Looks To Add To Your Holiday Wish List

Brace yourself … there are less than three weeks left until Christmas! Can you believe it? If you haven’t stopped in yet to create your wish list now is the time my friends. From sparkly white diamonds to layered looks, here are a couple of looks that I wouldn’t mind finding under my tree this year {hint, hint}.

Statement Earrings

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Boho ladies, our earring collections from Nina Nguyen were designed with you in mind. Just when I think I’ve figured her out Nina surprises me with something new. The unique stones, the detailed craftsmanship, and the natural vibe … you’ll love it all. I know I do! 

Chocolate You Can Wear

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For those of you who want to add a little more contrast to your look I highly recommend considering a chocolate diamond piece from Le Vian. Incorporating precious metals with fashion-forward designs, these pieces are the perfect way to get noticed in the New Year. 

Combined Looks

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What’s better than Hearts On Fire or Simon G? Hearts On Fire and Simon G together, in the same ensemble. That’s right I did it. This layered look is just one example of how you can get creative and combine multiple styles. I mean why ask for one piece when you can as for two?! 

Everyday Glam

IMG_5841LaFonn has combined sterling silver and simulated diamonds to add the perfect amount of glam to everyday pieces. These earrings and pendants make a fabulous gift for anyone on your list, including yourself {wink, wink}! 

For these looks and more – get your hands on the 2018 Yelton Fine Jewelers holiday catalog. From cover-to-cover you’ll find plenty of ideas to send over to Santa. And, if you need help relaying the message, well, consider me your helpful little elf. Ho, ho, ho!

 

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Door Number Two, A New Approach To The Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! There’s no denying it now … the holidays are upon us. If you’re a bit of a Type A, like me, you’re likely feeling the pressure. Out of nowhere my breezy fall has turned into a full-on marathon. I’ve found myself up at night stressing about planning holiday get togethers. My “spare time” is now 100% consumed with checking off wish lists. Not to mention the pressure of managing a retail store at this time of year {#icantevengothere}.

I know, I know. Tis the season of magic, thanks, and giving. But in order to get there it seems like there’s this hurdle of stress to jump over. Every. Single. Year. Anyone willing to validate me here?

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As I stare the holidays straight in the face, I feel like I have two options. Behind door number one I could let my overachieving nature get the best of me. I could stay up at night fixating on every single detail. I could make this holiday 100% magical for everyone I love, but sacrifice my own livelihood along the way. I could slap on that smiling face, but feel oh-so-exhausted inside.

I think we can all agree that door number one feels a bit less than ideal. Right?!

So, this year I’m choosing door number two. I’m not going to give up on spreading the cheer, but with every act I’m going to ensure that I’m also being kind to myself. I’m going to do my best to embrace those holiday imperfections, laughing at them instead of worrying about how I could have made it “better”. I’m going to smile, genuinely, because this year I’m going to set better boundaries {including my getting my nightly Zzzzs}.

It all starts today, on Thanksgiving. And, I’m happy to report that so far my new holiday strategy is going well.

This morning I woke up and chose NOT to rush into the kitchen. I enjoyed time with my boys at a slower pace and accepted the fact that dinner will be served eventually. From there decided to leave that pile of laundry by the stairwell and be present instead {it’s amazing how much you miss when you’re neurotically cleaning all of the time}. Now, as I prepare to turn in for the night I’m leaving those thoughts of Black Friday in the future. Instead, I’m appreciating the opportunity to reflect on a great day, my new perspective, and all of the things that I am grateful for.

Because it’s so much.

Xo

Tina

Simon G Is Coming To Yelton

We are so lucky that Simon G has selected Yelton Fine Jewelers as one of the handful of stores that he’ll be visiting this year. Mark your calendars for Friday, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th if you would like to meet this talented man, browse his amazing collections, and maybe even walk out with something sparkly for yourself.

If you’ve been reading this blog or have ever met me in person you’re well aware of my obsession with Simon G. You might be wondering, of all of the jewelry designers I’ve encountered, why I’ve grown do fond of this one?! Well, here are just a few reasons …

LE4556Something For Everyone: The jewelry industry has no shortage of high-end designers, most of them with high-end price tags. What I love about Simon G is that he does what he can to ensure that his pieces are accessible to everyone.  With styles starting as low as $1,000 you don’t have to break the bank to experience luxury.

 

Attention To Detail: As designers become increasingly popular the small details often fall by the wayside. Well, I can confidently say this is NOT the case with Simon G. Over the years I’ve watched his collections evolve and the one theme that’s always apparent is his passion for those tiny, handcrafted features. You can see it in every single piece.

