A Year Of Color

With 2015 upon us a lot of people have been asking me what I think the big jewelry trend will be for this year. Phew, that’s a loaded question. While styles and designs seem to change every few months, one thing that I am betting on for 2015 is color!

Next time you find yourself shopping for that perfect accessory fight the urge to play it safe and pick something that will make your outfit pop. For myself I started by picking vibrant colors and then matched them up against a few of my favorite collections. The result, a selection that is both colorful and tailored uniquely to me. If that’s not fabulous, I don’t know what is.

Check out what I came up with and try it for yourself!

Tacori_LavendarTacori and lavender. If you ask me, it’s the perfect pair. In this Lilac Blossom ring Rose Amethyst, White Chalcedony, and Amethyst come together to create a look that’s both feminine and let’s be honest, jaw-dropping. If you’re looking for compliments in the New Year, this is your piece.

SimonG_BlueFor a colorful piece that can be worn pretty much anywhere, I chose this pendant from Simon G. The piece features an intricate design, which I appreciate, with a blue sapphire and diamond accents. As a bonus it pairs well with jeans. Who said casual and glamorous couldn’t coexist?

Dabakarov_MarsalaThe wilder side of me was drawn to these beautiful Ruby earrings from Dabakarov. Just looking at them gets me excited. From that little black dress to those important office meetings, these are one of those jewelry pieces that will make you feel confident as soon as you put them on. I’ll take it!

If you have any questions about other upcoming trends or the products featured in this blog, don’t hesitate to reach out. You know me; I am always ready to talk bling. Happy browsing!

A New Year, A New Me

A new year has arrived, which has had me thinking a lot about what I want the next 365 days (and beyond) to look like. I’ve reflected on all of the wonderful things that life brought me in 2014. On the other hand, I’ve also taken time to recognize those things that could have gone better, or as some may say “areas of improvement”. As I worked to define my 2015 resolutions I found myself alone with my thoughts, my computer and the good ol’ worldwide web. In that moment I stumbled upon a quote on Pinterest:

“My best project for this year is working on me.”

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Bam. That’s just it. From another lens, people may look at my life and assume it’s perfect. Well, let me let you in on a little secret. There are a few things that I, The Jeweler’s Wife, could work on. I have no shame in admitting that I have flaws, in fact they define who I am. That said, as I look to 2015, here are some things that I hope to accomplish. You know, to create a better me.

Set More Goals: Ideally I would love to start every single day with specific goals. I’ve always been a bit obsessive about keeping a running to-do list, but this is different. It’s less about completing tasks and more about nurturing myself, as well as those around me. Imagine how different life could be if you crossed off things like “make someone smile today” from your daily list, versus “pick up the dry cleaning”. Even the thought is refreshing.

Eat Real Food: It sounds so simple, but as many of us know, getting your hands on non-processed, non-modified food can be a challenge these days. As a busy working mother, I’m certainly not striving for perfection, but every little bit counts. From taking more time to read labels to making things from scratch, in 2015 I’m committed to feeding my family and myself more delicious, nurturing, and real foods.

Hug The Ones I Love: Aside from the obvious bonus of bonding with those people that are most important to me, I’ve also heard a lot about the health benefits of those oh-so-enjoyable daily squeezes. Research shows that a simple embrace can help you reduce stress, lower your blood pressure and even improve your memory. For results like that I might just turn into a hugging machine. Watch out.

Show Off: No, I’m not talking about singing loudly in the store, or sharing every detail of my life on Facebook. I’m talking about showing others the very best version of me. Through my actions and the words that I choose, I want the compassionate, spunky, grateful spirit inside of me to shine. While we’re all bound to have challenging days, I’m determined not to let them get in the way of what I’m putting out there.

