Get Ready For Our Club 925 Launch Party

Are you looking for beautiful bling that won’t break the bank? Well, then you better mark your calendar for Thursday, October 19th from 10AM to 6PM. We’ll be unveiling the new Club 925 at Yelton Fine Jewelers and let me tell you, the cases will be full of stunning silver pieces that you’ll want to stack, layer, and show off. Here’s just a sneak peak of the lines that we’ll be featuring:

SLATE & TELL

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These personalized jewelry pieces are my latest obsession. Create one-of-a-kind necklaces for your bride tribe. Surprise your mom by engraving your initials on stackable rings. Or, put something together that tells your unique story. The options are truly endless. I just can’t wait to see what you all do with this amazing collection.

NINA NGUYEN

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Nina Nguyen has a talent for creating amazing jewelry, and she’s also one heck of a human being. From her colorful gemstones, to her precious metals she does what she can to ensure that all of her materials are ethically sourced. She has also created her own women’s co-operative focused on training, employing, and empowering female artisans in Vietnam.

JUDE FRANCES

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If it’s possible to achieve a look that’s both vintage and modern at the same time then Jude France has done it. From bangles, to statement earrings, and everything in between, I haven’t seen a piece from them that I didn’t like. The tasteful designs. The hints of old-world elegance. The attention to detail. Take one look and you’ll fall in love too.

LAFONN

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Inspired by the Gaelic word for everlasting desire, Lafonn is known for their timeless jewelry collections. If someone comes to me looking for a way to add a bit of class to their everyday look, this is where I direct them. The designs are clean, pair well with any outfit, and boy do they sparkle.

Can’t wait to see you all on the 19th for this amazing launch party. Grab your friends and make your way down to the “club”. Oh, and did I mention that the price tag on these items starts at only $35. Truly, we’ve got something for everyone!

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Fall 2017 Jewelry Trends

Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what is “on trend” for Fall 2017. Well ladies and gents, without hesitation, I have an answer for you …

Stacks. Stacks. Stacks.

Layers. Layers. Layers.

When it comes to stackable bracelets, FANA has it going on. The oval shape will add a bit of personality to your current stack, and I’ve found that they go well with everything. My favorite, you ask? Rose gold. Hands down.

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Moving on to rings, we have a new stackable collection by Madison L. Mark and I have been eyeing this line for several seasons and we’re happy to announce that it’s finally hitting our shelves. That is assuming we can keep them in stock! Along with delivering a beautiful fashion look, they can also serve as a wedding or anniversary band.

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In terms of necklaces I am obsessed with this new layering trend. The thought of showing off multiple pieces at one time is brilliant! If want a combined look this yellow gold infinity necklace is a stunning place to start. The chain is a bit longer and would look great resting alongside your favorite diamond pendant.

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When it comes to fall jewelry trends, you heard it here first. It’s all about stacking, and layering. What new looks have you seen popping up so far? Do share!

Good Vibes For The Long Weekend

Hold on just a little bit longer, the holiday weekend is almost here! Do you have anything fun planned? For our family Labor Day weekend is a great way to reconnect after the busy summer months. We try to knock off any last adventures, we enjoy the opportunity to relax, and we also reserve plenty of time to celebrate!

You see, for the Yelton’s September is much more than getting back to school and reorganizing … it’s a big ol’ birthday month. Mark kicks it off on September 3rd, I follow on September 6th, and Trent is just behind us on September 12th. The long weekend is a great way to see that we all get our fair share of birthday treats and candles.

Whatever you have planned for Labor Day, I’m sending good vibes in your direction! If you see my birthday boys around in the next couple of weeks, give them a high five. I guess I wouldn’t to say no to encouragement as I continue to age gracefully as well {wink}.

 

Introducing Slate and Tell

Yesterday was one of our favorite events of the summer, Moms and Mimosas at Putter’s Sports Grill. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend personally this year, but Gina, Heather, and Megan were there to spread the Yelton love and drink mimosas in my honor. After all, that’s what friends are for, right?!