LP4555Timeless Beauty: One thing that can be difficult about the jewelry industry is the tendency for trends to come and go. While Simon G. always works to incorporate cutting edge ideas and technology, his pieces are timeless. They’ll complement you just as much at year five, or even twenty, as they did on day one.

 

Don’t take it from me. Stop in next week to experience these works of art for yourself. The collections we’ll be showcasing include natural white diamonds, natural colored diamonds, vibrant colored gemstones, and an extremely unique colored gold collection. The only downside is that you’ll want them all.

To set up our individual appointment shoot me an e-mail {tine@yeltons.com}. We’ll get you set up to meet Simon, learn about his process, and try on his exquisite pieces in a private setting. Believe me, it’s an experience you won’t regret!

Happy {Almost} Halloween

The house is decorated in spider webs {fake ones, of course}, my boys have been working hard on their costumes, and I’ve already stocked up on candy for all of the trick-or-treaters. When it comes to Halloween 2018 I’d say we’re on top of things! Let the countdown to the witching hour begin …

What’s on your agenda this year? Any amazing family costume ideas that you’re willing to share? Here’s a throwback of the Yelton clan from 2010. We always let the boys take the spotlight but enjoy the opportunity to play along when we can …

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Wishing you all a fun, safe, and only slightly scary Halloween! In order to allow for our staff members to enjoy the holiday with their families Yelton Fine Jewelers will be closing at 5PM on Wednesday, October 31st. Be sure to stop in before then to show off your freaky looks and stock up on ghoulish gemstones.

Club 925 Sterling Silver Event

Our Club 925 Event is officially underway! Before we dive into all of the amazing collections that we’ll be showcasing, I first want to give a little bit of history about the room. Did you know that 925 is the authenticity stamp for Sterling Silver? Well, it is! And, it’s the inspiration for our Club 925 – a special area of our store where all of our favorite silver pieces get to take center stage.

Stop by the store Thursday, October 11th through Saturday, October 13th for our Club 925 celebration. We’ll have special pricing, giveaways, and will also be welcoming one very popular brand back to the store. Drum roll please … say hello {again} to Belle Etoile! Here’s just a glimpse at what you can look forward to … 

BELLE ETOILE

Combining sterling silver with enamel designs, Belle Etoile has plenty of stunning fashion forward designs that will spice up any wardrobe. Make a purchase at the party and you could snag a free gift.

NINA NGUYEN

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Along with their other amazing pieces, Nina Nguyen has recently added a line of interchangeable earrings. We love them so much that we loaded up on inventory! Come play mix and match to find your favorite combination. Also keep your eyes and ears open because we’ll have a special Nina Nguyen giveaway in honor of our Club 925 Event.

LAFONN

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LaFonn is a fun line that combines diamond simulants with sterling silver. These pieces are great for everyday wear. I also bring them with me when I travel to add a little pizazz to my on-the-road look. This line is so popular that we recently decided to double our collection. This weekend you’ll definitely want to check out their new layering pieces and also ask us about the giveaway that they’re offering.

ELLE

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ELLE is a fan favorite here at Yelton Fine Jewelers. Leveraging the latest fashions trends as inspiration these lines will help you take any outfit from “everyday” to “glam”. Don’t take it from me … ask you friends because we can barely keep this stuff on the shelves! This weekend be on the lookout for new pieces as well as an exclusive giveaway.

Along with these amazing lines we also carry Alisa, Jude Frances, Katie Loxton, and Slate & Tell. Be sure to stop by this weekend to celebrate these amazing lines with us. Maybe you’ll even walk away with a little something new. Club 925 is where it’s at!

UPCOMING EVENTS AT YELTON

If you like bling and a good time you’re not going to want to miss our upcoming events at Yelton Fine Jewelers. Kicking off in October here is what we have in store for this upcoming season …

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CLUB 925 ANNIVERSARY

October 11th through October 13th 

It’s hard to believe it but this October we’ll celebrate the one year anniversary of Club 925. Join us for giveaways, bonus gifts {with purchase}, and a good time. We’ll also be reintroducing a line that has always been a Fan Favorite… so stay tuned to learn which brand is making a return to the YFJ family.

SIMON G VISIT

November 16th & November 17th 

Once again, we are lucky enough to have Simon G visiting us in the store for two whole days. This is a huge treat as he only visits a handful of locations each year. Stop by to meet our favorite designer {#truth}, check out our new Simon G inventory, and get a sneak peek at his latest and greatest creations. All just in time for those holiday parties! Don’t delay on setting up your appointment.

BLACK FRIDAY DEALS

November 21st November 23rd & November 24th

Wednesday is the official holiday kick off. Join us a day before & the days after the feast to take advantage of amazing discounts, door busters, and more. This is also a great time to stop in and get started on your holiday wish list. You know, so Santa has ample time to shop {wink, wink}.

