Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! In between cooking the turkey, setting the table, and entertaining your guests I hope you all find some time to pause. Remember what you’re celebrating. Be grateful for the joy, the laughter, and the company that surrounds you.

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Last night, upon returning from the chaotic grocery store, I took a moment to myself. As I reflected on the past year there was a lot that came to the surface. I giggled when I thought about our crazy All-American road trip. I remembered all of the amazing designers that paid a visit to Yelton Fine Jewelers. I recognized the challenges, and the people that held my hand through them. Looking back there are so many things to be thankful for, here are just a few of them …

  • My church, for the support and the guidance
  • My family, for making every day a good day
  • Our customers, for their loyalty
  • My friends, for seeing me through this crazy thing called life
  • Our community, for standing behind us
  • Gluten free granola bars, for keeping me fueled
  • Simon G, for yet another year of amazing bling
  • Our fabulous staff, for their hard work and dedication
  • My boys’ teachers, for helping me guide them through life
  • This past fall, for the warmth and sunshine
  • My country, for giving me freedom
  • My health, for allowing me to keep moving, breathing, and experiencing
  • And, Bad Moms, for making me look good

I’m wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving! Eat up, take advantage of those Black Friday deals, and above take some time to pause. Give thanks.

Tina’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Black Friday is just around the corner, and we’re only six weeks away from Christmas. Let the shopping commence! Hopefully by now you’ve compiled your nice list and have set your budget. And now, the real fun begins. Whether you’re shopping for a friend, your mother, or your one true love, I’ve got some ideas that will bring a smile to everyone around the tree this year. As you might guess, there’s a lot of sparkle involved …

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My shopping is never complete until I’ve picked out the perfect accessory for my bestie. This year, I love all of the beautiful fashion jewelry from ELLE Time & Jewelry. They’re so stylish, and with pieces starting at $60 you definitely can’t argue with the price point.

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Tacori Bridal, for the woman of your dreams …

The holidays are such a romantic time of year. If you’re ready to get down on one knee and ask her that very important question, stop in to check out our Tacori Bridal Collection. From classic to modern, they offer a variety of styles so you can find something just as unique, and radiant as she is.

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Hearts On Fire, for your loving mother …

Motherhood is no easy job. Believe me! This holiday season show your love and appreciation for that woman who has always stood by you. Get along with your siblings {even if you have to fake it}, and surprise her a perfectly cut diamonds from Hearts On Fire. 

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Simon G, for your beautiful wife …

By now I think you all know how much I adore Simon G. What you might not know is that your wife will too! From his fashion-forward Caviar Collection to his beautifully feminine Garden Collection he offers something for every woman. You’ll know you’ve found the perfect piece when it reminds you of her beauty, her charm, and her grace.

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Troll Beads, for your expressive daughter …

There’s no better gift than one that can be customized specifically to the woman who will wear it. Get your daughter a starter bracelet or necklace from Trollbeads, along with a couple of charms that she’ll cherish. From there, let her tell her unique story.

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And, for the jeweler’s wife …

If there happens to be anyone out there with a woman named Tina on their list this year {ahem, Mark, you there?} I have a few things in mind. Bling is always a winner {of course}, but from what I hear she also has her eyes set on black Hunter boots and a new set of golf clubs. Just sayin’.

Happy shopping everyone! Don’t forget to stop by Yelton Fine Jewelers this month to make your very own holiday Wish List. You’ll receive one of our awesome Yelton’s Swag Bags when you do. Also, stay tuned for more information on what we’ll have in store for the holidays. We can’t wait to help you make this the most wonderful {and sparkly} time of the year!

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR BLING

November is less than week away, and brace yourself … there are only eight Saturdays left until Christmas. I feel like it was just yesterday that our family was traveling around the country in an RV, yet the boys are back in school, the days are growing shorter, and “the most wonderful time of year” is just around the corner. How does it all happen so fast?!