As I look at these goals and imagine the possibilities, I feel good about what 2015 has to offer. In fact, I’m excited. When you think about what you want to accomplish over the next 365 days, what’s at the top of your list

From Our Family, To Yours

It’s been a crazy month. From getting into the holiday groove to tackling a to-do list that extends from West Chester to the North Pole, we’ve been pretty busy over here. And, now the main event has arrived. It’s Christmas. The tree is lit, we’ve prepared our feast and the presents are ready to be unwrapped. Phew. We made it.

From our family to yours, we wish you a very merry Christmas. Enjoy your time off, kick up those boots and relax. See you in the New Year!

For The Girl Who Has Everything

Gift Box With Red BowClunky appliances, ugly sweaters, Groupon vouchers, you name it and I’ve probably received it as a gift in the past. While I appreciate the gestures and always find a good use for any gift, I wanted to provide some words of advice for all of the men out there.

Yes, guys. For those of you who are struggling to find that perfect present to put under the tree. This one is for you.

As you walk through the stores or scour the Internet for something she’ll love, nothing seems to stand out. After all what do you get for a girl that seems to have everything? The problem is only exacerbated when she hasn’t asked for a single thing. “surprise me,” she says.

I’ll let you in on a little secret. When those two little words, “surprise me”, come out, that’s not what she really means. What she really means is “find me something that you know I will love and that represents what I mean to you”.

Gasp. The pressure.

Deep breathes. I’ve got your back. If you happen to love a girl that has everything, here are some simple tips to help you find that perfect gift. If you follow these rules, I guarantee that your “surprise” will be everything that she hoped for.

  • Listen closely. While she may not have asked for anything, I’d bet that if you start listening to every side comment and whisper there are going to be some great hints. When you hear things like, “I need a vacation” or “if I only had a Vitamix”, she’s not just venting. Put ‘em on the list!
  • Simplify it. Whether you’ve got $100 or $1,000 dollars to spend, don’t create extra work by trying to find multiple gifts that she’ll love. Focus. Ask her family members and friends what that one thing is that she needs and wants. Simplify the process and place all of your bets on that one item.
  • Use your own judgment. Rather than struggling to figure out her unique style and taste, rely on your own! When you walk into a store, look for items that you would love to see on her. It’s a sure win and bonus points if you tell her you bought it because you thought it would look great on her.
  • When in doubt, buy jewelry. I know, I’m biased, but it does make a great gift for any occasion. It’s not just the sparkles, or that beautiful, signature Yelton’s box. When you give the gift of jewelry she’ll appreciate the fact that you took time to find something that’s sentimental and will last for many years to come.
  • Need more help? Give me a shout or stop by the store for some one-on-one shopping assistance. I’m here to help you get it right.

Happy shopping and above all, remember, you’ve got this! Even us girls who seem to have everything appreciate your consideration and your tenacity when it comes to holiday shopping. So what if it ends up being another bulky sweater, we’re going to cherish it anyways. And, that’s the truth.

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Giving Thanks

From the official kick-off of the holiday season, to an opportunity to take advantage of great deals, Thanksgiving has come to mean many things over the years. Amidst preparing the store for the holiday rush and planning our own family gatherings, I took some time to sit down and think about what I am thankful for. After all, that’s what this is all about. Right?

Having been blessed with wonderful people in my life and amazing opportunities, compiling this list didn’t take a lot of effort. It was also a great way to set the tone of the holidays, bringing a larger focus to the people and the events that have shaped who I am. While it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season, I think it’s important for all of us to take a moment to reflect. Appreciate. Give thanks.

Here are the top five things that I am thankful for this holiday season:

  1. Thankful for having God on my side, who has lead us to an AMAZING church family.
  2. Thankful for my husband, kids and family that surround me.
  3. Thankful for my health.
  4. Thankful for my business, staff and customers that make it all possible.
  5. Thankful for the people that I have encountered in my life. Each and every one of them has impacted me greatly. I have vivid memories of parents friends growing up to those that I just met yesterday. They all have played a role in my foundation and I am grateful for that.
What’s on your list? Wishing you all a safe, relaxing and laughter-filled Thanksgiving holiday.
And, thank you for reading!

