Holiday Stress? It’s A Blessing.

Get up. Scan e-mails. Make breakfast. Address a handful of holiday cards. Get the kids to school. Go to work. Run errands during lunch to check off a couple more wish list items. Get off work. Rush to the post office. Think about working out. Instead, glam up for the next holiday party. Mingle. Get home. Wrap all of the packages that arrived on the porch. Hit the internet to check on those presents that are still in transit from the North Pole. Reply to group texts about work party, ladies holiday cheer, and family gatherings. Clean up, a little bit. Sleep, a little bit. Repeat.

Does anyone else’s life feel a little like this lately?

The holidays are crazy, no doubt, but sometimes we get so wrapped up in the hustle and bustle that we lose sight of what this season is really all about. We get blindsided by our social calendars and forget to cherish our relationships. We stress about our shopping list without remembering how fortunate we are. We get anxious when the checkout line is moving slooow without extending empathy to those behind the counter.

It’s so easy to do and I know, I am guilty too! As my gift to you this holiday season, here’s just a little reminder to take a moment. Look around. Like, really … look around. When you do you’ll start to notice that this stress that we all experience this time of year. It’s a blessing.

We’re lucky because we can afford to put presents under the tree. We’re loved by the friends and family who surround us. We’re fortunate to be able to look forward to warm, holiday meals. And, when we recognize that there are plenty of people out there who don’t have the same luxuries, we have an opportunity to be humbled. We have an opportunity to give back.

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At Yelton Fine Jewelers this year we’re paying it forward through our Holiday Giving Giveaway. Everyday I’m packaging up a stocking with something sparkly to bring joy to someone who deserves it. Play along on our Facebook Page, and also start thinking about how you can give to someone in need this year. Donate to one of your favorite charities. Visit someone who is lonely. Or, spend some time volunteering. This blessing we all have? Let’s share it.

Happy holidays everyone! I am so grateful for all of you and look forward to hearing how you spread cheer this year. Wishing you a season full of happiness, and all of the other things that really count <3.

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And, It’s Ladies Night

What are you up to tomorrow night? Grab your gals and head to Yelton Fine Jewelers for Ladies Night. From 4PM to 8PM there will be snacks, cocktails, and a live DJ playing all of of the hits. On top of that one of our favorite fashion designers, Nina Nguyen, will be stopping by to mingle and show off her stunning new collections.

If you aren’t familiar with Nina’s earth-conscious and artfully crafted jewelry, now is the time to fall in love. And, believe me, you will! Incorporating colorful, organic gemstones each piece possesses its own unique style and personality. Here’s just a glimpse …

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If you find something by Nina Nguyen that you can’t live without, be sure to put it on your wish list! The first 50 women to complete their holiday wish list on Ladies Night will get a *FREE* Yelton Fine Jewelers Swag Bag. What’s inside? Well, you’ll find out tomorrow! Can’t wait to see you all there!

Exclusive Simon G. Trunk Show

Simon G. is making his way back to Yelton Fine Jewelers next week to show off his stunning jewelry collections in person! Join us Friday, November 17th from 12PM to 7PM, and Saturday, November 18th from 10AM to 5PM for this exclusive event. Along with the opportunity to meet one of the most amazing jewelry designers I’ve ever encountered, you could also get up to 20% off of your purchase. It’s our little way of encouraging you to get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping {wink}.

Now, the real question … what’s the best way to take advantage of this amazing event? Well, ladies and gents, I’ve got a couple of ideas for you …

Buy Something New …

One thing that I LOVE about Simon G is that he constantly innovating. He keeps me guessing, and for that I am grateful. If you’re a longtime fan of Simon G. {ahem, like me} you’re going to go crazy over some of his latest and greatest works of art. They’re forward thinking. They’re impeccably crafted. They’re everything that fine jewelry should be. Take this beautiful mixed metal set for example, and can we all agree … that ring?!

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Reset Your Existing Stones …

Are you looking to upgrade your current engagement ring, or give new life to an heirloom stone that you’ve had tucked away in your jewelry box? Now is the perfect time. From vintage to modern, Simon G offers an array of semi-mounts so that you can find something perfect for you – and your center stone. Here are just a few examples …

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Let The Night Sweep You …

If you ask me, the best jewelry purchases are the ones that happen unexpectedly. The kind where you try something on and all of a sudden you’re overtaken by the sparkle, the details, and the craftsmanship. It’s then that you know, it was just meant to be. So, come on in and see if anything calls to you. Even if you walk away empty handed you’ll still have a blast mingling, trying on fabulous bling, and getting to know Simon G. Really there is nothing to lose.

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Three words – don’t miss out. To guarantee your appointment be sure to RSVP on Yeltons.com. See you all next week! Eeeek.

Hoops, Trending This Fall

What’s one of the largest trends that I’m seeing for Fall 2017? Hoop earrings! They’re everywhere. And, at Yelton Fine Jewelers we love them!

