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!

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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.

 

 

It’s Moms & Mimosas Time

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Summer is coming to an end, which is always bittersweet. I hate saying goodbye to family excursions, neighborhood BBQs, and all of the QT at the sports fields. At the same time, the Type A inside of me is ready to get the kids back to school so we can all return to a routine. No more 10:30PM bed times!

Moms, if you’re in the same boat, you’re going to want to join us on Thursday, August 16th for Moms & Mimosas. This annual event at Putters Sports Grill is the perfect way to celebrate the end of an amazing summer. Not to mention all of your hard work chasing kids, planning activities, and negotiating sleepovers.

The fun will kick off at 9AM. Along with bubbly and delicious breakfast options, you may even walk away with a little gift from Yelton Fine Jewelers. That’s right, the first 200 moms to walk through the door will walk out with a little purple bag. Because you deserve it!

Happy BTS season everyone! Hope to see you next week.

Xo

Tina

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!

 

 

Simon G Exclusive At Yelton Fine Jewelers

Simon G just launched an exclusive new jewelry collection, and guess who he chose to take the first glimpse? Yelton Fine Jewelers and all of our amazing customers, of course! And, we couldn’t be more excited about it. Well, at least I am. Who’s with me?

As most of you know I’ve been a huge Simon G fan since I first laid eyes on his beautiful craftsmanship. Over the years this admiration has resulted in many collaborations, but I could never have imagined anything this good. I’m still flattered {and floored} that they approached us.

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So, here’s the deal …

Simon is sending us roughly 100 amazing, sparkly, and brand-spanking new jewelry pieces to take a look at. If we love them, we get first dibs on purchasing them. But, that’s not all. Simon is also offering 15% off for Yelton customers and he’ll have gift bags for the first 50 attendees. Phew.

In a nutshell, we’re so spoiled. And, it’s amazing.

If you ask me this is a great excuse to splurge on a gift for yourself, or surprise someone that you love. It just so happens that this exclusive pop-up shop is happening on Saturday, May 12th – the day before Mother’s Day! Now is your chance to secure that kiddo or hubby of the year award.

For more information give us a call, or check out the event on Facebook. See you all there!!

Xo

Tina

Spring Bridal Sale

Spring has arrived, at least the calendar says so. While we’re still waiting on warmer temps here in Ohio, we’re celebrating the change of season with our Yelton Fine Jewelers Spring Bridal Sale. Whether you need bands for your upcoming wedding, or want to upgrade your set for a milestone anniversary, we’ve got something for everyone!

Sound intriguing? Then tell your friends, and mark your calendar for Thursday, April 5th through Saturday, April 7th. For three days only we’re offering buy one, get one 50% on all of our bridal rings and bands*.

From white to rose gold. From vintage to modern. From modest to full on diva. When it comes to bridal we have so many amazing pieces in our collection and I guarantee you’ll find something that you can’t live without. Kind of like your one and only.

Here are just a few of the trends that I’m loving …

Halo Engagement Rings

If you like it than you better put a halo on it! I’ve always been a huge fan of single, or even double halo engagement rings. They add extra shine and really make your center stone pop.

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Mixing Metals

The age-old rule of sticking to one metal per outfit is out. Thank goodness. I love seeing the beautiful combinations of rose, white, and yellow gold both for our brides and our grooms.

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Stacked Bridal Sets

Why stick to just an engagement ring and a wedding band, when you can keep on stacking? I love the idea of adding additional bands to represent children or milestone anniversaries.

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To find the perfect bridal set, or add on to your current one be sure to join us for our Spring Bridal Sale. Let the countdown begin. Can’t wait to see you all there!

*Some brand exclusions apply. Not valid on loose diamonds. See store for details.

 

Estate Extravaganza

It’s hard to believe that March is already here! Along with longer days and overall spring vibes, I’m really looking forward to this month, because …

We’re having our first ever Estate Jewelry Event at Yelton Fine Jewelers.

Some of the merchandise has already arrived and I’ve been floored by how amazing they are. Which reminds me that I have a confession. Often times I get so obsessed with chasing the latest designs that I forget to look back. To appreciate the old.

With all of these estate pieces at the store I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to revisit trends from previous years, and even previous decades. I’ve gotten lost imagining the original owner, their story, and what the jewelry meant to them. Plus, the craftsmanship. Stunning.

Of everything that we have received so far, I have to say that these sapphire rings are my favorite. There is something about the vintage designs combined with the colorful gemstones. So rich, so beautiful.

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The other pieces that I am gravitating towards are those incorporating naturally colored diamonds. When Trent was born JoAnn and Roy gifted me a beautiful pair of yellow diamonds earrings. I’ve sought them out ever since and these necklaces are definitely fueling that love.

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To check out these pieces, and many more, be sure to stop by Yelton Fine Jewelers March 8th through March 10th for our Estate Extravaganza. This event will be a little bit different from those that we’ve held in the past. Here’s the official agenda:

  • March 8th: Our representative will be onsite offering the public an opportunity to sell their estate pieces.
  • March 9th through 10th: Our exclusive estate inventory will be available for browsing and for purchase.
  • March 8th through 10th: Repairs will be offered at a discount of 10%*

For more information and to RSVP visit the event page on Yeltons.com. I can’t wait to share these amazing estate pieces with all of you!

*Some exclusions apply, not valid on watches or previous repairs. See store for details.

 

L is for LeVian

February has arrived, and with Valentine’s Day around the corner the “L” word is flying through the air. For most people that word is LOVE, but here at Yelton Fine Jewelers it more commonly refers to one of our favorite designers …

LeVian.

 Join us on Thursday, February 8th for our annual LeVian event. From 10AM to 6PM we’ll be showing off their stunning 2018 collection. The focus this year is all about color, after all …

No one colors your world like LeVian.

As a September baby I’m delighted to announce that LeVian’s gemstone of the year is the Cornflower Ceylon Sapphire. This aligns perfectly considering that their betting the color Denim for fall of 2018. Here’s just a sample of some of their stunning blue pieces, perfect for adding sparkle to any outfit – day or night.

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Looking ahead to spring, I love their focus on the color Nude! In the jewelry world, this translates to stunning gemstones such as Neapolitan Opal and Peach Morganite. Need I say more? Opals are not easy to find, but LeVian has done a great job uncovering them. And, for the wanna-be-brides Peach Morganite is becoming a strong contender for engagement rings. Let me know if you need help dropping hints!

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Last, but not least, I’m so excited to see that geometric designs are sticking around for 2018. Leveraging chocolate diamonds, LeVian has done a great job at adding a bit more personality to this modern look. Wear them to the office, or hit the town to really show them off.

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Join us on Thursday, February 8th to check out these fabulous pieces, and more. The one thing that I love about LeVian {aside from everything} is their focus on creating truly unique looks. Many of these pieces are part of a very limited series, or they could even be one-of-a-kind. Don’t miss your chance to try them on for yourself! With just one glance you’ll see why LeVian is one of the hottest jewelry brands for 2018!

 

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.