Estate Extravaganza

It’s hard to believe that March is already here! Along with longer days and overall spring vibes, I’m really looking forward to this month, because …

We’re having our first ever Estate Jewelry Event at Yelton Fine Jewelers.

Some of the merchandise has already arrived and I’ve been floored by how amazing they are. Which reminds me that I have a confession. Often times I get so obsessed with chasing the latest designs that I forget to look back. To appreciate the old.

With all of these estate pieces at the store I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to revisit trends from previous years, and even previous decades. I’ve gotten lost imagining the original owner, their story, and what the jewelry meant to them. Plus, the craftsmanship. Stunning.

Of everything that we have received so far, I have to say that these sapphire rings are my favorite. There is something about the vintage designs combined with the colorful gemstones. So rich, so beautiful.



The other pieces that I am gravitating towards are those incorporating naturally colored diamonds. When Trent was born JoAnn and Roy gifted me a beautiful pair of yellow diamonds earrings. I’ve sought them out ever since and these necklaces are definitely fueling that love.



To check out these pieces, and many more, be sure to stop by Yelton Fine Jewelers March 8th through March 10th for our Estate Extravaganza. This event will be a little bit different from those that we’ve held in the past. Here’s the official agenda:

  • March 8th: Our representative will be onsite offering the public an opportunity to sell their estate pieces.
  • March 9th through 10th: Our exclusive estate inventory will be available for browsing and for purchase.
  • March 8th through 10th: Repairs will be offered at a discount of 10%*

For more information and to RSVP visit the event page on I can’t wait to share these amazing estate pieces with all of you!

*Some exclusions apply, not valid on watches or previous repairs. See store for details.


Cheers To Thirty Years

If you’re reading this you’re familiar with Yelton Fine Jewelers. You love room 750 and the causes it supports. You frequent our trunk shows because you just can’t get enough. And, you get giddy every time you see a purple jewelry box.

This is Yelton Fine Jewelers as we know it today, but it wasn’t always this way. Like anything else this store has a history. One that started thirty years ago!

I’ve been fortunate to be a part of this amazing journey. I’ve heard the stories. I’ve thumbed through the photos. That said, as I’ve been reflecting on it all I realized that many of our clients don’t know how our store came to be.

And, so this post is a tribute. To Yelton Fine Jewelers as we turn the big 3-0!

It all started in April 1988 when Roy and JoAnn Yelton started a business out of a cigar box, from their home. Does anyone remember this house, aka our first retail location?

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Roy kept this up for a few years, doing business out of the home and also visiting the flea market from time to time. As sales picked up, it seemed the door bell was ringing nonstop. JoAnn missed the days when they could sit down for dinner uninterrupted, and so they decided it was time to find a retail location.

They opened their doors on 25 North F Street. The logo was designed by Mark, who just happened to be in college studying graphic design.

Fast-forward to 1997, when I joined the business. It didn’t take me long to realize my love for jewelry and all things sparkly. Roy could see my interest and pushed me to further my education in the industry. I took several classes through the GIA to get my Diamond Grading Degree. This was just the beginning of the technical skills that our team would gain over the years. All of which have enabled us to educate our customers on their purchases!


After ten successful years on F street, Roy had a vision. He wanted a bigger space so that we could offer more products and services to our customers. Lots was shifting and 1999 ended up being a big year for our family. Mark and I got married, and that December JoAnn and Roy opened their doors at 6066 West Chester Road.


When the store first opened, it was just Yelton Fine Jewelers and the Shell station on Union Center. The I-75 interchange had nothing else, which I know is hard to imagine now! And the clock that still sits at that location? That was purchased by Roy and JoAnn and we donated it to the township in early 2000.


There we had another ten successful years, but Roy was determined and he still wasn’t quite satisfied. This time he wanted to own his building, and so the search continued again. After many family discussions {ahem, fights} we finally agreed on the perfect place – 9263 Schulze Dr.


And, that’s where our recent history began. This is how we became the Yelton Fine Jewelers that we are today. There are so many other memories to fill in this timeline, all of which we’ll be sharing through the year. Our thirtieth anniversary year <3.


Be on the lookout for old newspaper clippings, throwback commercials, and some epic photos of us from the late 90’s. Get ready for {another} great year!

Cheers to thirty years!