By Andrea Swayne
Dana Point Gold & Coin
24422 Del Prado
Dana Point Gold & Coin opened in October on Del Obispo next door to Dana Point Hardware by Brad Pierce and Kevin Borba.
The two buy and sell gold, silver, jewelry, coins, bullion, currency, diamonds, watches and more and also offer expert appraisals.
“My father has been in the business for 33 years and this is our second generation family owned coin and jewelry store. I have studied extensively under my dad and managed his Huntington Beach store for the past four years” Pierce said. “We decided to open in Dana Point for its small town feel and proximity to the ocean. We believe the city needs a service like ours and as surfers we were happy to locate here, near some of the best surf breaks in the county.”
Looking for a special present? Dana Point Gold & Coin often has unique estate jewelry for sale, along with rare coins for the collectors on your gift list.
“We are fair and accurate with our pricing and are eager to earn loyal repeat customers who are happy to refer us to others,” Pierce said.
The store is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Appointments are available but not necessary and the two say they are happy to make house calls to evaluate and make offers on estate collections.
34491 Golden Lantern
Magdy Siam, eight-year owner of The Country Fox in the Mariners Alley shops at the Dana Point Harbor, last month rented a spot across the walkway for a new boutique named Spring.
“My nephew Christian Karam has partnered with me as a co-owner and manager of Spring. We decided to expand by adding another store to carry unique women’s clothing, accessories and shoes. The Country Fox will carry mainly souvenir wear and gifts but we will continue to offer our most popular lines of shoes from Fly Flot and Propét,” Siam said.
Spring carries an impressive selection of creatively designed clothing, made in the USA by brands such as Cut Loose, Peanut Punch and Cubism, cool gauze designs by Oh My Gauze!, hand-dyed artisan crafted silk scarves from Laguna Beach, Spring Step shoes, mint&rose espadrilles from Spain, hand bags and a full line of accessories.
“As the newest boutique in the Harbor we are excited to offer a wide selection of new lines and in honor of our grand opening we are offering buy one, get one for 40 percent off on all shoes, through the holidays,” Karam said.
Spring opens every day at 10 a.m. and closes Sunday through Thursday at 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.