If you haven’t attended Moms and Mimosas in the past, you should definitely mark you calendar for next year. It’s such a great way to connect with other busy mothers, enjoy delicious grub, and most importantly … let loose a little bit before the back-to-school madness hits.

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As a special treat to all of the moms that attended this year, we did a sneak peak of the Slate and Tell line that will be making it’s way to Yelton Fine Jewelers. From what I hear the reaction was even better than we expected. Even though the ladies only had a few pieces in tow, the moms in the room had no problem envisioning their own custom piece. One that would tell their own unique story.

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That’s exactly why I love this line so much. It’s just so personal. Using responsibly sourced metals, Slate and Tell creates pendants, rings, and cuff bracelets that can be hand-stamped to carry your custom message. Think your kids’ names, your favorite phrases, family birthdates, your anniversary, or the nicknames of your besties. Anything you want to show off, you can now do so fashionably.

Be on the lookout for this amazing new line at Yelton Fine Jewelers. In the meantime, start dreaming about your own custom piece.

Show Us Your Heart Of Gold

As some of you know promoting healthy hearts is a cause that’s near and dear to me. When I lost my father to heart disease in 2012 it was a wake up call. One of those moments where you realize, ah ha, our time on this earth is in fact limited. Our bodies our one of our greatest assets. And, these people we surround ourselves by? We should tell them that we love them … every day.

If you too feel passionate about supporting the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, stop by Yelton Fine Jewelers this month and show us your heart of gold. The details go a little something like this …

We appreciate your support as we work to put together a {hopefully sizeable} donation for these two organizations. Whether or not you round up your transactions, I do beg all of you to familiarize yourself with the symptoms of a heart attack and stroke in case of an event. Here, I’ll make it easy one you …

  • Heart attack symptoms: Chest pains, discomfort in the upper body, shortness of breath, cold sweat, nausea, lightheadedness.
  • Stroke symptoms: Sudden changes including numbness or weakness especially on one side, confusion, difficulty speaking, trouble seeing, severe headache with no known cause.

If you, or someone you love is experience any symptoms call 9-1-1, immediately. You could save a life.

xo

Two Shrinking Yelton’s

Hello everyone, Amy McCalister Hodges here, taking over Tina’s blog for the week! As an Advocare coach, I help others with their health goals and form with them a realistic plan to get there.

Well, this summer I was lucky enough to work with Tina, and her husband Mark. Tina reached out to me this past June after returning from JCK Las Vegas. She told me she was feeling meh. She was bloated, a little sluggish, and her clothes weren’t fitting quite like they used to. We’ve all been there!

Based on her goals, I recommended the 24-day Advocare Challenge. At first she was a little intimidated, which I totally understand. Change is hard! But then I reminded her, it’s less than a month! Plus the diet plan could include delicious things like pancakes and buffalo chicken bowls. As for that occasional beer and chocolate splurge that she asked about, unfortunately those would have to wait. Sorry girl!

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For anyone entering any lifestyle change, I always recommend recruiting a partner. In Tina’s case, there was zero hesitation. She was bringing her husband on board with her.

I have to say, I had so much fun working with these two! They were total champs and jumped right into the program. It’s no wonder why they saw such great results. Since completing the challenge Tina is down three pounds down, and is 11 inches smaller! Mark is down 15 pounds and has lost 25 inches {men}.

The first time my husband and I did the challenge we saw great results as well. Though, it isn’t all about weight loss! Other benefits you can look forward to include better sleep, more energy, teaching healthy habits to your kids, and a whole new outlook! All around, it’s a positive shift.

If you’re looking for something to give you a little nudge in the right direction, I would love to chat with you about Advocare. No matter what you’re looking to achieve, I can work with your goals and your budget. From emotional support, to exercise routines, and even creating weekly grocery lists, I am here for you every step of the way. Most importantly I want you to see results!

Amongst the Yelton Fine Jewelers clan, JoAnn is jumping on board after Labor Day and Gina is starting in August. Soon enough their entire team will be shrinking! But don’t worry, those diamonds are staying just as big as always {wink}.