A Few Of My Favorite Blings

There’s no denying it, the holidays are just around the corner. For me this means great times with friends and family, an opportunity to be grateful and new inventory! It’s been a busy couple of weeks at Yelton’s as we prepare for the holiday hustle and bustle and as promised, I wanted to share some of the seasonal sparkle with you. After all, it’d be a shame to keep it a secret.

Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect gift, or want something to dazzle up your holiday wardrobe, check out a few of my favorite blings.

Holiday_Jewelry_1Charm Bracelets

If you’re looking for jewelry that combines fashion with personal expression, consider a charm bracelet from either Endless or Chrysalis. With a leather bracelet at the center, Endless offers a variety of charms so that each piece can tell it’s own unique story. If you are looking for something less traditional, let me introduce you to Chrysalis. Along with their fashionable design they also offer things such as positive energy, luck and even healing powers.

Holiday_Jewelry_2Everything Le Vian

Le Vian, known for their exquisite designs and use of naturally colored diamonds, has maintained their reputation with their seasonal pieces. They’re so good that I couldn’t choose just one; you’ve got to see them all. If your goal this season is to make someone’s jewelry dreams come true, consider Le Vian. Stunning.

Holiday_Jewelry_3Chamilia: 12 Days of Christmas

Chamilia really hit the mark with this piece. Inspired by the well-known Christmas carol, this set features a beautiful bracelet along with twelve exclusively designed charms. If you’re looking for a gift that captures the spirit of the holidays, look no further!

Holiday_Jewelry_4Simon G Bangles

Perfect for the holiday season, and beyond. From the office to the cocktail party, and everywhere in between, Simon G bangles are a great way to add little sparkle to any outfit. With a look that is both simple and elegant these bracelets cater to women of all styles, so you really can’t go wrong.

Holiday_Jewelry_5Tacori Diamond Studs                  

While you all know I am obsessed with Tacori, I think all women would agree with me when I say these diamond studs are “AMAZING!” This picture doesn’t even do them justice, but I promise you, they sparkle like the stars. Stop in the store to check them out, along with other fabulous finds from my favorite, Tacori.

Wishing you all health, happiness and a little sparkle as we dive head first into the holiday season. If you have any questions on the pieces above or need other gift ideas don’t hesitate to send me a note!

One Of The Coolest

yelton-entranceIf you’re here, you’re probably expecting to hear from Tina. Well, this week you get all of us. That’s right, the entire Yelton’s staff has hacked into The Jeweler’s Wife blog to share an announcement that is very dear to us. In-Store Magazine has written an article about Yelton’s as one of America’s Coolest Stores. Check it out here.

That’s all.
Read it.
Love It.
We are so darn proud of it.
If you’re a Yelton’s customer you might think this is the coolest place to shop. As employees, we think this is the coolest place to work too. A huge thank you to our customers, our community and In-Store Magazine from the entire Yelton’s team! Now come in, browse our bling and get those holiday wish lists started. See you all soon!


Bling On A Budget

What if I told you that you didn’t need to shell out thousands of dollars for truly amazing jewelry? It’s true. Bling can be found on a budget, and I’m here to prove it to you. See below for some of my favorite picks, all of which are under $500.

Movado Bold

In my opinion the Movado Bold is the perfect timepiece for any occasion. From casual lunch dates to those important business meetings, this watch pairs well with jeans, pencil skirts and everything in between. It’s classic, timeless and best of all, affordable. Oh Movado … I heart you.

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Tacori Blushing Rose Ring

By now, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I’m Tacori’s number one fan. That said I had to include their “blushing rose” ring in my top five affordable picks. The ring features a beautiful sterling silver band with a rock star amethyst in the center. When you wear this ring, Friday night belongs to you.

