Summer AKA Repair Season

Every three to five thousand miles we bring our cars in for an oil change. We have the tires rotated. And, when something seems a little “off” we take it into the mechanic. When it comes to our homes we spend countless hours per week tidying up. We replace carpeting when it gets dingy. And, when the hot water heater fails us we get a new one … right away.

Maintenance.

It’s a part of life, and an important step in protecting any asset. So, why is it that when it comes to our jewelry we only tend to fix it when it’s broken? That is, if we even do that. At some point or another we’ve all broken a necklace chain and thrown it right into the abyss that is our jewelry box. Never to see it again … sigh.

Just like your car and your home, your jewelry should be inspected, cleaned, and serviced regularly. After all, you paid a lot for in the first place. Don’t you want to keep it shiny and bright?!

If you’re looking for a little incentive to bring your jewelry items back to life, well, now is the time because it’s repair season at Yelton Fine Jewelers. Now through July 31st we’re offering 20% off of all jewelry repairs and a whopping 50% off of watch batteries*.

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Bring us one piece, or your entire jewelry box. Come with the necklace that broke yesterday and that ring that’s been missing a stone for years. Whatever you have hiding at the back of your jewelry drawer – we want to bring it to life!

And, it doesn’t stop there.

Once your broken jewelry items are restored to their original condition, don’t forget to give them the regular love and attention that they deserve. I recommend cleaning monthly, if not weekly. Your prongs should be checked every six months. And, even if your jewelry doesn’t look like it’s suffering still bring it to Yelton Fine Jewelers annually for a check-up. Please, I beg you!

Because jewelry is meant to shine!

*Some exclusions apply. Cannot be applied to watch repairs. In-stock watch batteries only. Valid through 7/31/2017. See store for details.

Greetings From Vegas

While there are hundreds of jewelry shows every year, there is only one that shines the brightest – it’s JCK Las Vegas. We’ve been here since Monday and it’s been one hot, and wild ride. From selecting new lines to meeting with other industry professionals, every day we’ve been working hard. And, to balance things out, every night we’ve been playing hard{er}.

While there is still one full day left before we pack up our bags to go home, here are some of our highlights so far …

THE BIG BRANDS

As you might know by know, when it comes to jewelry designers, I tend to pick favorites. Can you blame a girl? Every year when JCK Las Vegas rolls around I get a little giddy because I know I’m going to have the opportunity to meet with my favorite brands, pick their brains, and see what they have coming down the pipeline. While we’ve met with so many people over the last three days, my highlights so far have been Simon G., Tacori, and Hearts On Fire. So much sparkle, and so much innovation. We can’t wait to tell you what these brands have in store.

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THE MINGLING

I thought I threw a great party, but JCK Las Vegas sure has it down. From delicious dinner parties to evening soirees they’ve done such a great job at keeping the entire jewelry industry entertained. Not only are these events fun, but they’re also a great opportunity to mingle with other jewelers, up and coming designers, service providers, you name it! One thing is for sure, there is no shortage of talent in Vegas this week and we’ve had so much fun connecting with faces, old and new.

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THE BEAUTIFUL BLING

There are so many perks associated with JCK Las Vegas, but the thing we love the most is the ability to bring home new products to you, our customers. Day after day we’ve been strolling the exhibitor floor to find the dream pieces you’ve described. We’ve spent hours talking about trends we’re on board with, and those that we think will fizzle quickly. We’ve thought about the lines we love at the store, and those that could use some new life. After all of this thinking, talking, and trying, we are pretty stoked about the pieces that we’ll be bringing back to Yelton Fine Jewelers. Watch our showcases for new inventory. It’s coming soon!

One more day to go! Wish us luck. We look forward to seeing you all when we get back on home soil.

Five Jewelry Pieces Every Woman Deserves To Own

When it comes to jewelry, I don’t discriminate. I love it all. That said, some pieces are more practical than others and if you’re trying to prioritize your investments, I would say … stick to the basics. It’s better to have a few pieces that you can wear everyday versus one jaw-dropping piece that really only has a place on the red carpet.