Thanks for letting me take over for Tina this week, and if you see her and Mark around, be sure to give them a huge high five! I am so proud of them. Finally, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give me a shout. My contact information is below.

xo

Amy McCalister Hodges
e. amylhodges@gmail.com
p: 513.706.3005
w: advocare.com/17067769

Summer Update

I don’t know about you but Fourth of July is always the pinnacle of summer for me. The festivities, the family time, and the excuse to splurge on some of my favorite indulgences {wink}. I just can’t believe that it’s already behind us, meaning that summer as we know it is halfway done.

What have you all been up to? Hopefully you’ve been enjoying yourselves so far! Here’s a summer update from the Yelton clan …

This weekend baseball and lacrosse will wrap up for our boys. Ty’s last 13U baseball game is scheduled in Indianapolis, and Trent’s 11U lacrosse season will come to a close in Chicago. When we get home there will be no dull moments. Trent will head to Spring Hill camp next week and Ty will be home prepping for 2018 Baseball Tryouts! These kids sure are dedicated, and seeing them happy makes all of the running around worth it.

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Once the boys wrap up their commitments, we’re still planning to hit the road as a family. We have a trip to Pittsburgh planned in early August, we’ll make our way to “Camp Yelton” to enjoy water and sunshine, and closer to home we hope to hit a couple of concerts. After that it’s time to hit the books with summer assignments! School will be here before we know it.

Outside of all of our activities, I also set some pretty hefty personal goals this summer. First and foremost I wanted to get our house organized! No more clutter. No more toys we don’t use. No more clothes we don’t wear … all of it must go! Well, I’m happy to report that I’m 50% done and our donation bags are ready to be dropped off. Even getting rid of this first load is going to be such a relief.

Along with getting the house cleaned, I also wanted to clean up my diet a bit and get rid of a few unwanted pounds. Well … thanks to the Advocare 24 day challenge, I’m happy to report that I’m five pounds down! Setting goals are pretty easy, though accomplishing them is a bit of a different story. I’m just so glad to see progress and my hope for the rest of the summer is that I can stay on track!

Now that I write it all down, maybe we have accomplished a lot so far! And, we still have half of the summer left. Let’s get it!

Summer AKA Repair Season

Every three to five thousand miles we bring our cars in for an oil change. We have the tires rotated. And, when something seems a little “off” we take it into the mechanic. When it comes to our homes we spend countless hours per week tidying up. We replace carpeting when it gets dingy. And, when the hot water heater fails us we get a new one … right away.

Maintenance.

It’s a part of life, and an important step in protecting any asset. So, why is it that when it comes to our jewelry we only tend to fix it when it’s broken? That is, if we even do that. At some point or another we’ve all broken a necklace chain and thrown it right into the abyss that is our jewelry box. Never to see it again … sigh.

Just like your car and your home, your jewelry should be inspected, cleaned, and serviced regularly. After all, you paid a lot for in the first place. Don’t you want to keep it shiny and bright?!

If you’re looking for a little incentive to bring your jewelry items back to life, well, now is the time because it’s repair season at Yelton Fine Jewelers. Now through July 31st we’re offering 20% off of all jewelry repairs and a whopping 50% off of watch batteries*.

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Bring us one piece, or your entire jewelry box. Come with the necklace that broke yesterday and that ring that’s been missing a stone for years. Whatever you have hiding at the back of your jewelry drawer – we want to bring it to life!

And, it doesn’t stop there.

Once your broken jewelry items are restored to their original condition, don’t forget to give them the regular love and attention that they deserve. I recommend cleaning monthly, if not weekly. Your prongs should be checked every six months. And, even if your jewelry doesn’t look like it’s suffering still bring it to Yelton Fine Jewelers annually for a check-up. Please, I beg you!

Because jewelry is meant to shine!

*Some exclusions apply. Cannot be applied to watch repairs. In-stock watch batteries only. Valid through 7/31/2017. See store for details.

Greetings From Vegas

While there are hundreds of jewelry shows every year, there is only one that shines the brightest – it’s JCK Las Vegas. We’ve been here since Monday and it’s been one hot, and wild ride. From selecting new lines to meeting with other industry professionals, every day we’ve been working hard. And, to balance things out, every night we’ve been playing hard{er}.