If you’re anything like me, you’re not one to procrastinate when it comes to holiday shopping. I’ve already made my list, checked it twice, and have started hiding gifts from the boys {shhh}. Along with getting my personal shopping done, we’re also getting things kicked off at Yelton’s as well.

As we move into the 2016 holiday season, we decided to shake it up a little bit, and our customers are on the receiving end! Stop by the store anytime between November 1st and December 1st to make your wish list and you’ll receive an awesome Yelton Fine Jewelers Swag Bag. When you come in, be sure to look for me because I can’t wait to show off all of the MUST HAVE gifts and jewelry for the season.

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On top of our swag bag promotion, also be sure to mark your calendars for November 18th and 19th. During this two-day event we’ll be celebrating one of my favorite designers, Simon G. Having been in this industry for many years I’ve seen a lot of bling, and yet each time Simon G launches a new collection, I find myself in awe all over again. Stop in to check out his latest pieces and appreciate his dedication to artistry.

Tis the season for bling and as we approach the holidays, I want to make sure that all of my ladies find something sparkly under the tree this year. If you need help making your wish lists, or dropping hints, give me a shout. Hope to see you all soon!

Hearts On Fire VIP Diamond Event

Do you like diamonds? How about diamonds that sparkle like the stars? If you answered yes, you’re not going to want to miss our Hearts On Fire VIP Diamond Event at the end of this month!

Join us at Yelton Fine Jewelers on October 21st and 22nd to see, admire, and try on some of the worlds most perfectly cut diamonds. While I love everything from Hearts On Fire, here are three pieces that I am particularly excited about …

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ATLANTICO CUFF BRACELET

Talk about the statement piece! This cuff bracelet showcases a twisted design that is brought to life by 3.25 carats of sparkling, round cut white diamonds. The rose gold variation delivers a modern look, though if you’re craving something a little more classic this cuff comes in yellow gold as well.

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BELOVED ENGAGEMENT RING

For the love birds out there, check out this stunning single halo engagement ring, complete with a round cut Hearts On Fire diamond at the center. This particular ring is available in white gold, yellow gold, or platinum and can be designed to fit various sized center stones.

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TRANSCEND STUD EARRINGS

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Every girl deserves a beautiful pair of diamond earrings and these studs from the Hearts On Fire Transcend collection certainly fit the bill. With 0.90 carats of glimmering white diamonds, when you put them on you’ll immediately feel like a princess.

Visit our website to RSVP for this VIP event, and to book your appointment with one of our associates. Along with an expanded inventory of Hearts On Fire jewelry, we’re also offering Yelton Gift Cards on qualified purchases*. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to send them my way! Hope to see you all there!

*Restrictions apply, see store for details. 

Club Tacori 2016

Mark and I are back from Club Tacori 2016 and we’re still glowing from all of the California sun. When we arrived on Sunday we spent the day exploring Santa Monica. It’s such a cute part of LA! We hit the 3rd street promendade, the Pier, and dipped our toes in the sand at the beach. After a wonderful day on our own, it was time to join our other Club Tacori members to celebrate the past, the present, and the future …

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THE PAST

Club Tacori kicked things off with a welcome reception, dedicated to reflecting on the past. The whole party took place Under The Fig Tree at the Fairmont Hotel in Santa Monica. This particular tree has a history. The wife of the man who founded Santa Monica planted it as a sapling back in the 1880’s. Since then it’s grown into one of the largest trees in North America and has been named one of the “Most Essential Trees of Los Angeles.”

Just like everyone attending Club Tacori, this tree has a story. Standing in its shadow we all had an opportunity to think back to our pasts, our accomplishments, and the mark that we’ve left thus far. It was a wonderful evening!

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THE PRESENT

Monday was a celebration of the present. Tacori exposed to all of their beautiful new products and had most of us drooling. We can’t wait to bring some of these new items to the store for the holidays!

