A Weekend of Matrimony & Mother’s Day

Ladies {and ahem, gents} Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Good thing because I always need a little extra love to get through these last few weeks of school. #wevegotthis

This year Mother’s Day is going to be extra special for our family because my momma is getting married! On Friday, I’ll be stepping away to celebrate my mom and her new husband, Eddie. On Saturday, after the lovebirds have said “I do”, I’ll be back in the store ready for all of your hubbies and kiddos as they set out to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

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If you’re not exactly sure what to ask for this year, I’ve got a couple of ideas {wink, wink}. First of all, you have to make your way to Club 925 to check out our latest collection from John Hardy. We’re in love with these pieces and know that you will be too!

One thing that weighs over my head when I buy new clothes, jewelry, and other accessories is the impact on the environment. Well my friends, this collection is handmade in Bali and is designed with the eco-conscious in mind. Their bamboo line plants new bamboo trees with every single purchase. On top of that they offer a work-from-home program for their artisans which allows women to be home with their children while also earning additional income for their families. What could be more perfect for Mother’s Day than a gift that gives back to another Mom?!

Along with all of the amazing bling in our showcases we’ll also have Megan from Daisy Janes Flower Truck here! If you’ve yet to catch this adorable little truck driving around town you’ll definitely want to swing by. Megan will be here starting at 10AM and will stick around until the flowers are gone. Tell your hubby he’ll get a free bouquet with his jewelry purchase! Flowers will also be available separately as well.

Whether you have big plans, or just something relaxing with your main squeeze I hope you all have an amazing Mother’s Day! I’ll be looking for all of your hubbies in the store on Saturday and am prepared to drop some major hints.

Xo

Tina

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Donate Your Wedding Dress For A Cause

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Ladies! How many of you have your wedding dress hanging deep in your closet because you have no idea what else to do with it. Giving it away to another bride doesn’t feel right. Nor does properly preserving it for generations to come. So, there it sits …

Well, what if you could donate it to a good cause?

April 23rd through April 27th Yelton Fine Jewelers is partnering with Great Friends Working Cooperatively to collect wedding dresses. Your donations will be transformed into little Angel Gowns for babies that don’t leave the hospital, providing much needed comfort for bereaved families. In appreciation for your support Yelton’s will be providing a $25 gift card to all donors*.

I’ve already brought my dress and am looking for others to join me. Like my friend Jacky {below} who had been holding on to her dress for thirty-five years!

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If you haven’t heard of Great Friends Working Cooperatively, be sure to check them out. This amazing organization brings women together to help make positive change in the greater Cincinnati area. The Angel Gown Project is just one example. If you’re looking for volunteer opportunities or charities to get involved with they can help you connect the dots!

So many ways to give back! Start by reaching in the back of your closet and donating your treasured gown. As a mother losing a little one is unfathomable and my hope is that these dresses will provide at least a little bit of light for the families that are struggling.

*Only one per customer. Valid June 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019. Some exclusions apply see store for details.

Spring Bridal Sale at Yelton Fine Jewelers

Spring has arrived and love is in the air. If you’ve found that special someone that you know you want to say yes to everyday there’s only one thing left to do! Add a little sparkle to your relationship. Starting tomorrow, join us at Yelton Fine Jewelers for our Spring Bridal Sale. April 12th and 13th only, here are some of the great savings that you can look forward to:

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$500 Off All Loose Diamonds

20% Off Of Special Order Mountings

30% Off All In-Stock Mountings

 Along with these great deals, you’ll also want to register for our wedding band giveaway. One lucky winner will be able to pick out their dream pair of wedding bands on us {up to $1,000 value}. That’s your entire bridal set in one sweep!

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Guys if you’re planning to put a ring on it, now’s the time to save big. And ladies, if you need help dropping hints to your man, let us know. We’ll be sure that someone tells him about our Bridal Sale {in the most discrete manner, of course!}.

See you there!

 

*Only valid 4/12/19 and 4/13/19. Cannot be applied to previous purchases. Some exclusions apply, see store for details.

Join Me At Glad Rags Boutique

Today I want to introduce you to one of the best kept secrets in Lebanon, Ohio. It’s a little place called Glad Rags Boutique and it’s run by my dear friend Lauren. Isn’t she cute?!

