hard work.

Rebecca F, 3/1/2017

I love this store! They have made several custom pieces for me over the last 25 years and they are beautiful. We moved to Texas this year but I continue to do business with them from afar. Unique design, Quality, and customer service are the BEST!

Lois Montgomery , 3/2/2017

I had a custom wedding band designed at Sierra Moon and it was such a wonderful experience. My engagement ring is an antique from the early 1900s (very unique) and they were able to design and make a stunning ring to wrap around it. They even made a wax model with the diamonds so I could see exactly how it would look. It was such a personal experience. I get a lot of compliments on my ring now and just love it. It's perfect!

Rebecca, 3/2/2017

Byfar the best jeweler around! I live in Sacramento and drive up to Auburn for any needed repairs ~ and course, new stuff! The best people and very creative!

Sharon O., 3/2/2017

I own two Sierra Moon creations. One was re-designed using a stone from a ring originally belonging to my Great Grandmother. It was then given to me by my Grandparents as a High School graduation gift. The second was designed for my Grandmother, which I inherited. I treasure them both!! They are so unique, and designed with such care and love! I continue to visit their shop, and service my rings whenever I head north to Nevada County from Orange County. They are simply the best!!

Jeffrie Anne Smith, 3/4/2017

When you shop at Sierra Moon it's like shopping with family! They are kind and creative and will create anything you desire. Their staff is amazing and John and Linda are experts at creating just the right piece for your personality. They are truly gems of Auburn.

Kathryn Gonzales, 3/4/2017

Our favorite ... wonderful jewelry and people! Very supportive of the community! Thanks

Ron Schwab, 3/6/2017

I have taken pieces of jewelry to be repaired by Sierra Moon Goldsmiths, since the 1980s. I moved, been away from the Auburn side, but plan to bring them some repair work here in the near future. Their work is highly rated.

Pamm Strusis , 3/6/2017

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