HEARTS ON FIRE DIAMONDS

December 14th through December 16th 

Want to know what The Worlds Most Perfectly Cut Diamond looks like? Well, now is your chance. Once per year we have an expanded Hearts On Fire collection flown in from their headquarters and in 2018 this just so happens to be just in time for the holidays. Join us, and expect the WOW factor to be through the roof.

For more information about these events or to book an appointment, be sure to get in touch with us. It’s going to be an amazing time leading up to the holidays this year and we look forward to sharing that with all of you!

Cheers To 30 Years

We’re all still in shock that 2018 marks our 30-year anniversary as Yelton Fine Jewelers. Time has flown by and over the years we’ve shared so many memories including each new and improved business space, visits from our favorite designers, and of course our loyal customers. Some of whom remember the very beginning.

Roy Yelton was truly a man of passion to build this store from the ground up and create such an amazing community. What many of you don’t know is that he worked as a car salesman, an exterminator, a landlord, and a deputy sheriff before finding his place in the jewelry industry. While his journey wasn’t linear by any means, we’re all so glad that he arrived where he did. This store has been a blessing for our family. Just like a marriage, through good times and bad, love and devotion have always won.

To learn more about how Yelton Fine Jewelers came to be sure to stop by Room 750. This month we’ve dedicated it to the history of our family and this amazing store. As you walk through you’ll quickly realize why we’re so drawn to this business. And believe it or not, it’s not all of the sparkle and glam. It’s the people. Those we work with. Those we serve. And, those we remember.

All of the fun kicks off this Saturday, September 15th. Join us to celebrate this monumental anniversary and let us thank you for allowing us to be your jeweler. We’ll have brews from DogBerry, eats from Troy’s Café, amazing savings, giveaways, and more. We hope to see you all there!

Cheers to 30 years, and many more!

Meet The Jeweler & Goldsmith Of Yelton

It’s Repair Month at Yelton Fine Jewelers. Along with all of the deals that we are offering, we wanted to take the time to introduce you to our talented Jeweler {Lynette} and Goldsmith {Lesley}. If I had to describe them in just two words they would be – rock stars. While it’s easy to focus on all of the sparkly items in our cases, if you ask me the real magic is all thanks to them!

Here’s a little preview into their world …

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When did you decide to become a jeweler/goldsmith?

  • Lynette: Back in 2000 while attending Miami University. I was taking a jewelry metals class and decided then that I wanted to make a career out of it. From there I left Miami and went to school at GIA in Carlsbad where I received the Graduate Gemologist, Graduate Jeweler, and Marketing degree.
  • Lesley: After graduating with a Bachelors in Business and Sign Language Interpreting I was on the hunt for a job and Yelton offered to train me. Originally, I wasn’t looking to become a goldsmith, but after learning how to do several types of repairs, I found that I really enjoyed the work. And so, I kept on and to this day I continue to learn everything I can to become a better goldsmith.

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How long have you been with Yelton?

  • Lynette: I have been with Yelton Fine Jewelers for 11.5 years.
  • Lesley: I have been with Yelton Fine Jewelers for almost 6 years.

What’s your favorite part about being a jeweler/goldsmith?

  • Lynette: Taking a broken or “dated” piece of sentimental jewelry and transforming it into a piece that is wearable again.
  • Lesley: Lynette stole my answer! Once the item has been repaired I love seeing the joy that overcomes that customer. It’s wonderful to see the smiles and occasionally the tears.

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What are your hobbies?

  • Lynette: Disc golf, concerts, board games, reading, and cooking
  • Lesley: In the last couple of years I’ve taken up disc gold, normally with Lynette. I like playing games (Uno is a family favorite), reading, baking, and as weird as it sounds, I love to organize.

And, as a bonus here are a couple of jewelry tips that everyone can benefit from – straight from the experts …

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How often should a ring be cleaned?

Every six months. Along with cleaning the ring we also like to inspect the stones and prongs to ensure that they’re secure. If you have a hard time remembering to come in, a little trick is to do it every time the time changes.

When should a ring be resized?

Definitely anytime it’s too big, you don’t want to risk losing it! On the contrary if the ring is too small you may notice a rash, or an itching sensation. Sometimes dermatology treatment is necessary, so you’ll want to size up ASAP. If you have any numbness or tingling we can cut the ring off and if we’re not available go to your local fire station.

Thanks to Lynette and Lesley for all of their hard work!! Whether your jewelry needs a little love or a complete overhaul be sure to take advantage of our August repair deals before it’s too late. Give us a call or stop by our store with your damaged items. From there our team will work their magic and have you sparkling in no time.

 

 

It’s Moms & Mimosas Time

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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

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!