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As the sun began to set all of the Club Tacori Members gathered at the Jonathan Club for our White Party. There we were encouraged to embrace the moment, enjoying each others company as well as the beautiful California sunset. 

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THE FUTURE

Tuesday, the final day of Club Tacori, was a look ahead to the future. After some free time in the morning Mark and I attended seminars in the afternoon. It was so inspiring to see all of the wonderful things that Tacori is working towards. Hint, hint … there’s plenty of sparkles.

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Come nighttime we were all invited to a formal Wonderland party. The whimsical theme challenged us all to think outside of the box, and dream big. It was a night of excitement, great food, and plenty of dancing!

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Overall, we had an amazing time at Club Tacori 2016 and are so excited to share some of this amazing new jewelry with you. One more day strolling down Venice Beach and we’ll be on our way back. We hope to see you all at Yelton’s soon!

LeVian Day At Yelton Fine Jewelers

I’ve been all smiles lately, as one of my favorite events of the year is just around the corner. Let me give you a hint; there will be stunning chocolate diamonds, blushing peach morganite, and even some oh-so-trendy neopolitan opals. It’s LeVian Day at Yelton Fine Jewelers and you’re not going to want to miss out!

Join us on Thursday, September 22nd from 10AM to 6PM to view over 1,000 pieces of jaw-dropping LeVian jewelry. Since I fell in love with chocolate diamonds, LeVian hasn’t let me down. I’ve already added three of their pieces to my personal collection and am hoping to pick up another at the event. When you see how they sparkle, you’ll understand my obsession. This girl gets it …

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To RSVP for the event visit the Yelton Fine Jewelers website, or e-mail me personally at tina@yeltons.com. Attendees who RSVP in advance are eligible to receive 20% off of their next LeVian purchase. On top of that, if you book an appointment with me I may just have a special gift for you.

Hope to see you all there!

*Valid on trunk show items only

September Birthdays

Happy September everyone! While the boys are back to school, and summer, as we know it has come to and end, we’ve still got plenty to celebrate at Yelton’s this month …

You know John? Our bubbly sales rock star? While we can’t believe it John, is turning the big 6-0 this month. I’d say he’s looking pretty good and with his energy levels you would assume he’s only 35. If you see him around give him a big high five.

And then there’s Mark and I, while we’re hanging on tight to our youth, we’ll also turn a year older this month. I’ll be 42 on the 6th, and Mark will make his way to 44 on the 3rd. When it comes to aging, I like to think of myself as a fine wine. It only gets better!

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To celebrate another year in the life Mark and I are headed to the lake with family and friends. I’m hoping someone whips up a good gluten free meal for the birthday girl. I mean a really good one, none of these g/f recipes that taste like cardboard. Aaaand, if a little purple Yelton’s box happens to make it’s way to the lake as well … let’s just say I wouldn’t be disappointed (hint, hint).

To all others born in September – happy birthday to you! I’m honored to be your birthday buddy. If you need a fancy new Sapphire to celebrate your Virgo or Libra spirit don’t hesitate to pay me a visit at Yelton Fine Jewelers! Cheers.

Moms & Mimosas

July came and went, and it’s hard to believe that school is just around the corner! We’ve already started back-to-school prep in our house – stocking up on school supplies, securing uniforms, and practicing those early morning wake up calls. My kids are NOT happy, but I’m trying to stay strong. #willpower

If you too are a Mother gearing up for the next school year, I’m sure you’re feeling the pressure too. Well, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it’s an event called Moms & Mimosas. What’s not to love?

Jan Collins is the host of this awesome gathering. For those who don’t know her, she’s a rock-star businesswoman that just happens to own two of my favorite local restaurants – Putters and Cozy’s Cottage. While Jan’s kids are now grown, she knows first hand how busy summer and school prep can be. So, after the kiddos hop on the bus for the first day, she decided us Mom’s deserve some fun too!

