It’s Moms & Mimosas Time

Moms and Mimosas

Summer is coming to an end, which is always bittersweet. I hate saying goodbye to family excursions, neighborhood BBQs, and all of the QT at the sports fields. At the same time, the Type A inside of me is ready to get the kids back to school so we can all return to a routine. No more 10:30PM bed times!

Moms, if you’re in the same boat, you’re going to want to join us on Thursday, August 16th for Moms & Mimosas. This annual event at Putters Sports Grill is the perfect way to celebrate the end of an amazing summer. Not to mention all of your hard work chasing kids, planning activities, and negotiating sleepovers.

The fun will kick off at 9AM. Along with bubbly and delicious breakfast options, you may even walk away with a little gift from Yelton Fine Jewelers. That’s right, the first 200 moms to walk through the door will walk out with a little purple bag. Because you deserve it!

Happy BTS season everyone! Hope to see you next week.

Xo

Tina

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Tis the Season For Jewelry Repair

It’s that time of year again! And, no I’m not talking about summer. I’m talking about jewelry repair season. If you have any pieces that are broken, tarnished, or simply need a little bit of love, gather them up and bring them to Yelton Fine Jewelers.

Through the end of August, we’re offering great savings on repairs including 50% off of watch batteries and 20% off any jewelry repair. What a perfect excuse to dig through that jewelry box and bring your items back to life!

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All of our jewelry repair services are complete in-house by our Master Goldsmiths Lynette and Lesley. With these two ladies in charge, I can guarantee that your precious items are in good hands. Here’s just a short list of what our team can do for you …

  • Ring sizing
  • Chain and clasp repairs
  • Stone setting and tightening
  • Metal refinishing and rhodium plating
  • Pearl restringing and re-knotting
  • Ring engraving
  • Jewelry redesign
  • Watch repairs

Oh, and did I mention that we offer free professional jewelry inspection and cleaning? It’s true. Stop by this summer and we’ll help you regain that sparkle while the sun is still bright. Tis the season!

 

 

Family First

This week as I sat at my computer to write my regular blog post no words would come. As time continued to pass the screen remained blank.

You see there has been a lot weighing on my heart lately. Based on recent events in our community it doesn’t feel right to sit here and talk about jewelry trends, my favorite designers, or what’s coming up at the store. Because, the truth of the matter is … life is about so much more.

Today my friends I’m not here to talk about bling. I’m here to remind you all of the larger picture. To encourage you to always put family first.

Family first.

That was the title of a recent e-mail that I received from someone I respect immensely. In that e-mail, they explained that they would be stepping away from the grind for a while. Instead they would be shifting their energy to help their family in a time of need.

Since I received that e-mail two other events have occurred within our Lakota/West Chester community that have caused me to pause. First, a 13-year-old boy was hit by a pitch during a baseball game. This poor boy has faced several challenges since the incident and has only recently made his way back home. Without the support of his family and his community I’m not sure this would have been possible.

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Following this event, a high school Lacrosse player collapsed after a game. What they suspected was heat stroke actually turned out to be a rare brain disorder. Within hours of the game our community came together to support the family and stand behind the child. It’s been remarkable to witness.

Family First.

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While these are members of my community I don’t personally know either of these families. What I do know is that the theme in these stories is something we all need to give a little more attention too. With a 14-year-old baseball player an 11-year-old lacrosse player at home, I’ve been reminded that life is precious. Every moment counts.

Summer is here. Rather than getting hung up on the things that don’t really matter, enjoy the moments you have with your family. Stay up a bit later. Eat the ice cream. Hug your kids every night and remind them how much you love them. Whether they show it or not, they need to hear it as much as you can say it!

Every cloud has a silver lining and I am proud to be part of this community that has pulled together to support both the Edrington & Stratman Families.  Keep the prayers and support coming! And remember … family first.

xo

Yelton Family Summer Bucket List

It’s hard to believe that summer has officially arrived. One thing is for sure … I’m ready to celebrate! As a family, it’s going to be a busy few months. There will be fun things like family vacations, sports tournaments, and urban date nights. And then, I have some other goals that I’m not sure the boys will love. You know like getting the house clean {wink}. It’s all about balance, right?