If you ask me there are five jewelry pieces that every woman deserves to have in her jewelry box. Without further ado …

DIAMOND STUDS

If I had to pick one {yes, just one} piece of jewelry that every woman should own it would be a pair of diamond stud earrings. They go with everything and they add such a beautiful shine to your already beautiful face. The size doesn’t matter, the important thing is that they sparkle! At Yelton Fine Jewelers we offer a “Build A Carat” program with our studs. Put simply, if you buy a pair of studs and decide to upgrade later we’ll take the old pair off your hands and just charge you the difference. It’s a great way to get started, either for yourself or a loved one.
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PEARL STUDS

Diamonds annnd pearls, you ask? Yes, you should have both. Generally 6-7mm is a great size for everyday wear, though it will depend on what you’re comfortable with. I’ve seen many women walking around with 10-12mm studs on these days, and it works, because they rock them with confidence. Really you can’t go wrong because, just like diamonds, pearls go with everything.

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LONG NECKLACES

I am in love with long necklaces. And, when I say long I typically mean between 24 and 36 inches. From plain blouses to that simple black dress, long necklaces are such a great way to add a personality to the more basic pieces of your wardrobe. Just watch out if you have little kids at home, we all know how much they love to pull {wink}.
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Featured: Hearts On Fire Optima Station Necklace complete with diamond accents

DIAMOND HOOPS

Sometimes in life you want a little bit more than your everyday stud earrings can offer. I’m talking nights out with your ladies, important business meetings, and those fancy date nights with your one and only. In these situations I reach for my sparkling, diamond hoops. They’re such a perfect way to add a hint of glam to your wardrobe without screaming, “look at me, look at me”.
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Featured: Luvente 14K White Gold Hoops with 1.83 carats of round cut diamonds

LAYERED NECKLACES

More often than not, you’ll find me sporting a layered look. After all, why stop at one necklace when you can wear two, or even three?! My latest addition the below necklace featuring my boys’ birthstones. Technically it’s a Mother’s Day gift, but shhh, I’ve already been wearing it. At 15″ this piece looks great stacked with another 24″ necklace.
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So ladies … what’s missing from your jewelry box? If you need help building your collection of essentials, stop by and see me at Yelton Fine Jewelers. And, remember, Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Now is a great time to start dropping hints!

Travel The World With Simon G

Does anyone out there love Simon G. as much as I do? If so, you’re going to want to make your way to Yelton Fine Jewelers on April 21st and 22nd. For one weekend and one weekend only we’re going to have the opportunity to TRAVEL THE WORLD with one of the most sought after designers in the jewelry industry. That’s right, it’s Simon G. himself.

Like previous Simon G. events you’ll be able to mingle with the designer, drool over some of his most popular collections, and take advantage of some great offers. But, that’s not all …

During this exclusive event you’ll also have a unique opportunity to create your very own, one-of-a-kind Simon G. jewelry piece. Did your jaw just drop? Mine has been on the floor ever since we started planning his visit.

To get your passport to this amazing experience, be sure to RSVP at Yeltons.com. From there Simon G is going to take us around the world to show us stunning gemstones that he’s handpicked from Columbia. If {and when} you find one that you love, Simon G. will help you transform it into the jewelry piece of your dreams.

Here are a few pieces that I’ve been looking at for inspiration …

SAPPHIRE NECKLACE

As a September baby I would rock this necklace as a birthstone piece. Made of 18K white gold it features 0.33 carats of rich, blue sapphires at the center. The sparkling white diamonds are just icing on the cake {pun intended}.

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BUTTERFLY EARRINGS

I’m especially drawn to butterfly jewelry as it always reminds me of my late father. Just like him, these earrings represent natural beauty and freedom. If you’re looking for a statement piece, you have to try these on!

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LARIAT PENDANT

This 18K white gold lariat pendant is one of the most recent additions to my personal collection. It offers the perfect amount of sparkle and I’ve really enjoyed the adjustable length so that I can achieve multiple looks.

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Just imagine the possibilities! To guarantee your appointment, be sure to RSVP today. Along with the man of the hour {Simon G}, we’ve also invited a couple of other special guests to the event. Bloggers, Molly {@seemollyblog} and Bryanna {@cominginclutch} will be on the ground to capture this magical customer experience for us all to remember.

Can’t wait t see you all there!

Spring Looks I Love

The official start of spring is less than one week away {yippee}. In order to welcome the new season in style, I’ve already been incorporating bright colors and fun patterns into my wardrobe. Of all of the options that are out there, my obsession this year is floral print. I just can’t seem to get enough of it!