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O.W.L. Jewelry

O.W.L. stands for the Ones We Love and their jewelry provides a great opportunity to self-express. My own O.W.L. necklace includes a charm at the center, which represents my faith, as well as two pearls, one for each of my sons. What a great gift from the Yelton boys. As a mother I love having a sentimental piece that I can cherish forever. Ah, now I’m getting emotional. This was not my intention. Bottom line, O.W.L. rocks.

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Toy Watch

While the name may be deceiving, Toy Watches are definitely made for adults! With so many colors and designs available, they have something for everyone. Madonna and Oprah themselves have been spotted sporting Toy Watches. While these two ladies could probably afford any watch on a planet, the fact that they’ve chosen a Toy says something!

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Hearts On Fire Fashion Jewelry

Hearts On Fire is known for making the worlds most perfectly cut diamond. Their reputation alone sounds expensive, but don’t be deterred! The truth is that they offer some pieces that are not only fabulous, but also affordable. Starting at $495 you can set your heart on fire (sorry, I had to). Check out this necklace and if you want to see more be sure to RSVP for the upcoming Hearts On Fire event at Yelton’s.

Script-Initial-Pendant-1And there you have it, bling on a budget. Whether you’re looking to spend $200 or $1,000 on your next piece, remember that there are always options out there. Above all, we all deserve jewelry to help us celebrate our accomplishments and make us feel fabulous. At least I think so!

Bling It Back To Life

This past weekend I found myself sifting through my jewelry box. No surprise there, but what was shocking was the number of pieces that I own that are in need of some major TLC. From tarnished bracelets to loose gems, you name it. It was all there in front of me. Looking through my collection of not-so-sparkly bling, I started to think. If everything I owned was repaired, I would have so many more options! Who knows, at that point I may not even need any new jewelry. On second thought, let’s be realistic …

The fact of the matter is that all jewelry, new and old, deserves to be cared for. After all a lot of our bling represents major life milestones such as anniversaries, birthdays or personal accomplishments. By taking care of our jewelry we’re able to wear it with confidence and as a result, those memories live on.

While it all makes so much sense, for some reason, when our favorite pieces lose their luster we don’t give them the love that they deserve. Rather, we shove them to the back of our jewelry drawers and forget about them. I’m guilty of it and I spend the majority of my week at a jewelry store! Shame on me. Shame on all of us.

I say it’s time we all do something about our broken jewelry. Pull those pieces from the back of your drawer. Bring your bling, and the memories that they represent, back to life! If that’s not enough motivation, how about discount repair services? That’s right, bring your lack-luster jewelry into Yelton’s this October and I’ll give you 20% off of your repair. It’s only the right thing to do. We all deserve it.

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Calling All Tacori Girls

Who loves Tacori? This girl does. If you search through my jewelry collection you’ll find many Tacori pieces. Bracelets, rings, necklaces, you name it. I just can’t help myself, it’s all so beautiful. My obsession must be apparent because even Mark has caught on. For my big 4-0 he surprised me with a new Tacori promise bracelet. The bracelet can only be taken on or off with a special key, that he holds. The design is so elegant and the concept definitely warms the heart, but I have to say, his delivery was the best part. As he handed me the box he looked at me and said, “I promise to love you for the rest of our lives”. Now that my friends is a Tacori moment!

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Whether you want a promise bracelet of your own or another piece that shows off your unique style, Tacori has something for everyone. I recommend taking a look at the Ivy Lane and Moon Rose collections. Here’s just a preview of some of my favorite pieces from those collections:

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Another one of my favorite Tacori pieces is the “Birth of a Child” pendant. Perfect for all of the moms out there! The pendant represents the 12 months of the year and the diamond is placed according to the birth month of your child. It’s a great way to keep one of life’s most precious moments close to your heart.

Birth_PendantWhether you want to celebrate a milestone or add a new accessory to your collection, when you’re a #TacoriGirl, your options are endless. If you’d like to get a glimpse of what they have to offer stop by Yelton’s on September 26th and 27th for our All Tacori Weekend. We’ll be joined by a Tacori specialist with over 500 pieces onsite. Talk about eye candy! I hope to see you all there.