Gold Bug

★★★★★
  • 22 E Union St

    Pasadena, CA 91103

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  • 626-744-9963

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I've come here just a few times since I don't get to Pasadena much, but each time I enjoy myself and appreciate the easy parking.

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I've come here just a few times since I don't get to Pasadena much, but each time I enjoy myself and appreciate the easy parking.

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I am so sorry for writing this as my first impression from the Gold Bug. I visited today with my pentax camera and did not notice that I cannot take the photo\r
there. However, the owner of the store did not tell me that people cannot take

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I am so sorry for writing this as my first impression from the Gold Bug. I visited today with my pentax camera and did not notice that I cannot take the photo\r
there. However, the owner of the store did not tell me that people cannot take

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This place is so great, and a rare find in the land of chain stores in old town Pasadena. Super unusual jewelry, little delicate dioramas trapped in glass, and special leather hats if you wanna look like a fashionable Dickensian, (and

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This place is so great, and a rare find in the land of chain stores in old town Pasadena. Super unusual jewelry, little delicate dioramas trapped in glass, and special leather hats if you wanna look like a fashionable Dickensian, (and

Pros: Super cool thingies

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Yeah, the stuff is Tim Burton spooky cool. A tad over priced, but I suspect the rent is high. But that being said, I've been in the place several times and each time male owner, aka, Mr. Crankypants, has been a bit of a prick. My gal pal was going to drop 600 dollars on some jewelry there, but after Mr. Crankypants got angry with us because we won't go see the latest Hollywood blockbuster CGI movie (we don't do that sort of thing), and then critiqued us on our knowledge of popular culture (um... I'm a POP ARTIST by profession), we will not be back. Business is about building relationships. A sale is a transfer of enthusiasm from one person to the other. Mr. Crankypants does not belong in this capacity. He has no enthusiasm for his clientele or his product, which can be found online.

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Yeah, the stuff is Tim Burton spooky cool. A tad over priced, but I suspect the rent is high. But that being said, I've been in the place several times and each time male owner, aka, Mr. Crankypants, has been a bit of a prick. My gal pal was going to drop 600 dollars on some jewelry there, but after Mr. Crankypants got angry with us because we won't go see the latest Hollywood blockbuster CGI movie (we don't do that sort of thing), and then critiqued us on our knowledge of popular culture (um... I'm a POP ARTIST by profession), we will not be back. Business is about building relationships. A sale is a transfer of enthusiasm from one person to the other. Mr. Crankypants does not belong in this capacity. He has no enthusiasm for his clientele or his product, which can be found online.

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I'm going to give the owner the benefit of the doubt and chalk my experience up to he was having a bad day. I really just wanted to delete my review but could only change it, so I'll just leave it as this.

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I'm going to give the owner the benefit of the doubt and chalk my experience up to he was having a bad day. I really just wanted to delete my review but could only change it, so I'll just leave it as this.

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You have to stop by this store they have the best selection of custom jewlery in Pasadena!! The staff is so personable and helpful!

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You have to stop by this store they have the best selection of custom jewlery in Pasadena!! The staff is so personable and helpful!

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While looking for a place to have a locket engraved we stumbled across Gold Bug. Not only did they do the engraving but we started bringing in our watches to them for repair. We even trusted them with a family heirloom pocket watch to have repaired, and for the first time in 30 years it is actually working! Highly recommend!

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While looking for a place to have a locket engraved we stumbled across Gold Bug. Not only did they do the engraving but we started bringing in our watches to them for repair. We even trusted them with a family heirloom pocket watch to have repaired, and for the first time in 30 years it is actually working! Highly recommend!

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This boutique has a wonderful assortment of organic influenced fine jewelry , amazing nature-based oddities that are perfect for home decor or gifts. The staff is friendly and outgoing with great product knowledge. One of the best, progressive boutiques in Old Town, make sure you get added to their list for upcoming book signings & openings.

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This boutique has a wonderful assortment of organic influenced fine jewelry , amazing nature-based oddities that are perfect for home decor or gifts. The staff is friendly and outgoing with great product knowledge. One of the best, progressive boutiques in Old Town, make sure you get added to their list for upcoming book signings & openings.

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i ran into this nice little gem by pure luck. all i can say is that i was extremely impressed with the selection, and the detail to merchandising. the owner took the time to tell me about some of the artists he works along with, to both help in the design of the pieces, and to orgainize the motifs they all work around for special presentations. i'm surprised they don't have a chain of stores, but maybe that is what helps keep it special.it's all family-run. they have an excellent and wide range of taste. can't wait for their internet shop to open, so you can see some of their pieces. but for now, make the trip. it's worth it!

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i ran into this nice little gem by pure luck. all i can say is that i was extremely impressed with the selection, and the detail to merchandising. the owner took the time to tell me about some of the artists he works along with, to both help in the design of the pieces, and to orgainize the motifs they all work around for special presentations. i'm surprised they don't have a chain of stores, but maybe that is what helps keep it special.it's all family-run. they have an excellent and wide range of taste. can't wait for their internet shop to open, so you can see some of their pieces. but for now, make the trip. it's worth it!

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Wonderful little store with a beautiful and unique selection of goods. You can really tell that a lot of care and attention was put into their merchandise and displays. The store is a bit off the main Colorado Blvd drag and feels like a

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Wonderful little store with a beautiful and unique selection of goods. You can really tell that a lot of care and attention was put into their merchandise and displays. The store is a bit off the main Colorado Blvd drag and feels like a

Pros: Service. Quality. Selection

Cons: Price (beautiful and unique doesn't come cheap!)

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If you want to be a great gift-giver, or are simply bored with the Corporate stores that have moved into Old town Pasadena to destroy it's charm, take a chance and wonder of the beaten path of Colorado Blvd onto Union Street. 22 E. Union

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If you want to be a great gift-giver, or are simply bored with the Corporate stores that have moved into Old town Pasadena to destroy it's charm, take a chance and wonder of the beaten path of Colorado Blvd onto Union Street. 22 E. Union

Pros: The personalized service, the ambience, the items

Cons: That more people don't know about this place

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A self-proclaimed ?contemporary cabinet of curiosities,? this unique boutique in the heart of Old Town Pasadena features jewelry, art and ephemera from more than 75 independent artists. The handmade items, many of them one of a kind, makeā€¦

 

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