Donate Your Wedding Dress For A Cause

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Ladies! How many of you have your wedding dress hanging deep in your closet because you have no idea what else to do with it. Giving it away to another bride doesn’t feel right. Nor does properly preserving it for generations to come. So, there it sits …

Well, what if you could donate it to a good cause?

April 23rd through April 27th Yelton Fine Jewelers is partnering with Great Friends Working Cooperatively to collect wedding dresses. Your donations will be transformed into little Angel Gowns for babies that don’t leave the hospital, providing much needed comfort for bereaved families. In appreciation for your support Yelton’s will be providing a $25 gift card to all donors*.

I’ve already brought my dress and am looking for others to join me. Like my friend Jacky {below} who had been holding on to her dress for thirty-five years!

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If you haven’t heard of Great Friends Working Cooperatively, be sure to check them out. This amazing organization brings women together to help make positive change in the greater Cincinnati area. The Angel Gown Project is just one example. If you’re looking for volunteer opportunities or charities to get involved with they can help you connect the dots!

So many ways to give back! Start by reaching in the back of your closet and donating your treasured gown. As a mother losing a little one is unfathomable and my hope is that these dresses will provide at least a little bit of light for the families that are struggling.

*Only one per customer. Valid June 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019. Some exclusions apply see store for details.

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Spring Bridal Sale at Yelton Fine Jewelers

Spring has arrived and love is in the air. If you’ve found that special someone that you know you want to say yes to everyday there’s only one thing left to do! Add a little sparkle to your relationship. Starting tomorrow, join us at Yelton Fine Jewelers for our Spring Bridal Sale. April 12th and 13th only, here are some of the great savings that you can look forward to:

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$500 Off All Loose Diamonds

20% Off Of Special Order Mountings

30% Off All In-Stock Mountings

 Along with these great deals, you’ll also want to register for our wedding band giveaway. One lucky winner will be able to pick out their dream pair of wedding bands on us {up to $1,000 value}. That’s your entire bridal set in one sweep!

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Guys if you’re planning to put a ring on it, now’s the time to save big. And ladies, if you need help dropping hints to your man, let us know. We’ll be sure that someone tells him about our Bridal Sale {in the most discrete manner, of course!}.

See you there!

 

*Only valid 4/12/19 and 4/13/19. Cannot be applied to previous purchases. Some exclusions apply, see store for details.

Join Me At Glad Rags Boutique

Today I want to introduce you to one of the best kept secrets in Lebanon, Ohio. It’s a little place called Glad Rags Boutique and it’s run by my dear friend Lauren. Isn’t she cute?!

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Glad Rags isn’t just any clothing store. Sure, the inventory is fabulous and 100% on-trend, but what sets it apart from the rest is the customer service. Lauren has always had a passion for spreading kindness and when you enter her store, you can tell! Every single customer gets the love and attention that they deserve. This is huge as we all know how tough it can be to shop for clothes. Having a little cheerleader by your side definitely helps you to get the right goods and feel confident at the same time {#winwin}.

Lauren started Glad Rags as an Online Pop Up Shop, but the computer didn’t quite give her that 1:1 interaction she was craving. Lucky for all of us she opened a retail location in Lebanon last Fall which is currently open every Wednesday from 11AM to 6PM. She also does special events and we’re happy to report that she’ll be hosting a Yelton Girls Night Out on Thursday, April 4th. Grab your friends and join us at Glad Rags from 6PM to 9PM for food, shopping, and great company. As an added bonus both Yelton Fine Jewelers and Glad Rags will be raffling off a $50 gift card.

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This is a perfect opportunity to snag some fresh clothes for spring. According to Lauren trending looks for 2019 include skinny jeans, bright colors, prints, and flowy tops. Join us to take advantage of her expertise and enjoy a little retail therapy. See you all there!!

The Great Estate Buying Show

Fine jewelry items that you don’t wear, but have always kept. Your father’s old coin collection. Maybe even those toys from yesteryear that you have stored in the closet. Do you have some items laying around that might be worth something?! Well now’s your chance to assess their value and get paid … on the spot!

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Join us Tuesday, March 5th through Thursday, March 7th at Yelton Fine Jewelers for our Great Estate Buying Show. During this event we want to see all of the designer jewelry, gemstones, scrap metal, watches, and other rarities that you are willing to part with. National Rarities will be in the house to provide an accurate appraisal on the spot.

If they are interested in purchasing your items you’ll walk away with less clutter, and more cash in your wallet. For more details give us a call or swing by the store. This is a unique opportunity and we look forward to seeing you all there, along with all of the nostalgia that you bring with you!

*National Rarities is not obligated to purchase your items

*We are not an authorized Rolex dealer nor are we endorsed by Rolex, Rolex USA, or any of their subsidiaries

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.

 

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 … 

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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!

Cheers To 30 Years

We’re all still in shock that 2018 marks our 30-year anniversary as Yelton Fine Jewelers. Time has flown by and over the years we’ve shared so many memories including each new and improved business space, visits from our favorite designers, and of course our loyal customers. Some of whom remember the very beginning.

Roy Yelton was truly a man of passion to build this store from the ground up and create such an amazing community. What many of you don’t know is that he worked as a car salesman, an exterminator, a landlord, and a deputy sheriff before finding his place in the jewelry industry. While his journey wasn’t linear by any means, we’re all so glad that he arrived where he did. This store has been a blessing for our family. Just like a marriage, through good times and bad, love and devotion have always won.

To learn more about how Yelton Fine Jewelers came to be sure to stop by Room 750. This month we’ve dedicated it to the history of our family and this amazing store. As you walk through you’ll quickly realize why we’re so drawn to this business. And believe it or not, it’s not all of the sparkle and glam. It’s the people. Those we work with. Those we serve. And, those we remember.

All of the fun kicks off this Saturday, September 15th. Join us to celebrate this monumental anniversary and let us thank you for allowing us to be your jeweler. We’ll have brews from DogBerry, eats from Troy’s Café, amazing savings, giveaways, and more. We hope to see you all there!

Cheers to 30 years, and many more!

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.