Not all that glitters is gold. It can also be silver, platinum or adorned with a handmade rendering of Pikes Peak.
This is what All That Glitters, a locally owned jewelry shop located on West Colorado Avenue in Old Colorado City, specializes in.
“We work in all metals — gold, silver, platinum, yellow gold, white gold, rose gold and combinations of different metals,” said Cretee Nemmer, owner of All That Glitters.
Nemmer has owned the shop since 1996, after buying it from her ex-husband, who owned it the six years prior. The shop was previously owned by Tom Tyma, who established it in 1976.
Jewelry was a family business for Nemmer, who had a small family-owned shop in Texas before buying All That Glitters. When Tyma wanted to retire, a door opened for Nemmer in Colorado Springs.
Now, All That Glitters specializes in a variety of bracelets, earrings, pendants and necklaces, rings, as well as their signature mountain bands, which range in price from $855 to $2,200.
The bands are created by local jeweler Steve McHone, who has designed a dozen variations of mountain scenes on the bands, including Pikes Peak, the Boulder Flatirons and depictions of elk and bears, according to Nemmer, who said that the rings are the shop’s most popular pieces.
“We’re unique in the fact that we do focus on artistic talent in our jewelry,” she said. “We tell a story of someone’s life.”
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