This year Moms & Mimosas will be held on August 16th from 9AM to 11AM at Putters in West Chester, OH. I’m lucky to have partnered with Jan on the event this year, and with our forces combined we’ve kicked it up a notch. Expect great food, good company, gift bags, and some pretty spectacular raffle prizes.

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If your kids have a different start date, let’s chat. Maybe we can get a second date on the calendar! Even though my kids start on August 22nd, I’m still planning to hire a sitter and join in on the fun. Hope to see you all there!!

Our Time In Cooperstown

Our travels this month took us to Cooperstown, New York, “The Home of Baseball”. Our goal, of course, to play baseball!

To start our adventure, we packed up and drove 10 hours to this quaint and amazing little town. I never imagined New York could be so green! Cooperstown is truly beautiful, and it’s also in the middle of NOWHERE. After getting the whole family settled in our vacation home, it came time to drop off our first player (Ty). Things didn’t go as smoothly as planned there! To get into the barracks we waited in traffic for THREE HOURS, leaving only five minutes for our last hugs and kisses.

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Once we dropped off Ty, we ventured downtown and checked out the cute shops and restaurants. It was a boutique paradise, and all of the restaurants had cute, baseball inspired names such as DoubleDay Cafe, Hey Getcha Hot Dog, Mickey’s Place and Hard Ball Cafe. We even found a distillery that sells Glimmerglass Branded Vodka (named after a local state park) in a baseball shaped bottle, as well as a non-GMO cinnamon whiskey called Spitball. Awesome! The shops were also 100% focused on baseball with shirts that read “My son hit a Home Run in Cooperstown” and “My son hit a Grand Slam in Cooperstown”! Fortunately for us, members of the Ty fan club, we were able to purchase BOTH!

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Along with Ty’s Grand Slam and Home Run, he made the whole family proud with a strong showing on the Pitchers Mound, and every base that he played.

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As we neared the end of our baseball inspired vacation, we were so excited when our team made it to the Championship game in Little Majors Stadium. What an amazing accomplishment! The boys fought hard, but ultimately they came up short. There were a lot of tears and sad faces, but after a few days Ty came around!

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Since our team finished 2nd Place and went 11-1, we didn’t have a lot of breaks! That said, we did make time for one grand Yelton family excursion. Before arriving in Cooperstown, I researched the area to find that the oldest covered bridge in the United States is located just seven miles from downtown. It’s called the Hyde Hall Covered Bridge and is nestled in Glimmerglass State Park. Entrance to the park cost $7, and it was worth every cent. If you ever find yourself in the area, this is a MUST DO!!

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Overall, we’re so glad that we made the trip to Cooperstown. If you ever have the opportunity to take your son or daughter, don’t let this pass you by! Even if your kids are grown, but you love baseball, you could still spend three to four days in this quaint little town and have a blast.

We’ve had a lot of great family adventures lately, and as a mom, I just love to see how much fun the boys have. When we left Cooperstown we also headed to Niagara Falls. Stay tuned for a future blog on that trip! In the meantime, I hope you’re all enjoying your summer so far!

 

To Family & Freedom

I hope everyone had an amazing (and safe) Fourth of July weekend! If you drove down Shulze Drive at all, you may have noticed that Yelton Fine Jewelers was closed. While it’s always a hard decision to leave our customers behind, we sure appreciated the time away as a family. It just doesn’t happen enough with our busy summer schedules.

To celebrate our freedom, and soak up our time together, we made our way to our vacation home on Hidden Valley Lake (psst, visitors always welcome). Along with the usual food, games, and fireworks we also had some time to indulge in our hobbies. Ty and Mark snuck away to play baseball resulting in some shiny new trophies, while Trent and I took our new paddle boards for a spin. So much fun, here’s a glimpse …

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To all of our customers, thank you again for allowing this opportunity to escape as a family. I hope your holiday weekend was just as relaxing, free, and full of laughs. See you all soon!