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Glad Rags isn’t just any clothing store. Sure, the inventory is fabulous and 100% on-trend, but what sets it apart from the rest is the customer service. Lauren has always had a passion for spreading kindness and when you enter her store, you can tell! Every single customer gets the love and attention that they deserve. This is huge as we all know how tough it can be to shop for clothes. Having a little cheerleader by your side definitely helps you to get the right goods and feel confident at the same time {#winwin}.

Lauren started Glad Rags as an Online Pop Up Shop, but the computer didn’t quite give her that 1:1 interaction she was craving. Lucky for all of us she opened a retail location in Lebanon last Fall which is currently open every Wednesday from 11AM to 6PM. She also does special events and we’re happy to report that she’ll be hosting a Yelton Girls Night Out on Thursday, April 4th. Grab your friends and join us at Glad Rags from 6PM to 9PM for food, shopping, and great company. As an added bonus both Yelton Fine Jewelers and Glad Rags will be raffling off a $50 gift card.

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This is a perfect opportunity to snag some fresh clothes for spring. According to Lauren trending looks for 2019 include skinny jeans, bright colors, prints, and flowy tops. Join us to take advantage of her expertise and enjoy a little retail therapy. See you all there!!

Spring Break, Just In Time

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While I know we still have a while until we’re in full-on barbecue and bike ride mode spring break is giving me hope that summer really is just around the corner. Even if we don’t go anywhere I always enjoy this time to welcome the upcoming change of season, spend some time with family, and start to dust off what winter left behind {literally and metaphorically}.

What’s on your agenda for spring break? Whether you’re going somewhere exciting or hanging out to clean house, tell us what you’re up to. And if you’re hitting the road to somewhere fun you better believe that we want to see pictures!

Happy spring break everyone and goodbye winter blues!

Xo

The Great Estate Buying Show

Fine jewelry items that you don’t wear, but have always kept. Your father’s old coin collection. Maybe even those toys from yesteryear that you have stored in the closet. Do you have some items laying around that might be worth something?! Well now’s your chance to assess their value and get paid … on the spot!

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Join us Tuesday, March 5th through Thursday, March 7th at Yelton Fine Jewelers for our Great Estate Buying Show. During this event we want to see all of the designer jewelry, gemstones, scrap metal, watches, and other rarities that you are willing to part with. National Rarities will be in the house to provide an accurate appraisal on the spot.

If they are interested in purchasing your items you’ll walk away with less clutter, and more cash in your wallet. For more details give us a call or swing by the store. This is a unique opportunity and we look forward to seeing you all there, along with all of the nostalgia that you bring with you!

*National Rarities is not obligated to purchase your items

*We are not an authorized Rolex dealer nor are we endorsed by Rolex, Rolex USA, or any of their subsidiaries

Join Us For Our Le Vian Valentine’s Trunk Show

Valentine’s Day is sneaking up on us! What a better way to celebrate than taking home a box of irresistible chocolate diamonds. Intrigued?! Well, grab your ladies and head over to Yelton Fine Jewelers for our Le Vian Trunk Show from 10AM to 6PM on Thursday, February 14th!

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Colorful gemstones, stunning everyday glam, modern open rings, and more! We can’t wait to show you the latest and greatest on-trend looks from one of our favorite designers. Along with enjoying all of the eye candy be sure to take advantage of these limited time offers …

  • SAVE: Save 20% on your entire Le Vian purchase*. That’s more chocolate, for less!
  • WIN: Enter to win a Le Vian pendant complete with chocolate and white diamonds.
  • TRADE UP: If you already have a Le Vian piece but are craving a new look, trade it up. We’ll let you apply 100% of the original cost towards something new**.
  • FINANCE: Be sure to ask about our interest-free financing.

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It’s all happening for one day only – Thursday, February 14th! Don’t miss your chance to check out these stunning pieces in person and walk away with a Valentine’s Day gift worth bragging about. We’ll be at the store, covered in Le Vian diamonds and gold anxiously awaiting your arrival. See you there!

*Valid on Le Vian purchased on 2/14/19. Not valid on repairs, layaways, previous purchases or loose diamonds. Cannot be combined with other offers, see store for details.

** Must have original paperwork. Restrictions apply, see store for details.

 

Protecting Your Jewelry

Every year I like to put out a not-so-subtle reminder about keeping your precious jewelry items protected. If you’ve been waiting, here’s this year’s rendition {wink}.

Your jewelry is a BIG investment. And, it’s more than just a “thing”. It’s a representation of life’s most precious moments. That ring signifies your everlasting love. That necklace, your firstborn. And those earrings, twenty-five years of togetherness. Taking care of your jewelry is more than just maintenance, it’s a guarantee that your memories will live on … for generations to come.