Big and small. In silver or gold. With diamonds, or without. Over the last couple of months we’ve been expanding our collection of hoop earrings to ensure that you can keep your look “on-trend”, whether you’re headed to the office, or out on the town with your ladies.

BASIC HOOPS

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If you’re just starting to introduce hoop earrings into your wardrobe, I recommend starting with something simple. Stick with a 15/20mm size for everyday wear, and when you need something a little more bold, that’s when you reach for the 35/40mm pair. No matter which size you choose, our basic hoops come in either white, rose, or yellow gold. {Retail price: starting at $120}

SILVER HOOPS

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With the launch of Club 925, we’re so excited to offer trendy looks at affordable sterling silver prices. While we have so many beautiful pieces in stock, when it comes to silver hoops some of my favorites come from Jude Frances. Showcasing ornate designs, and beautiful antique finishes these earrings will add instant personality to any wardrobe. Guaranteed!

DIAMOND HOOPS

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If you ask me the only accessory hotter than hoop earrings, are hoop earrings that sparkle. Well ladies, I’m happy to announce that we’ve recently added round and oval shaped hoops complete with glistening white diamonds. Available in white, rose, and yellow gold these beauts come with a secure back that will keep you comfortable – from day to night. {Retail price: starting at $995}

Ready to jump on board with the latest trend? Stop by Yelton Fine Jewelers to see which hoops are right for you. Add them to your collection today, or put them on your holiday wish list. We’ll keep Santa informed!

Get Ready For Our Club 925 Launch Party

Are you looking for beautiful bling that won’t break the bank? Well, then you better mark your calendar for Thursday, October 19th from 10AM to 6PM. We’ll be unveiling the new Club 925 at Yelton Fine Jewelers and let me tell you, the cases will be full of stunning silver pieces that you’ll want to stack, layer, and show off. Here’s just a sneak peak of the lines that we’ll be featuring:

SLATE & TELL

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These personalized jewelry pieces are my latest obsession. Create one-of-a-kind necklaces for your bride tribe. Surprise your mom by engraving your initials on stackable rings. Or, put something together that tells your unique story. The options are truly endless. I just can’t wait to see what you all do with this amazing collection.

NINA NGUYEN

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Nina Nguyen has a talent for creating amazing jewelry, and she’s also one heck of a human being. From her colorful gemstones, to her precious metals she does what she can to ensure that all of her materials are ethically sourced. She has also created her own women’s co-operative focused on training, employing, and empowering female artisans in Vietnam.

JUDE FRANCES

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If it’s possible to achieve a look that’s both vintage and modern at the same time then Jude France has done it. From bangles, to statement earrings, and everything in between, I haven’t seen a piece from them that I didn’t like. The tasteful designs. The hints of old-world elegance. The attention to detail. Take one look and you’ll fall in love too.

LAFONN

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Inspired by the Gaelic word for everlasting desire, Lafonn is known for their timeless jewelry collections. If someone comes to me looking for a way to add a bit of class to their everyday look, this is where I direct them. The designs are clean, pair well with any outfit, and boy do they sparkle.

Can’t wait to see you all on the 19th for this amazing launch party. Grab your friends and make your way down to the “club”. Oh, and did I mention that the price tag on these items starts at only $35. Truly, we’ve got something for everyone!

Fall 2017 Jewelry Trends

Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what is “on trend” for Fall 2017. Well ladies and gents, without hesitation, I have an answer for you …

Stacks. Stacks. Stacks.

Layers. Layers. Layers.

When it comes to stackable bracelets, FANA has it going on. The oval shape will add a bit of personality to your current stack, and I’ve found that they go well with everything. My favorite, you ask? Rose gold. Hands down.

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Moving on to rings, we have a new stackable collection by Madison L. Mark and I have been eyeing this line for several seasons and we’re happy to announce that it’s finally hitting our shelves. That is assuming we can keep them in stock! Along with delivering a beautiful fashion look, they can also serve as a wedding or anniversary band.

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In terms of necklaces I am obsessed with this new layering trend. The thought of showing off multiple pieces at one time is brilliant! If want a combined look this yellow gold infinity necklace is a stunning place to start. The chain is a bit longer and would look great resting alongside your favorite diamond pendant.

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When it comes to fall jewelry trends, you heard it here first. It’s all about stacking, and layering. What new looks have you seen popping up so far? Do share!

Good Vibes For The Long Weekend

Hold on just a little bit longer, the holiday weekend is almost here! Do you have anything fun planned? For our family Labor Day weekend is a great way to reconnect after the busy summer months. We try to knock off any last adventures, we enjoy the opportunity to relax, and we also reserve plenty of time to celebrate!

You see, for the Yelton’s September is much more than getting back to school and reorganizing … it’s a big ol’ birthday month. Mark kicks it off on September 3rd, I follow on September 6th, and Trent is just behind us on September 12th. The long weekend is a great way to see that we all get our fair share of birthday treats and candles.

