Gifts For Grads

School is coming to an end which means that graduation season is here! Every time I check the mailbox I feel like we have a new graduation announcement waiting for us. I stare at them, happy for the grad, but then I get this little pit in my stomach. I can’t believe that in a few short years I’ll be the one hosting a party and sending my child off to college. Cue the tears now, hand me a tissue!

If you have some grads to celebrate this year, you’re probably in the market for gift ideas. Well, you’ve come to the right place {wink, wink}. While cash is an obvious choice for grads, we always like to include something sentimental that they can carry with them through the next phase. Here are our top picks for both guys and gals …

Diamond Studs

For the ladies, diamond studs are the perfect gift. They’re great for everyday wear and will serve as a memento until they see their own little one in a cap and gown.

John Hardy Collection

From jewelry to cuff links, our John Hardy collection has something for everyone. Inspired by Bali jewelry-making traditions these pieces are truly works of art.

Watches

Give that special guy in your life a little sophistication as he transitions to college, or maybe even his first job. No matter his style we have

Congrats to all graduates of 2019! We’d especially like to give a shout out to Audrey Rust, daughter of one of our amazing Yelton staff members. Over the past ten years this lady has become incredibly close to our family and I love her as if she was my very own. In the fall she’ll be headed to University of Cincinnati to study engineering and we couldn’t be more proud <3.

Enjoy this time before the next phase begins! We look forward to seeing you at the store before these parties kick off. No matter who you’re shopping for, we’re here to make sure that the gift is memorable.

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Join Us For Our Le Vian Valentine’s Trunk Show

Valentine’s Day is sneaking up on us! What a better way to celebrate than taking home a box of irresistible chocolate diamonds. Intrigued?! Well, grab your ladies and head over to Yelton Fine Jewelers for our Le Vian Trunk Show from 10AM to 6PM on Thursday, February 14th!

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Colorful gemstones, stunning everyday glam, modern open rings, and more! We can’t wait to show you the latest and greatest on-trend looks from one of our favorite designers. Along with enjoying all of the eye candy be sure to take advantage of these limited time offers …

  • SAVE: Save 20% on your entire Le Vian purchase*. That’s more chocolate, for less!
  • WIN: Enter to win a Le Vian pendant complete with chocolate and white diamonds.
  • TRADE UP: If you already have a Le Vian piece but are craving a new look, trade it up. We’ll let you apply 100% of the original cost towards something new**.
  • FINANCE: Be sure to ask about our interest-free financing.

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It’s all happening for one day only – Thursday, February 14th! Don’t miss your chance to check out these stunning pieces in person and walk away with a Valentine’s Day gift worth bragging about. We’ll be at the store, covered in Le Vian diamonds and gold anxiously awaiting your arrival. See you there!

*Valid on Le Vian purchased on 2/14/19. Not valid on repairs, layaways, previous purchases or loose diamonds. Cannot be combined with other offers, see store for details.

** Must have original paperwork. Restrictions apply, see store for details.

 

Protecting Your Jewelry

Every year I like to put out a not-so-subtle reminder about keeping your precious jewelry items protected. If you’ve been waiting, here’s this year’s rendition {wink}.

Your jewelry is a BIG investment. And, it’s more than just a “thing”. It’s a representation of life’s most precious moments. That ring signifies your everlasting love. That necklace, your firstborn. And those earrings, twenty-five years of togetherness. Taking care of your jewelry is more than just maintenance, it’s a guarantee that your memories will live on … for generations to come.

Even if your pieces don’t look broken chances are they could use a tune-up. Makeup, bulky clothing, and our daily life activities tend to wreak havoc on our favorite accessories. This is why I recommend everyone bring their jewelry to Yelton Fine Jewelers at least twice per year so that they can be cleaned, inspected, and repaired if needed.