In order to keep us accountable I’ve jotted it all down. What’s on the 2018 Yelton Family Summer Bucket List, you ask? Well, here it is …

5. Organize, Organize, Organize

Before we get to those good times we need to roll up our sleeves up and do a little bit of work. We’ve been in this home for three years now and already I can feel the walls closing in on me. The clutter! Ahh! From the closets, to the garage, and everywhere in between it’s time to clean, purge, and organize. My boys are going to love me.

4. Visit Kings Island

After a bit of a hiatus our boys have secured their season passes to Kings Island again, so you’ll be able to find us there on the regular. I’ll admit that I’m not a HUGE of the rides, but I’ll play along in the name of family time. Plus, I do really enjoy the blue ice cream and late-night fireworks. Can you blame a girl?

3. Date Nights

Now that school is out, there’s no need for us to set our alarms for the crack of dawn. You know what that means? More date nights! Mark and I love checking out new restaurants as well as dining at our old favorites. From there we usually catch a movie or post up at a local brewery. Do you have any spots you would recommend for the summer? I’m all ears!

2. Lake Time

While we do own a lake house, sometimes it feels like we never have time to get there! Well my friends this summer it’s right near the top of our summer bucket list and I’m not going to let anything get in the way of that. I can’t wait to spend time in the sun, on the boat, and simply relaxing away from the hustle and bustle of normal life. Ahhh.

1. Have Fun!

Above all, I want everyone to have fun! To me that means that everyone’s interests are taken into consideration, we make time for each other, and we walk away from the summer with new memories. After all this season is only a few short months. We have to enjoy it while we can!

So, what’s on your bucket list? Did I miss anything on ours? We’re always open to suggestions, especially when it comes to summer fun! Whatever you end up doing I hope you have an amazing couple of months. Happy summer everyone!

Another School Year Comes To An End

Well, I can’t believe it, but another school year is coming to an end. And, I am over here jumping for joy! No more homework, no more projects, and see you later to those early mornings. Whether your child is in pre-school or high school, if you’re a parent, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Sighs of relief all around.

Before we jump fully into summer mode I walk to congratulate two graduates in our family. First, our son Ty who will be putting his middle school years behind him and preparing to enter big ol’ high school in the fall. I’m still in shock. Am I really ready for this? Today we’ll celebrate his 8th grade graduation at a Passages ceremony. I’ll be bringing all of the Kleenex for this one.

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We also have a high school graduate in the family this year! My nephew Gage will be graduating from Lakota West with plans to attend the University of Cincinnati to study engineering. You may recognize him as he’s quite the social butterfly {like his aunt} and has also put in plenty of time at the jewelry store. He even wore Yelton purple to prom this year. Talk about super fan!

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Congratulations to Ty, Gage, and all of the other graduates out there! Whether it’s a milestone year for your family, or just another school year coming to a close, enjoy it! Get out there and soak up those summer vibes. Because, as we all know, it will be gone before we know it.

Simon G Exclusive At Yelton Fine Jewelers

Simon G just launched an exclusive new jewelry collection, and guess who he chose to take the first glimpse? Yelton Fine Jewelers and all of our amazing customers, of course! And, we couldn’t be more excited about it. Well, at least I am. Who’s with me?

As most of you know I’ve been a huge Simon G fan since I first laid eyes on his beautiful craftsmanship. Over the years this admiration has resulted in many collaborations, but I could never have imagined anything this good. I’m still flattered {and floored} that they approached us.

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So, here’s the deal …

Simon is sending us roughly 100 amazing, sparkly, and brand-spanking new jewelry pieces to take a look at. If we love them, we get first dibs on purchasing them. But, that’s not all. Simon is also offering 15% off for Yelton customers and he’ll have gift bags for the first 50 attendees. Phew.

In a nutshell, we’re so spoiled. And, it’s amazing.

If you ask me this is a great excuse to splurge on a gift for yourself, or surprise someone that you love. It just so happens that this exclusive pop-up shop is happening on Saturday, May 12th – the day before Mother’s Day! Now is your chance to secure that kiddo or hubby of the year award.