Even if your pieces don’t look broken chances are they could use a tune-up. Makeup, bulky clothing, and our daily life activities tend to wreak havoc on our favorite accessories. This is why I recommend everyone bring their jewelry to Yelton Fine Jewelers at least twice per year so that they can be cleaned, inspected, and repaired if needed.

Here’s a little summary of my full proof protection plan …

  1. Stop in every six months to have your jewelry checked and cleaned.
  2. If needed, leave your items for repair. All repairs are done in-house by our amazing goldsmiths, Lynette and Lesley. They have just under 24.5 years of combined experience and they are the best in Cincinnati! As a bonus, we’re offering 20% off of all repairs through the end of February.
  3. Let our friendly staff member teach you how to properly care for your heirloom pieces so that they are protected all year long.
  4. Buy jewelry cleaner. Not just any jewelry cleaner, but OUR jewelry cleaner!
  5. Make sure that your pieces are properly insured. Bring in an existing appraisal or let us conduct one for you. From there are can discuss your insurance options through Jewelers Mutual, our preferred provider.

If there is one piece of advice that you take from me, let this be it! I want to see that your precious jewelry and the moments they represent continue to twinkle. If you have any questions simply swing by the store, or give us a call! I expect to be seeing you soon.

 

Trend Alert

So, I know that it’s only a couple of weeks into the New Year, but is anyone else looking forward to spring? Yeah, I said it and I have faith that those warmer temps are just around the corner. Right?!

Even if we do have to wait a bit on the weather I have been looking ahead at the 2019 jewelry forecast and it’s looking pretty bright because YELLOW GOLD IS BACK! So many of you have been asking me when this was going to happen and I’m happy to report that the wait is over. Pull out those pieces that you’ve been keeping on stand by and wear them with pride in 2019!

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Another trend that I’m totally on board with is BIG HOOPS. And, please don’t be shy because in 2019 bigger is always better. Whether you prefer rose gold, yellow gold, silver, or platinum … we’ve got you covered.

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For those fingers of yours you’re going to want to find some rings with both TEXTURE & COLOR. Funky multi-row rings with colorful gemstones and diamonds {or CZ} are the big trend. Like I said, big is in so opt for something wider than you might normally and also experiment with wearing multiple rings on the same hand. I know we’ve gotten comfortable with conservative modern looks, but now is the time to go bold. Dig deep and let that eighties child shine {again}.

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While these are my favorite trends some other things to be on the lookout for in 2019 include cuff bracelets {still going strong}, bar pendants {engraved, or not}, lariat necklaces {the deeper the drop, the better}.

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Whenever you feel those winter blues setting in remember that spring 2019 is going to be fun and trendy! I’m just going to keep imaging myself in big ol’ hoops, colorful rings, and a pair of cut offs. That should make winter fly right by {wink}.

Looking Back At 2018

They always say to focus on what’s in front of you instead of looking back. To some extent I get it, but at the close of each year I always appreciate the opportunity to reflect on the previous 365 days. To celebrate the good times, recognize the changes, and the realize the growth.

As I gaze back at 2018 I have to say family was a huge theme. The motto that we’ve been adopting is “work hard, play harder” and as a result we have some amazing new memories together. The highlight was our vacation to Maui which had been a dream for a while. From snorkeling, to whale watching, to hiking Diamondhead we did it all! As the week went on every day seemed to get even better. Not just because of where we were, but because we were all there together.

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On the business side of the house Mark and I learned A LOT this year. Even after thirty years in the jewelry industry we’re constantly humbled by how much there is to know and how quickly things progress. One of our major milestones this year was teaming up with a group of 10 other jewelry stores nationwide to implement best practices. The goal … to be the best store in Cincinnati. From revamping our product lines to developing new marketing campaigns we put a lot of energy into Yelton Fine Jewelers this year. We hope that our customers {ahem, you} enjoy what they’ve seen so far!!

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In summary, I have to say 2018 was a huge growth period for myself, my family, and the business. I love to see that we’re constantly learning – how to be better parents, how to manage the store more efficiently, how to listen better, how to be good community members, on and on. As we march towards 2019 I’m so grateful to have these experiences to look back upon. They’ll serve as a great foundation for what’s to come.

Happy New Year everyone. Wishing you the best in 2019, and beyond.