Your Gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush

Founded in the 1940’s in Dawson City, Yukon, the home of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898.

About

Murdoch’s Gem Shop was founded in the 1940’s in Dawson City, Yukon, the home of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898. 

We specialize in jewellery manufactured from natural gold nuggets, mammoth ivory and Canadian diamonds. Items manufactured by our craftsmen include rings, earrings, pendants and bracelets. We also make gold nugget watchbands. 

Our store is like a small museum. We invite you to come and see Klondike Kate’s famous silver belt, giant carved wood gold miner, mammoth ivory jewellery, gold rush artifacts and mastodon tusks.

Services

Jewellery Repair & Custom Design

We have two goldsmiths with many years experience in making and repairing jewellery. If you have a special jewellery design, we can help you make it a reality. We look forward to helping you with all of your jewellery requirements.

Watch Repair & Battery

We do watch battery and bracelet adjustment in store, and watch repairs are available through third party watch makers.

In-House Engraving

We offer custom laser and diamond-bit engraving for a wide variety of awards and gift items, including custom graphic design. Give us a call or drop in and see what we can do for you.

Promotional Items & Design

Terra Firma Promotions is your local source in Whitehorse for all your custom printed promotional materials. We offer expert advice and the experience to get the highest quality gear to help promote your company.

Featured

Gold Nugget
Jewellery & Accessories

Murdoch’s Gem Shop specializes in one of a kind and hand crafted jewellery using genuine Klondike gold nuggets mined here in the Yukon. All gold nuggets used in our Jewellery are left in their raw natural state.

Natural Placer Gold Nuggets

Many nuggets are formed by cold welding of smaller particles and fragments in streams and rivers. Each nugget is truly unique in its shape and size. All of our nuggets are found by local placer miners here in the Klondike ranging in purity from 79% to 89%. 

Mammoth Ivory
Jewellery & Accessories

Made from genuine, eco-conscious prehistoric Woolly Mammoth or Mastodon Ivories, the ivories used for our jewellery pieces are range in age from 10,000 to 200,000 years. The beautiful hues of tan, brown and blue are a result of thousands of years of mineralization.

Maple Leaf
Diamonds

Maple Leaf Diamonds™ are mined in the pristine wilds of northern Canada. They are ranked among the world’s most exquisite and valued gems. Maple Leaf Diamonds™ are guaranteed natural and untreated and have a distinct maple leaf insignia and tracking number laser inscribed on the girdle.

Pandora
Yukon Charms

We sell memories of Yukon! Pandora Yukon charms feature Yukon’s cultural symbols. They are one of a kind and can only be purchased at Murdoch’s Gem Shop.  Wear the Pandora Yukon charms as a reminder of your visit to Yukon.

Diamond & Gemstone Guarantee

We will replace any diamonds or gemstones* purchased from Murdoch’s Gem Shop, free of charge, if they become chipped, broken or lost from the original mounting. This Guarantee applies to purchases up to $5,000. To maintain your Diamond & Gemstone Guarantee, you are required to bring your item and the Fine Jewellery Guarantee document to Murdoch’s Gem Shop for inspection every six months (from date of purchase).
*Emeralds, Opals, and Pearls are excluded

Gold Nuggets Certificate of Authenticity
Our gold nugget jewellery has been handcrafted using authentic, natural gold nuggets found throughout the Klondike. Your unique handcrafted piece is 100% Canadian Made.
Murdoch’s Gift Card
Murdoch’s gift cards are redeemable for merchandise at Murdoch’s Gem Shop only. Cards must be presented at time of redemption. NOTE: It is not redeemable for cash and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.
Refund Policy
Merchandise in resaleable condition may be returned for refund (with receipt) or exchange for up to 60 days. Discounted product sold at a 50% discount is NOT returnable. NOTE: Sized rings & engraved items are NOT returnable.