For more information give us a call, or check out the event on Facebook. See you all there!!

Xo

Tina

Throwback Thursday: The 90’s

In celebration of our 30th year at Yelton Fine Jewelers we’ve decided to take a trip down memory lane. And, the best way to do that? Go through our commercial archives of course!

All I have to say is wow. We’ve uncovered some real gems along with a few fashion trends that we never need to revisit {in my opinion}. Dive on in, have a few laughs, and look out for familiar faces. These particular commercials were filmed between 1996 and 1999 at our Hamilton location on North F St.

Riveting performances from Roy, JoAnn, Mark, and {ahem} myself, wouldn’t you say? You may have also recognized the local businesses that so graciously let us march in with our film crew. Thank you Richards Pizza and A Hair Affair!

This throwback is only the beginning. As we continue to celebrate turning the big 3-0, be on the lookout for more yesteryear commercials from the Yelton Fine Jewelers crew. We all know there are plenty to choose from!

Oh, and before I go, I also want to give a shout out to Kelly Burgess for saving all of these archives! If you have any old photos or videos that you want to bring back to life be sure to contact her at Capture Your Pictures. We’ve certainly been having fun with ours!

xo

Tina

If It Shines, Layer It

As we have seen in all of the fashion magazines, layering is HOT! And I must say, of all of the jewelry trends that I’ve seen, this is one of my favorites! At least so far. Necklaces, bracelets, rings, or charms … these days if it shines, you can layer it. What a great opportunity to show off all of your favorite pieces in one look.

Ready to jump on board? Easy! Here’s the inside scoop on my favorite pieces to stack, combine, and layer …

Hearts On Fire

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The Optima Station Necklace from Hearts On Fire is a stunning piece that I never tire of. It’s a staple in my personal collection and if you you’ve seen me around the store lately, chances are that I had it on. Priced at $2,500 this is an affordable way to get that glistening diamond look. And, one that is perfect for layering! I’ve showcased it here with the Aerial Diamond Circle necklace, but really it pairs well with any other Hearts On Fire piece.

Jude Frances

If you gravitate more towards a boho-chic look be sure to check out our Jude Frances collections! Every single piece offers so much character and when it comes to layering the options are truly endless. Toss on a few bangles for a stylish, everyday look. Or, if you want to make a statement pair any of their station chain necklaces with a stunning, oversized pendant. The hardest part is figuring out which pieces to leave at home.

Slate & Tell

From their personalized charms to stacking rings Slate & Tell makes it super easy to achieve the layered look. And, with pieces start at just $39 there’s no need to break the bank! This is where I drop a major hint and say, PSST, Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Get shopping hubbies and kiddos {wink}. You know how happy she’ll be when she unwraps a new set personalized with her kids’ names, birthdays, or birthstones? Very.

Happy layering everyone! To check out these beautiful pieces, and more, stop by Yelton Fine Jewelers in West Chester. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, a friend, or that rock star mom in your life we’ll help you get the look you’re searching for. No matter how many pieces it takes!

Spring Bridal Sale

Spring has arrived, at least the calendar says so. While we’re still waiting on warmer temps here in Ohio, we’re celebrating the change of season with our Yelton Fine Jewelers Spring Bridal Sale. Whether you need bands for your upcoming wedding, or want to upgrade your set for a milestone anniversary, we’ve got something for everyone!

Sound intriguing? Then tell your friends, and mark your calendar for Thursday, April 5th through Saturday, April 7th. For three days only we’re offering buy one, get one 50% on all of our bridal rings and bands*.

From white to rose gold. From vintage to modern. From modest to full on diva. When it comes to bridal we have so many amazing pieces in our collection and I guarantee you’ll find something that you can’t live without. Kind of like your one and only.

Here are just a few of the trends that I’m loving …

Halo Engagement Rings

If you like it than you better put a halo on it! I’ve always been a huge fan of single, or even double halo engagement rings. They add extra shine and really make your center stone pop.

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Mixing Metals

The age-old rule of sticking to one metal per outfit is out. Thank goodness. I love seeing the beautiful combinations of rose, white, and yellow gold both for our brides and our grooms.

