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.

 

 

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