Jim Wade, Gold and Silversmith

Jim Wade came to work for Gaumer's Jewelry in 2006.  He grew up in Reno, Nevada and worked in the family business, Wades' Trading Post until 1986 .  Later, Jim went to school at the Gemological Insitute of America in Santa Monica and earned his Graduate Jeweler diploma in 1989.  He worked as a bench jeweler in California then jewelry trade shops in South Dakota and Oregon before making his way back to California.  Since starting at Gaumer's, Jim has added an increased knowledge of gemstones to his repertoire.  He excels at fabrication work and has expanded on the traditional Native American silversmithing of his family's business.  Jim is also accomplished at wax carving and casting and stone setting techniques.