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Stacked Bridal Sets

Why stick to just an engagement ring and a wedding band, when you can keep on stacking? I love the idea of adding additional bands to represent children or milestone anniversaries.

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To find the perfect bridal set, or add on to your current one be sure to join us for our Spring Bridal Sale. Let the countdown begin. Can’t wait to see you all there!

*Some brand exclusions apply. Not valid on loose diamonds. See store for details.

 

To My Ladies

International Women’s Day was on March 8th and I want to tribute this blog to a handful of females that inspire me. Ahem, the women of Yelton Fine Jewelers! Not only are they my coworkers, but also my friends, my support system, and my mentors. I couldn’t imagine a day without them, and here’s why …

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JoAnn

What can I say?! I sure lucked out in the Mother in Law department. After being married to her son and working with her for nearly two decades she is still at the top of my list. One thing is for sure, this woman is the one who keeps the Yelton family together! For JoAnn family always comes first, which says a lot given how much she cares about the business. When you walk into the store you can tell that she’s doing what she loves. Her passion is contagious and it’s why all of our customers adore her. Fun fact: I married JoAnn and her husband, John Arnold, on November 1, 2016.

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Heather

If you know Heather, chances are you love her as much as we do! When Mark and I started dating, Heather was one of the first people that I met through the store. She worked with us for five years in the past, took a sabbatical, and then thankfully made her way back to the team. She has three amazing children and does an amazing job balancing work and family. She keeps us together on the daily and goes out of her way to ensure that nothing ruffles our feathers! Fun fact: Mark and I went traveled all the way to Vegas for Heather and Scott’s wedding only to find out that Scott gave us the wrong dates. We arrived a day late, but still enjoyed celebrating with them.

Megan

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Megan has been with us for two years now and if you have yet to meet here, be sure to stop in and say hello.  Along with her passion for jewelry, Megan has an amazing spirit and a smile that could turn anyone’s day around. She is always putting others first, which translates in so many ways – like when she brings donuts to the store on Saturday mornings {#yum}! Megan and her husband have another business in Blue Ash so when she’s not at the store, you can find her there! Fun fact: Megan makes an AMAZING Rum Punch and she loves glitter!

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Gina

Most people don’t see Gina around the store because she’s always busy behind the scenes, juggling all of our hopes and dreams. In my eyes, she’s the glue that holds Yelton Fine Jewelers together. Outside of work Gina has two amazing kiddos that go to Lakota West. I actually refer to them as my “adopted children” because we’re all so close. Typically, if Mark and I are out and about, we’re with Gina and her husband. You know on those off nights when none of our kids have a sporting event scheduled. Fun fact: Gina goes to Cycle Bar at 5AM and does a 21-day juice fast every January! 

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Lindsey

Lindsey is working with us part time while her kids are still home. We love having her around! She has a true passion for jewelry, so much so that she typically spends her paycheck in the store before she even makes it out the door. Can’t blame her! She was a teacher in her past life and now enjoys using those skills to educate her own children. She loves to sell and appreciates the opportunity to take breaks from her tough job as a mom! Fun fact: Lindsey’s family owns a jewelry store in Chicago.

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Lynette

While it’s hard to believe how quickly time flies, Lynette has been with us for eleven years now! As our goldsmith, she leads the charge within our successful repair department and is also to credit for most of our custom jewelry pieces. She is married and has an amazing family comprised of four-legged kiddos. Lynette grew up in Cincinnati where she rode horses and dominated as a competitive gymnast. Fun fact:: Lynette goes to ComiCon every year and is a huge hockey fan.

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Lesley

Lesley has been at the store for five, maybe six years. I can’t keep it straight, but I do know that she’s amazing asset to our team. She started as a shop assistant and has furthered her education to become a Goldsmith. Working alongside Lynette day in and day out, she manages our repair orders and also takes care of all of our appraisals! When she’s not at work she enjoys spending time with her favorite feline, and also helps run her family’s business. Fun fact: Lesley and Lynette are best friends and Lesley loves to do Karaoke.

Join me in honoring this amazing group of women. And, to all of the other ladies out there, happy International Women’s Month. You’re awesome. Never forget that.