Here’s a little summary of my full proof protection plan …

  1. Stop in every six months to have your jewelry checked and cleaned.
  2. If needed, leave your items for repair. All repairs are done in-house by our amazing goldsmiths, Lynette and Lesley. They have just under 24.5 years of combined experience and they are the best in Cincinnati! As a bonus, we’re offering 20% off of all repairs through the end of February.
  3. Let our friendly staff member teach you how to properly care for your heirloom pieces so that they are protected all year long.
  4. Buy jewelry cleaner. Not just any jewelry cleaner, but OUR jewelry cleaner!
  5. Make sure that your pieces are properly insured. Bring in an existing appraisal or let us conduct one for you. From there are can discuss your insurance options through Jewelers Mutual, our preferred provider.

If there is one piece of advice that you take from me, let this be it! I want to see that your precious jewelry and the moments they represent continue to twinkle. If you have any questions simply swing by the store, or give us a call! I expect to be seeing you soon.

 

Trend Alert

So, I know that it’s only a couple of weeks into the New Year, but is anyone else looking forward to spring? Yeah, I said it and I have faith that those warmer temps are just around the corner. Right?!

Even if we do have to wait a bit on the weather I have been looking ahead at the 2019 jewelry forecast and it’s looking pretty bright because YELLOW GOLD IS BACK! So many of you have been asking me when this was going to happen and I’m happy to report that the wait is over. Pull out those pieces that you’ve been keeping on stand by and wear them with pride in 2019!

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Another trend that I’m totally on board with is BIG HOOPS. And, please don’t be shy because in 2019 bigger is always better. Whether you prefer rose gold, yellow gold, silver, or platinum … we’ve got you covered.

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For those fingers of yours you’re going to want to find some rings with both TEXTURE & COLOR. Funky multi-row rings with colorful gemstones and diamonds {or CZ} are the big trend. Like I said, big is in so opt for something wider than you might normally and also experiment with wearing multiple rings on the same hand. I know we’ve gotten comfortable with conservative modern looks, but now is the time to go bold. Dig deep and let that eighties child shine {again}.

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While these are my favorite trends some other things to be on the lookout for in 2019 include cuff bracelets {still going strong}, bar pendants {engraved, or not}, lariat necklaces {the deeper the drop, the better}.

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Whenever you feel those winter blues setting in remember that spring 2019 is going to be fun and trendy! I’m just going to keep imaging myself in big ol’ hoops, colorful rings, and a pair of cut offs. That should make winter fly right by {wink}.

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

Psst, guys this post is for you. It’s possible that you’ve already got her gift purchased, wrapped, and sitting under the tree just waiting to be unveiled. It’s possible, but just in case you’re not quite there yet here are a few last-minute gift ideas that I promise she’ll love.

First and foremost, when it comes to gift giving there are so many options! It’s almost overwhelming. But let’s be real … jewelry is what every woman really wants. From stocking stuffers to showstoppers here is your guide to making Christmas 2018 a memorable one …

Magical Moments: Hearts On Fire

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You know that magical holiday moment where her eyes light up as she unwraps her gift and then she gazes directly at you in awe?! If that’s what you’re looking for, that bow better be around a Hearts On Fire piece. My favorite choice is the classic Fulfillment Pendant which can also be paired with the Aerial piece to give you a whole new look.

Instant Glam: Simon G

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Okay, okay, it’s no secret that I love everything from Simon G. And, for good reason … his pieces make everyone feel glamorous! If your girl loves color I would recommend wrapping up one of his amazing colored gemstone pieces. If her look is more natural I am loving the new rough-cut diamond collections which manage to deliver the perfect balance between modern and timeless.

Versatile Style: Club 925

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Anything you find in our Club 925 room is a great choice! What I love about these silver pieces is their versatility. From day to night. From casual to dressy. They cover it all! There are so many great options but personally I would hone in on the stackables from LaFonn and our new, super chic earring collections from Nina Nguyen.

To check out these collections and others that will light up her holiday season stop by Yelton Fine Jewelers. We have some amazing holiday deals available through December 24th so even if you don’t get in right away, we’ve still got your back {wink}.

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!

 

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!

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!

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!