While floral doesn’t fall under the approved dress code at Yelton Fine Jewelers, if you see me outside of work, I promise, I’ll be blooming. To complete my perfect spring look, you better believe I’ll be adding a layer of bling. From to floral dresses, to garden inspired earrings, here are the spring looks that I love for 2017 …

Bohemian Blooms

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I am so glad that the bohemian look is sticking around for another season. Maybe I do have a little hippie in me after all. I love this blue floral blouse from Nordstrom because it delivers both fashion, and comfort. As for a jewelry pairing, it’s almost a no brainer. No boho outfit is complete without a cuff bracelet and no surprise, Tacori has come through for us once again.

 Spring Sophistication

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What’s not to love about this floral shift dress from Nordstrom? It’s so versatile. Add a cami and pumps for a sophisticated work look, or rock it with a denim blazer and flats to keep it casual. And, the Tacori earrings! Talk about eye candy. Not only do they deliver an elegant sparkle, they also complement the blue tones in this dress so beautifully.

Go With The Flow

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When that summer breeze kicks in, you’re going to want to reach for this flowy skirt from ASOS. It’s like wearing freedom {ahhhh}. To complement the organic look and feel of this skirt, I recommend these stunning drop earrings from the Simon G Garden collection. They’ll quickly become a staple in your spring wardrobe.

Casual Chic

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I’m in love with this floral bomber jacket, and believe it or not, it’s from Target. Of course, they would! It’s so chic; yet still delivers that laid back look that’s perfect for running errands on the weekend. Since the jacket already has so much to offer, I recommend pairing it with a simple diamond pendant for just the right amount of shine.

Not Just For Ladies

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Guys, just because I’m talking floral doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun. Peruse the dress shirts next time you’re at a department store and I guarantee you’ll find plenty of subtle, floral patterns that you’ll actually like. Add a luxury timepiece, like this Stainless Steel Watch from Tissot and you’ll be ready to dominate the boardroom, or date night.

Spring is almost here, so let’s start dressing like it! If you have a spring look that you need help completing stop by Yelton Fine Jewelers to see me. I’ll help you find the perfect bling so that you can feel like you’re blooming too <3.

Spring Extravaganza

While I know it’s not technically spring {yet}, I already have sunshine on my mind. If you too are looking for a little inspiration to get you through these last weeks of winter join us at Yelton Fine Jewelers for our Spring Extravaganza Event.

Friday, March 10th and Saturday, March 11th we’ll be celebrating seasonal jewelry trends in hopes to bring warmer temps, blooming flowers, and chirping birds back to Ohio ASAP. Join us and you could save up to $1,000 off of your purchase*.

As a sneak peak, here are some of the looks that I’m betting on for Spring 2017 …

Halos

In the bridal world, it’s all about the halo right now. If you ask me it’s the perfect way to bring your center stone to life. When it comes to this trend, Fana is knocking it out of the park. I don’t think I have seen an engagement ring from them that I didn’t love.

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Stackables

Rings, necklaces, and bracelets. You can stack almost anything these days and it will instantly transform your wardrobe. One brand that has done a great job in creating mix and match styles is our beloved, Hearts On Fire. Personally, I have my eyes set on the Optima Four Station Diamond Bangle {Retail: $2,400}.

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Geometrics

When it comes to bling we love geometric shapes, and we’re so glad to see them trending in 2017. If you like this sleek, modern look Gabriel New York has your back. My top pick is this stunning white gold and diamond necklace {Retail: $745}, especially when paired with the matching drop earrings {Retail: $825}

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Mixed Metals

There is nothing better than a splash of color to welcome spring in style! Luckily some of our favorite designers agree. Check out these stunning mixed metals pieces from Simon G., Tacori, and LeVian. I love seeing the creative use of rose gold, and the diamond accents. Well, those never hurt either.

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These pieces and more are featured in our Spring Extravaganza Flip Book. Check it out, or stop by the store on March 10th or 11th to try them on for yourself. I hope to see you all there, for the love of Spring!!

*Restrictions apply, see store for details.

The Beautiful & Powerful Amethyst

February is the month of love. It’s also the month of the Amethyst. For all of the February babies out there, I’ll admit it – your birthstone is one of my absolute favorite gems. If you’ve ever shopped at Yelton Fine Jewelers you can probably see why I’m so drawn to Amethyst pieces. Ahem, purple!

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Long ago the Amethyst was a very rare and expensive stone, similar to a Ruby. That all changed in the 19th century when large deposits of the gem were discovered in Brazil. Now we can all enjoy the rich beauty of the Amethyst without the associated price tag {#score}.