Whatever you have planned for Labor Day, I’m sending good vibes in your direction! If you see my birthday boys around in the next couple of weeks, give them a high five. I guess I wouldn’t to say no to encouragement as I continue to age gracefully as well {wink}.

 

Introducing Slate and Tell

Yesterday was one of our favorite events of the summer, Moms and Mimosas at Putter’s Sports Grill. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend personally this year, but Gina, Heather, and Megan were there to spread the Yelton love and drink mimosas in my honor. After all, that’s what friends are for, right?!

If you haven’t attended Moms and Mimosas in the past, you should definitely mark you calendar for next year. It’s such a great way to connect with other busy mothers, enjoy delicious grub, and most importantly … let loose a little bit before the back-to-school madness hits.

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As a special treat to all of the moms that attended this year, we did a sneak peak of the Slate and Tell line that will be making it’s way to Yelton Fine Jewelers. From what I hear the reaction was even better than we expected. Even though the ladies only had a few pieces in tow, the moms in the room had no problem envisioning their own custom piece. One that would tell their own unique story.

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That’s exactly why I love this line so much. It’s just so personal. Using responsibly sourced metals, Slate and Tell creates pendants, rings, and cuff bracelets that can be hand-stamped to carry your custom message. Think your kids’ names, your favorite phrases, family birthdates, your anniversary, or the nicknames of your besties. Anything you want to show off, you can now do so fashionably.

Be on the lookout for this amazing new line at Yelton Fine Jewelers. In the meantime, start dreaming about your own custom piece.

Show Us Your Heart Of Gold

As some of you know promoting healthy hearts is a cause that’s near and dear to me. When I lost my father to heart disease in 2012 it was a wake up call. One of those moments where you realize, ah ha, our time on this earth is in fact limited. Our bodies our one of our greatest assets. And, these people we surround ourselves by? We should tell them that we love them … every day.

If you too feel passionate about supporting the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, stop by Yelton Fine Jewelers this month and show us your heart of gold. The details go a little something like this …

We appreciate your support as we work to put together a {hopefully sizeable} donation for these two organizations. Whether or not you round up your transactions, I do beg all of you to familiarize yourself with the symptoms of a heart attack and stroke in case of an event. Here, I’ll make it easy one you …

  • Heart attack symptoms: Chest pains, discomfort in the upper body, shortness of breath, cold sweat, nausea, lightheadedness.
  • Stroke symptoms: Sudden changes including numbness or weakness especially on one side, confusion, difficulty speaking, trouble seeing, severe headache with no known cause.

If you, or someone you love is experience any symptoms call 9-1-1, immediately. You could save a life.

xo

Two Shrinking Yelton’s

Hello everyone, Amy McCalister Hodges here, taking over Tina’s blog for the week! As an Advocare coach, I help others with their health goals and form with them a realistic plan to get there.

Well, this summer I was lucky enough to work with Tina, and her husband Mark. Tina reached out to me this past June after returning from JCK Las Vegas. She told me she was feeling meh. She was bloated, a little sluggish, and her clothes weren’t fitting quite like they used to. We’ve all been there!

Based on her goals, I recommended the 24-day Advocare Challenge. At first she was a little intimidated, which I totally understand. Change is hard! But then I reminded her, it’s less than a month! Plus the diet plan could include delicious things like pancakes and buffalo chicken bowls. As for that occasional beer and chocolate splurge that she asked about, unfortunately those would have to wait. Sorry girl!

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For anyone entering any lifestyle change, I always recommend recruiting a partner. In Tina’s case, there was zero hesitation. She was bringing her husband on board with her.

I have to say, I had so much fun working with these two! They were total champs and jumped right into the program. It’s no wonder why they saw such great results. Since completing the challenge Tina is down three pounds down, and is 11 inches smaller! Mark is down 15 pounds and has lost 25 inches {men}.

The first time my husband and I did the challenge we saw great results as well. Though, it isn’t all about weight loss! Other benefits you can look forward to include better sleep, more energy, teaching healthy habits to your kids, and a whole new outlook! All around, it’s a positive shift.

If you’re looking for something to give you a little nudge in the right direction, I would love to chat with you about Advocare. No matter what you’re looking to achieve, I can work with your goals and your budget. From emotional support, to exercise routines, and even creating weekly grocery lists, I am here for you every step of the way. Most importantly I want you to see results!

Amongst the Yelton Fine Jewelers clan, JoAnn is jumping on board after Labor Day and Gina is starting in August. Soon enough their entire team will be shrinking! But don’t worry, those diamonds are staying just as big as always {wink}.

Thanks for letting me take over for Tina this week, and if you see her and Mark around, be sure to give them a huge high five! I am so proud of them. Finally, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give me a shout. My contact information is below.

xo

Amy McCalister Hodges
e. amylhodges@gmail.com
p: 513.706.3005
w: advocare.com/17067769