While there is still one full day left before we pack up our bags to go home, here are some of our highlights so far …

THE BIG BRANDS

As you might know by know, when it comes to jewelry designers, I tend to pick favorites. Can you blame a girl? Every year when JCK Las Vegas rolls around I get a little giddy because I know I’m going to have the opportunity to meet with my favorite brands, pick their brains, and see what they have coming down the pipeline. While we’ve met with so many people over the last three days, my highlights so far have been Simon G., Tacori, and Hearts On Fire. So much sparkle, and so much innovation. We can’t wait to tell you what these brands have in store.

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THE MINGLING

I thought I threw a great party, but JCK Las Vegas sure has it down. From delicious dinner parties to evening soirees they’ve done such a great job at keeping the entire jewelry industry entertained. Not only are these events fun, but they’re also a great opportunity to mingle with other jewelers, up and coming designers, service providers, you name it! One thing is for sure, there is no shortage of talent in Vegas this week and we’ve had so much fun connecting with faces, old and new.

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THE BEAUTIFUL BLING

There are so many perks associated with JCK Las Vegas, but the thing we love the most is the ability to bring home new products to you, our customers. Day after day we’ve been strolling the exhibitor floor to find the dream pieces you’ve described. We’ve spent hours talking about trends we’re on board with, and those that we think will fizzle quickly. We’ve thought about the lines we love at the store, and those that could use some new life. After all of this thinking, talking, and trying, we are pretty stoked about the pieces that we’ll be bringing back to Yelton Fine Jewelers. Watch our showcases for new inventory. It’s coming soon!

One more day to go! Wish us luck. We look forward to seeing you all when we get back on home soil.

Summer Bucket List

With the flowers blooming and the birds chirping I have summer on my mind. Unfortunately for us, the boys will be in school until early June, which means we’ll be getting a bit of a late start. No worries, we’ll make up for it! What’s on your summer bucket list this year?

Here’s a glimpse of what we’ll be up to …

BALL GAMES

If you’re looking for us this summer, there’s a 90% chance that we’ll either be on the baseball field or at a lacrosse game. Trent will be playing on a travel lacrosse team, which means we’ll all get to visit Georgia and Chicago {yippee}. As for Ty, he’ll be staying more local this year, playing primarily in Indy and Columbus. Win or lose, we’re looking forward to exploring a couple of new areas as a family.

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GO REDS

For those off weekends and weeknights when the boys don’t have any games, we bought a small pack of Cincinnati Reds tickets. While we’re hoping for a World Series title, there’s no doubt that we’ll have fun either way. We love the energy of the stadium, the crazy fans, and of course, all of the delicious food.

THE OPEN ROAD

Yelton’s love a good road trip and this year we’re hoping to make it to Pittsburgh to watch our new friend, Josh Harrison, play some baseball. On our way back we’ll make our annual stop at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort for a few days. If you haven’t been, look into it. Now! From golf, to ropes courses, and everything in between, they have something for the entire family. I should also mention that the spa is ahhhhmazing. Any guesses where you’ll find me?!

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NEW FAMILY SPORT

As if we don’t have enough on our plates, as a family we’ve decided to take up a new sport. It’s a little game they call disc golf, and I have to say, it’s a blast! While we aren’t ready for a competitive league {just yet} we plan to check out as many local courses as we can during the summer months. They’re everywhere! To find a course in your area, check out Disc Golf Scene. All you need your competitive spirit and a couple of discs because most of the time there is no entry free required {score}.

KINGS ISLAND

In our household, Kings Island is a summer must! Both boys have gold passes and while it’s only May, Ty has already gotten his moneys worth. I don’t know where these kids get their thrill-seeking spirits, but it’s definitely not from me! I’m more likely to post up in Kiddie Land and enjoy a scoop of “Blue Ice Cream”. Don’t judge, it’s delicious!

When I lay it all out there it seems like a lot, but like every summer before, I’m sure it will fly right by. Whatever you have on your list this year, be sure to soak up these warm and sunny months! Before we know it, we’ll be shopping for back-to-school outfits again.