Along with delivering a stunning look, the Amethyst has also been known to possess many powers. Here are just a of the few myths that have been associated with this gemstone throughout history…

  • In Ancient Greece Amethysts were believed to prevent intoxication {#passthechampagne}.
  • Amethyst was the emblem for Matthew, one of the twelve apostles.
  • Once upon a time, farmers believed wearing amethyst would protect their crops from bad weather and pests.
  • Leonardo da Vinci believed the amethyst could control evil thoughts and increase intelligence.
  • The English leveraged amethysts during the Middle Ages to symbolize royalty.

February baby, or not … who wouldn’t want to wear an Amethyst? I think we all deserve to look like royalty and luckily designers like Tacori agree. Check out some of these amazing Amethyst pieces that we have in our cases at Yelton Fine Jewelers.

Stop on by to check out these stunning pieces in person. If you take one home we’ll even wrap it in a matching purple box for you {wink}. And finally, happy happy birthday to all of the February babies out there, including our very own rock-star sales associate, Heather!

Valentine’s Gifts That Will Make Her Smile

Guys, you know I’m always looking out for you, which is why I’m here to give you a major hint …

Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away!!

If you haven’t already picked up something for that special woman in your life, you better get to Yelton Fine Jewelers ASAP. Your personal shopper {ahem, me} is waiting for you. While there are so many great pieces to choose from, here are a handful of pieces that I am loving for Valentine’s Day 2017 …

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What a perfect pick for Valentine’s Day. Not only is this bracelet from Hearts On Fire trendy, but it also symbolizes infinity and everlasting love. I promise a smile will come to her face every time that she looks at it. After all, she’ll be thinking of you {wink}.

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Tacori Classic Crescent Necklace

This stunning pendant from Tacori is a must-have for your one and only. Like your love, this necklace showcases a continuous circle, with no beginning and no end. The look is complete with 0.11 carats of sparkling white diamonds for added glimmer.

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Hearts On Fire Heart Stud Earrings

Let her shine brighter than ever before with these diamond studs from Hearts On Fire. Showcasing a classic and romantic design, these earrings deliver a timeless look that she’ll never grow tired of.

Simon G Diamond Drop Pendant

Finally, the item at the top of my list {hint, hint}. Check out this glistening 18K white gold pendant from Simon G. The drop design delivers a look that’s perfectly modern, but yet still appropriate for any occasion. I mean, if I owned it I would wear it every day.

Whether it’s one of these beautiful pieces, or something else that she’s had her eyes on, when she sees that little purple Yelton’s box in your hand she’ll be smiling from ear to ear. Gauranteed! Wishing you all a happy, love-filled Valentine’s Day. You know where to find me if you need gift advice!

The New Year Jewelry Cleanse

For those of you who know me, you also know that I am obsessed with organizing. In fact the opportunity to declutter and start fresh might just be my favorite thing about the New Year. Along with the champagne, of course.

One question that I get all of the time is, “how do you keep your jewelry organized?” Well ladies and gents, it’s a little secret that I like to call the Jewelry Cleanse – get rid of the old, fix what’s broken, and organize what’s left. Here’s how you do it …

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GET RID OF THE OLD

Getting rid of jewelry might be one of the most difficult things to do. But, let’s face it, styles change and so do we. I go through my jewelry box a couple of times per year and make three piles …

Love It: Easy, gives these pieces a fresh clean and put them back in your jewelry box.

Over It: For the items that you know you’re ready to part with, you have a couple of options. Either sell them or pass them along to someone that will love that particular piece of jewelry just as much as you once did.

Over It, Yet So Attached: We all have them. Those pieces that are sentimental, but never quite find their way into our wardrobe. My suggestion – transform them into something new. Your grandmother’s old earrings could become a beautiful modern necklace. That promise ring he bought you two decades ago? Why not resize it for your daughter instead? Once you start considering the possibilities, it will come to you!

FIX WHAT’S BROKEN

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. There is nothing worse than a broken piece of jewelry! What’s the point?! At least once a year gather up all of your damaged items and bring them to us at Yelton Fine Jewelers. We’re here to see that your favorite bling lives to shine another day.

ORGANIZE WHAT’S LEFT

When it comes to jewelry storage you should have at least two items on hand – one {or even two} large jewelry box to house your entire collection, as well as something to store your favorite everyday items. If you invest in a good jewelry box, most of the organizing is done for you. Just remember to keep things in their spot! As far as your “go to” pieces keep them on your dresser or in your powder room for easy access {morning and night}.

Happy New Year, and happy jewelry cleansing everyone! If you have other questions about storing, organizing, or cleaning your bling, don’t hesitate to give me a shout.

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!